The large number of refugees and migrants currently arriving in Germany represents a major challenge for the country. There is a pressing need at many levels to find short-term solutions. A long-term vision must also be developed to ensure newcomers are successfully integrated into German society.
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Managing the peaceful transition of authoritarian states to democracy and a market-economic system represents a tremendous challenge. Whether ... read more
Meeting the societal effects of demographic change, globalization, digitization and growing social inequality requires collective action on the ... read more
The new flyer English Publications for 2016/2017 has been published now. Inside the small brochure you can read a description of each title and ... 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 emergent powers of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) are drawing attention as they change the political and economic ... read more
Europeans can be proud as they look back on ﬁfty years of peaceful integration. Nowadays many people worldwide see the European Union as a ... 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
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
How can politics, economy and society become more sustainable and socially just? To this end, what kind of political course has to be set at ... 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
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