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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

Brussels spotlights


Challenges facing the new EU leadership after the European elections

The EU needs new leadership with vision. This is the conclusion of the participants of the 5th Brussels Think Tank Dialogue. The event was organised by the Bertelsmann Stiftung and nine other leading think tanks. More than 400 participants from across Europe discussed the challenges facing the new leaders of the EU after the European elections.


Initiative 'New Pact for Europe' publishes its first report on strategic options for the EU

The 'New Pact for Europe' initiative has launched its first report on strategic options for the future of the European Union. The goal of the report is to foster a wider public debate on the EU’s future both at European and national level.


Germany's dual vocational training system - a model for other countries?

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.



The panel in Brussels: Suparna Karmakar, Tom Jenkins, Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Annette Heuser and Monique Goyens. Brussels - 30/01/2014

Experts call for transparency in TTIP negotiations

The negotiations on the transatlantic free trade agreement TTIP need to be transparent and include stakeholders. This was confirmed by the participants of a panel debate that was organised by Bertelsmann Stiftung's Brussels office.

László Andor, Aart De Geus, Álvaro Santos Pereira and Shahin Vallée. Brussels - 18/10/2013

New paths to the stabilization of the Eurozone

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.

Participants on the Center Stage Guetersloh / Brussel - 09/10/2013

Spinelli Group and Bertelsmann Stiftung present proposed 'Fundamental Law' for EU in Brussels

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.


Contact Persons
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Address: Brussels

Office of the Bertelsmann Stiftung
Résidence Palace
Rue de la Loi 155
B-1040 Brussels

Tel.: +32 2 280 2830
Fax: +32 2 280 3221

Twitter: @BStBrussels

Speech by Aart De Geus on TTIP negotiations (2014)

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