Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Anne Klein Women’s Award 2020

Announcement

We invite you to nominate candidates for the 2020 Anne Klein Women’s Award, who courageously and perseveringly advocate human rights, equality and sexual self-determination. The closing date for submissions is 1st September 2019.

Our Topics

Democracy is out of order: CEU forced to leave Hungary

Analysis

The Central European University (CEU) announced that it is forced to launch all degree programs in a new location in Vienna in September 2019. The Hungarian Government has made it impossible for the university to ensure its operations in Budapest on the long run.

By Gabi Gőbl

A new Global Biodiversity Framework …for what and for whom?

Analysis

Nearly a decade after the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) set the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, evidence shows that the actions undertaken to implement them have not been sufficient. What should a new Global Biodiversity Framework look like?

By Gadir Lavadenz

Climate change and human rights – Can the courts fix it?

Overview

Climate litigation is on the rise - in Germany, in Europe and worldwide. What role can courts play in the fight against climate change? This article shows the link between human rights and climate change, its implications, and introduces some of the cases.

By Anne Kling

The return of religious politics

Interview

Religion is back on the political agenda, with various religious issues the subject of intensive political debate. An interview with Ellen Ueberschär, president of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

By Dr. Ellen Ueberschär

Human Rights

Dossier

All human beings are born equal in dignity and rights – regardless of where they come from, where they live, what they look like, whom they love, what language they speak, their gender, their religious or political beliefs, their social or economic status or in whatever way they may be different.

Macedonia: a captured society

The hostile environment created by the government makes the work of civil society actors practically impossible. To be a human rights activist in Macedonia is to be a person that is constantly threatened, attacked, and demonized.

By Xhabir Deralla

Belgrade Office - Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo

The focal points of the offices are supporting democratic and constitutional reform processes in the region and strengthening civil society. They work with journalists, lawyers and political scientists, initiate media debates, organize workshops and advise reform-oriented political forces and groups.

Prevention and peacebuilding in the context of shrinking space

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Civil society acitivists and organisations are under a lot of pressure in many countries. But whether civil society can develop its potential for peace and development and shape its political participation is closely linked to the framework conditions for civil society action. The FriEnt briefing "Prevention and Peacebuilding in Times of Shrinking Space" explains the growing challenges for peace promoters in times of shrinking space.

From «Paymaster of Europe» to «Shaper of Europeʼs future»

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E-Paper

Although the European Union is facing enormous political challenges, Germany has shown little initiative in European politics in recent years. Proposed reforms of other member states, such as France, have been mostly opposed on the grounds that «the German taxpayers» must not be even further burdened. This study investigates the factual and popular basis of this narrative.

Agriculture Atlas - Facts and figures on EU farming policy

Atlas

The European edition of this atlas combines elements from various already published national editions, giving both an overview of Europe as a whole as well as insights into the agricultural structures in various EU member states. This atlas aims to strengthen civil society and social movements throughout the continent, thereby advancing the ecological and social transformation in our agricultural and food systems.

Atlases

Agriculture Atlas - Facts and figures on EU farming policy

Atlas

The European edition of this atlas combines elements from various already published national editions, giving both an overview of Europe as a whole as well as insights into the agricultural structures in various EU member states. This atlas aims to strengthen civil society and social movements throughout the continent, thereby advancing the ecological and social transformation in our agricultural and food systems.

Publication series

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Perspectives Asia is a publication series of the Asia Desk of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung published in cooperation with the offices of the foundation in Asia. With this series, we intend to provide a German and European readership with an understanding of Asian perspectives, as well as an analysis of global trends and greater insights into developments and current political issues across the Asian region.

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Perspectives Africa is a publication series of the Africa offices of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung. With this series, we intend to let experts from Africa express their views about current political issues in their region. Perspectives focuses on Southern- , East- and West Africa where the foundation has established offices.

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Perspectivas is a series of publications of the Latin America department of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in cooperation with the offices of the region. The editions include debates and critical analyzes on democracy and the environment, gender policy and social issues, the impact of economic and development models. The interpretations and alternative approaches elaborated by Latin American author * s not only arouse interest in the region, but also enrich the German and European political debate.

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Perspectives Southeastern Europe is a publication series of the Southeastern Europe offices of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung. With this series, we intend to let experts from Southeastern Europe express their views about current political issues in their region. Perspectives focuses on Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, where the foundation has established offices. Neighbouring countries are not forgotten though.

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Perspectives is a collection of political analysis and commentary from the Middle East and North Africa. It aims to provide a platform to authors in the region. All publications are in English.

Livestream

We broadcast numerous events and conferences live.

Portals & Institutes
Go to GreenCampus

GreenCampus is our further education academy with offers in political management, personnel development as well as gender and diversity management.

Go to Heimatkunde

Heimatkunde is the migration policy portal of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

Go to the GWI

The Gunda Werner Institute at the Heinrich Böll Foundation (GWI) pools gender policy and feminist topics.

Go to the blog

This website highlights how energy transitions around the world are moving forward. It shows how they work, and what challenges lie ahead. The e-book on Germany’s Energiewende explains the country’s politics and policies, often regarded as the front runner in the global energy transition.

Go to the blog

The world is experiencing three simultaneous crises in finance, development, and the environment.  A number of economists are questioning the mainstream narratives and analyses of these crises.  Some of us have joined to create the Triple Crisis Blog to contribute to a more open and global dialogue around these three crises.