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Study

Before the election: Majority of Germans reject populist views

From Syriza and Podemos to Le Pen, Brexit and Trump: Political parties and individuals on both ends of the political spectrum have recently used populist sentiment to score political points. How do things look in the run-up to Germany's national elections? Our study defines what populism is – and shows that a majority of Germans do not hold populist views.

[Translate to English:] Mehrere Menschen laufen einen Weg entlang. Draufsicht aus der Vogelperspektive.

Study

Easing the burden on asylum systems requires disentangling flight and migration flows

While war or persecution are driving some to flee, others leave their homes because they cannot find work, feed their families or because they wish to secure a better life. A growing number of people from Africa and Asia have left for Europe, and the numbers of those migrating within the European continent are also growing. But it is often difficult to distinguish refugees from labor migrants. This places a heavy burden on asylum procedures and the system as a whole. What can we do to ease the burdens of a strained system? read more

View from a mountain on the Tunisian peninsula Cap Bon on parts of the peninsula and the Mediterranean Sea which surrounds it.

Analysis

Our sea, our problems, our solutions

The consequences of the crises and conflicts among Europe's southern neighbours are being clearly felt here too. It is time for the EU to revive its Mediterranean policy, argues our Middle East expert Christian Hanelt. read more

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Anniversary

40 Years Bertelsmann Stiftung

For 40 years, we have been committed helping everbody to be part of the society. Our anniversary year is dedicated to "Inspiring people. Shaping the future" - with numerous events and activities.  read more

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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