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Equal Opportunities Policy

With a wide range of formats, including interviews, video, commentary, as well as conferences and panel discussions we are trying to cover a great diversity of issues on the development of democratic gender conditions.

Europe’s Future

Through their activities, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and its project partners want to promote public discourse in Europe and encourage people to get actively involved as citizens of the European Union.

Europe’s Youth

The Heinrich Böll Foundation aims to offer diverse activities for young Europeans and give them the opportunity to get together and swap ideas, to build networks and to come up with shared projects.

The Programme “Europe for Citizens” 2014

In 2007, the European Commission initiated the programme "Europe for Citizens", calling on all organisations engaged in European politics to pursue actively and persistently programmes suited to make the European Union, its institutions, committees, workings, and representatives, more visible and comprehensible to Europe's citizens.

Merkel closes the Hungarian loophole

On 2 February, Angela Merkel visits Hungary. The German-Hungarian friendship has undergone fundamental changes in the recent past - and the rewriting of Germany’s Russia policy also entails reshaping its ties to Hungary.

By Benedek Jávor

Hannah Arendt, Putin and Today’s Russia

Hannah Arendt would have found a lot to dislike about today’s Russia. But she would have loved Pussy Riot. An excerpt from the lecture of Ralf Fücks upon the occasion of the 2014 Hannah Arendt Prize.

By Ralf Fücks

Nothing New in Bosnia?

Elections, Coalition building and a new chance for the European Integration: What has to change now in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

By Saša Gavrić, Tijana Cvjetićanin

Announcing the "illiberal state"

The Băile Tuşnad speech of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán must be analyzed in a wider contex: The Orbán regime is systematically taking control of all institutions that could have a role in containing the power of the government.

By Attila Juhász

Viktor Orbán’s “New State”

In the Romanian spa town Băile Tuşnad, Viktor Orbán declares the post-communist period to be over and evokes a new Hungarian community in front of 8,000 students.

By Wolfgang Klotz

The EU Parliamentary Elections - Views from across the Atlantic

The upcoming European Parliament elections are overshadowed by the perception of an indecisive European Union ill-prepared to deal with geopolitical challenges. Inferring from that a general indifference towards the European Union or its Parliament, however, is a short-sighted fallacy.

By Charlotte Beck

Ukraine: What the EU can do

Most important now is that the international community responds speedily and clearly to what amounts to a Russian occupation of the Crimea and the additional threat of Russian troops being stationed in Ukraine. Europe is in no way powerless in the face of Russian actions, as Ralf Fücks and Walter Kaufmann illustrate in a ten-point plan.

By Ralf Fücks

Europe on the Move

“Because Europe’s not always in good working order, some demand less of it. We, on the other hand, want more Europe!” At the conference “Europe's Future – Europe’s Young Generation” young Europeans came together to discuss deficits and options of an Europe based on solidarity.

By Cornelius Wüllenkemper

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