The Sporty Way to Spur Nationalism – Soccer World Cup as a Political Tool

Sports and its mega events have become a tool of government policy in Vladimir Putin's Russia. Sports policy is an essential part of strategies that borrow heavily from the Soviet past. A commentary by Miriam Kosmehl and Richard Arnold.

A container ship at sea, photographed from the air


Industrialized Countries are the Winners of Globalization

The retreat into the national sphere is in vogue – especially in the industrialized countries: The election results between Washington and Berlin reflect citizens' concerns about the negative consequences of globalization. However, our Globalization Report 2018 shows that the winners of globalization are often at home where the criticism of globalization is loudest: in the industrialized countries. read more

Liz Mohn, Vice Chairman of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Executive Board, presents the Reinhard Mohn Prize to former German President Joachim Gauck on the stage of the Gütersloh Theatre.


2018 Reinhard Mohn Prize awarded to Joachim Gauck

In bestowing the award on the topic "Living Diversity – Shaping Society", we honored the former German President for his role as a bridgebuilder in a culturally diverse society. read more

Menschen aus unterschiedlichen Kulturen legen ihre Hände übereinander

Religion Monitor

How do Germans deal with cultural diversity?

Half of Germans would like immigrants to adapt to mainstream society. One third would prefer a merging of cultures – and among younger people, this is even the majority view. read more


40 Years of the Bertelsmann Stiftung

Since its founding in 1977, the Bertelsmann Stiftung's mission has been to identify social trends and problems in order to develop sustainable solutions. read more