In brief

About the project

The challenges to democracy are solvable. Although it is facing increasingly complex problems around the world and is under increasing attack, many ideas for its future have been around for a long time. Too often, however, they are considered in isolation or in a limited way, while in some places there is a lack of impetus for entirely new approaches. 

To this end, the project fulfils three core functions: It strengthens interfaces, creates knowledge exchange and organises joint action. Factor D is active in Germany, Austria and the German-speaking part of Switzerland - and thus bundles forces for a democratic area with more than 100 million citizens.

Factor D develops different formats to realise its mission: In regular online events, democratic actors exchange knowledge and experience across sectors. The participatory festival in September 2024 is dedicated to collective strategies and creates a space for insights, ideas and inspirations to flow into strategies. In innovation processes lasting several months, Factor D brings together actors from all three countries to jointly find solutions to specific challenges, such as strengthening youth participation in the local area.


Max Bohm
Co-CEO Germany Faktor D
e-mail to Max Bohm
Hannah Göppert
Co-CEO Germany Faktor D
e-mail to Hannah Göppert

Contact at Robert Bosch Stiftung

Nina Lüders
Senior Project Manager
Phone+49 30 220025-124
e-mail to Nina Lüders