The Brussels Office of the Bertelsmann Stiftung
The Brussels office of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, one of Europe’s largest private foundations, was established in 2000. The office is located at Schuman, in the heart of the EU district and close to the European institutions.
As a think tank in Europe’s capital, we contribute to the development of an integrated Europe that is built on the values of freedom, humanity and solidarity. The focus of our work is to advance Europe’s potential as a global player in foreign, security, economic and social policy. We analyze worldwide policy approaches and apply lessons learned from them to help Europe realize its vision of a "Union of Member States and Citizens".
The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Brussels office promotes transnational debate about future challenges facing Europe and its citizens. We provide European institutions, think tanks and media with key findings of our project work. Our work is based on the early detection of upcoming international developments that impact Europe and influence the Stiftung's worldwide agenda.Project Description
Many countries with a high level of youth unemployment are currently looking to Germany and its dual vocational training system and are reflecting on how they might transfer this system in order to be able to offer improved job perspectives to unemployed young people. The Bertelsmann Stiftung presented it to an international audience in Brussels.more
Which pros and cons are there for a European Unemployment Benefit Scheme? Can negative economic development in individual member states of the Eurozone be effectively buffered and future crises prevented this way? An expert conference of the Brussels office of Bertelsmann Stiftung in collaboration with the European Commission dealt with these questions.
The foreseeable change in the European Treaties provides think tanks with the opportunity to actively shape the future of the European Union. During the opening of the Brussels Think Tank Dialogue 2013, the Chairman of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Aart De Geus, emphasised, “The next European Convention will, in two or three years, provide the think tanks with the opportunity to participate in the debate of the future of Europe”. The Brussels office of the Bertelsmann Stiftung had organised the high-level event – at which the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso and the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, among others, participated – together with BRUEGEL, the Centre For European Policy Studies (CEPS), Confrontations Europe, the Egmont Institute, the European Policy Centre (EPC), Friends of Europe -Les amis de l’Europe, the Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri), Madariaga – the College of Europe Foundation, and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP).more
Last week the Spinelli Group and the Bertelsmann Stiftung presented their joint publication "A Fundamental Law for the European Union" to the press in Brussels. The document details proposed changes to the Treaty of Lisbon, the EU’s current constitutional architecture.more
The common policies of the EU countries have paid off. For the first time, there are evidence based calculations to prove that the transferal of policies to the EU level, and their funding through the EU, actually saves national governments money. That is the result of a study from the Bertelsmann Stiftung in cooperation with the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and RAND Europemore
The over-all conditions for older workers in Europe seem to have improved over the last decades. Yet the authors of a project report for the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the European Policy Centre (EPC) identify a series of disincentives and barriers that still prevent better labor market integration for an ageing workforce and presents a series of concrete policy measures.more
Office of the Bertelsmann Stiftung
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Tel.: +32 2 280-2830
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Project Film - Creating Second Career Labour Markets. Towards More Employment Opportunities for Older Workers / 2012
Film Clips - Creating Second Career Labour Markets. Towards More Employment Opportunities of Older Workers
Clip 1: Penelope Young
Clip 2 (02:48): Christian Kautz
Clip 3 (05:34): Pieter van Renterghem
Clip 4 (07:48): Johann Ganner
Clip 5 (10:23): Chris Gull
Clip 6 (13:09): Walter Deitinger