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Religious, cultural and linguistic diversity has always been a reality in Germany. Yet determining what constitutes success in terms of dealing ... read more
Social cohesion has become an important public goal in many countries across the globe, not only in the Western hemisphere, but also in Asia. ... read more
The new flyer English Publications for 2018/2019 has been published now. Inside the small brochure you can read a description of each title and ... read more
As the digital divide between urban and rural regions grows, not everyone everywhere benefits from the opportunities of digital transformation. ... read more
Conflict and war, but most of all overwhelming despair are driving massive numbers of mostly young people from the Middle East and North Africa, ... read more
Managing the peaceful transition of authoritarian states to democracy and a market-economic system represents a tremendous challenge. Whether ... read more
In the face of rising complexity and systemic risks, policy-making appears at a breaking point. If business and public leaders hope to create ... read more
The recent euro crisis and the dramatic increase of unemployment in some euro countries have triggered a renewed interest in a fiscal capacity ... read more
Since the first Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, many states have been looking for a new concept of economic and social progress. ... read more
The sector-specific approach to Corporate Responsibility (CR) has attracted little attention so far, although the industrial sector is a key ... read more
Although the principles of democracy are in abstract stable concepts, every generation must consider anew how best to apply them in society. ... read more
If well managed, migration generates benefits for migrants, their countries of origin and the countries they settle in. For migrants, it can ... read more
Connected through a common Customs Union, trade between the European Union and Turkey has steadily increased over the last decades. The emergence ... read more
Challenges for OECD and EU countries increase, while problem-solving abilities are in decline read more
The SDG Index & Dashboard gives an overview about if and how 149 states are reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report ... read more
German-Russian relations have been in decline since 2014, not only politically but also in the opinion of the public. Not only has the Russian-Ukrainian ... read more
This brochure that was published in cooperation with the Lifelong Learning Platform at the education policy challenges which arise in respect ... read more