What We Do : A Look Behind the Scenes

Our projects respond to societal challenges and make a sustainable contribution to society’s wellbeing.

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ACT2GETHER – Fair opportunities for young people

More than a quarter of all young people have poorer opportunities to participate, contribute and grow up well due to social inequality. 2.8 million children and young people in Germany are affected by poverty. The ACT2GETHER initiative is committed to providing fair opportunities for these young people. Along with many partners, ACT2GETHER is working on effective solutions against social inequality with and for marginalized young people.

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Ethics of algorithms

In the “Ethics of Algorithms” project, we are taking a close look at the consequences of algorithmic decision-making on society. We aim to help inform and advance algorithmic systems that facilitate greater social inclusion. This involves committing to what is best for a society rather than what’s technically possible.

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eupinions

eupinions is an independent platform for European public opinion. We collect, analyse and comment on what the European public thinks about current political issues and megatrends.

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jungbewegt

A democratic and civil society is not a given good. It depends on citizens taking responsibility for the common good and participating in the solution of social problems. People who are committed to tolerance, solidarity, equality and peace are decisive for the cohesion of society and for the future of democracy.

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Monitoring Democracy

Democracy is facing major challenges both in Germany and on the international level. Key institutions of democracy in Germany, such as elections and parliaments, are losing legitimacy.

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Religion Monitor

The Religion Monitor provides a better understanding of how we can find a way for people of different cultural and religious backgrounds to live together in harmony.

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Smart Country

Smart Country addresses the challenges of the 21st century. Intelligent technology and networking should help to enable the participation of all and secure equal living conditions in cities and regions.

Sustainable Development Goals Index

The UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) are a universal framework to which all 193 UN member states have signed up. Our project SDG Index shows how they are performing and how the Agenda 2030 can be implemented.

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Transformation Index BTI

The BTI project analyzes and compares transformation processes to democracy and market economy worldwide. We want to identify successful strategies for shaping change.