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Fondazione Heinrich Boell

Heinrich Böll Foundation is a catalyst for green visions and projects, a think tank for policy reform, and an international network,

  • is closely affiliated to the German Green Party
  • promotes the development of democratic civil society at home and abroad
  • defends equal rights and equal opportunities regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, or nationality
  • supports cultural projects as part of our civic education programmes
  • assists gifted, socially and politically active students and graduates in Germany and abroad
  • co-operates with state foundations in all of the 16 German states
  • is mostly financed through public funds (currently around 45 million euros per year)

The primary objectives guiding the foundation are:

  • establishing democracy and human rights
  • fighting against environmental degradation
  • safeguarding everyone’s rights of social participation
  • supporting non-violent conflict resolution
  • defending the rights of individuals