eingetragener Verein (e.V.)
IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
Think tanks and research institutions
(+49) 89 12580
Rue du Trône 60
Mr Peter Dr. Witterauf
Mr Christian Forstner
The object of the foundation is
•to foster the democratic and civic education of the German people on the basis of Christianity,
•to promote education, popular and vocational training, including scholarships for students, in particular by opening up access to an academic training for gifted people with the appropriate character,
•to foster the academic sector, especially by means of conducting academic studies,
•to foster international attitudes and understanding between nationalities and to promote European unification, especially by inviting foreign groups and supporting journeys abroad,
•to sponsor cultural aims, especially to promote the preservation and maintenance of cultural works, and to promote the preservation of monuments,
•to promote development aid.
The work of the Brussels Office of the Hanns Seidel Stiftung in particular gives priority to:
•The reform of the European Union and EU enlargement;
•The promotion of the North-South dialogue and of democratic social and political values and the strengthening of their capacities in developing countries, in particular ACP-countries and Asia;
•The consolidation of democracy, of the rule of law and of social market economy in Eastern Europe.
The Brussels Office promotes European dialogue through a comprehensive program of high-level and broad-public events and facilitate decision-making and information exchange. It also provides in-depth analyses on European and development policy related issues.
The office has successfully maintained a comprehensive network of contacts with decision makers, policy experts and multipliers in the EU institutions and other Brussels based organizations. A wide range of contacts with political players and important organizations has been built up. The Brussels Office further cooperates with other political foundations and think tanks and provides know-how regarding European policy issues. It organizes visits of international delegations in order to offer them a first hand insight into the work of the EU through direct contacts with representatives of the European institutions.
A weekly newsletter provides an overview of current European policy decisions and developments.
The Hanns Seidel Foundation fulfils its mission in currently 60 countries worldwide.
For more than 30 years, the Institute for International Cooperation (IIC) has been involved in international projects, with financial backing from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the European Union, the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), and other partners abroad. The ICC works throughout the world towards “good governance”, democracy, peace, the rule of law and sustainable development.
The Liaison Bureaus in Washington, Athens, Brussels, Moscow/International Conferences have the task, in accordance with the Statutes of the Hanns Seidel Foundation, of promoting the understanding of nations and European unification through international debates and conferences.
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Founding member of the European Network of political foundations (ENoP)
Founding member of the Centre for European Studies (CES)
01/2011 - 12/2011
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