Ottilie Bälz

Senior Vice President
#philanthropy #climatechange #migration #ukraine

Ottilie is responsible for the topics of climate change and migration in the Global Issues area of support and is also the contact person for the Foundation's Ukraine funding. She has worked for the Robert Bosch Stiftung for more than twenty years and has also held positions at the German Foreign Office, the Goethe Institute, and various NGOs. She studied Slavic studies, German studies and Eastern European history in Cologne and Moscow.


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"Fundamental socio-ecological transformation can only succeed if it is equitable and participatory."


  • “Africa's Cities Under Stress - Climate Change and Immigration Begin to Dramatically Change the Way People Live Together“. Neue Zürcher Zeitung: Nov 1, 2021

  • “Soft Power and Hard Power - The Foreign Cultural Policy of the Russian Federation”. In: Maaß, Kurt-Jürgen (Ed.): Kultur und Außenpolitik. Handbuch für Wissenschaft und Praxi (Culture and Foreign Policy. A Compendium for Research and Practice), 3rd, completely revised and expanded edition. Tübingen: Nomos 2015