An electoral win, yes – but triumph will have to wait

A general sense of relief, mixed with skepticism, following Emmanuel Macron's victory at the presidential polls: The French electoral campaign has revealed a deep political divide that the president-elect must now bridge if he is to lead the way forward for France and Europe. Our Europe expert Joachim Fritz-Vannahme examines what priorities Macron must set.

Group photo with the members of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Executive Board, the former German President Joachim Gauck and the Bertelsmann's trainees.

Anniversary Gala

Guests from around the World Celebrate 40 Years of the Bertelsmann Stiftung

The Bertelsmann Stiftung's four decades of engagement were the reason for celebrating with 500 guests from the social, political and business spheres. The foundation is a "success story" that has endured, said former German President Joachim Gauck at the gala event held on Wednesday at the Gütersloh Theater. The younger generation also contributed ideas, with the Bertelsmann’s trainees suggesting which issues we should address in the future. read more

Participants of a discussion panel sit in armchairs on the podium during the Bertelsmann Foundation's annual conference.


Technological Innovation Promises to Reshape Global Economy

Digitization will disrupt the labor market. This was the main result of the Bertelsmann Foundation's annual conference in Washington. read more

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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


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