Poor Implementation: Rich countries risk achievement of the global goals

Three years after the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all UN member states, the global community already risks to fall short on achieving the global goals. Though many countries are progressing, it is especially the rich countries of the G20, which need to strengthen their efforts, as a lack of national implementation mechanisms and negative spillover effects threaten the global achievement.

Strengthening Economies

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Industrialized Countries are the Winners of Globalization

The retreat into the national sphere is in vogue – especially in the industrialized countries: The election results between Washington and Berlin reflect citizens' concerns about the negative consequences of globalization. However, our Globalization Report 2018 shows that the winners of globalization are often at home where the criticism of globalization is loudest: in the industrialized countries. read more

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People want a Safety Net for Globalization and Trade

Free trade or protectionism? Our international survey analyses what people actually think about globalization, trade and protectionism. read more

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Peer Learning in Reform Policymaking

Tunisia is negotiating for more integration with Brussels. Ukraine, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova see closer economic and legal ties to the EU as an opportunity to advance structural reforms in their respective countries. read more

Improving Education

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Recognizing non-formal and informal competences

A new study shows: European countries need a binding validation system for non-formally or informally acquired competences. read more

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Indian high-skilled migrants and international students in Germany

Since a few years more and more Indian students and experts are coming to Germany. Our study examines their motivations and intentions of stay. read more

Advancing Society

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2018 Reinhard Mohn Prize awarded to Joachim Gauck

In bestowing the award on the topic "Living Diversity – Shaping Society", we honored Gauck for his role as a bridgebuilder in a culturally diverse society. read more

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Religion Monitor

How do Germans deal with cultural diversity?

Half of Germans would like immigrants to adapt to mainstream society. One third would prefer a merging of cultures – and among younger people, this is even the majority view. read more

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International Research

Learning from the World: Liz Mohn in the good practice city of Mechelen

The Belgian city of Mechelen is showing the way forward in efforts to live well together in diversity. While visiting the city, Liz Mohn was introduced to its diversity strategies. read more


Book Publication

What Holds Asian Societies Together?

Many Asian economies are expanding rapidly and growing ever more complex. At the same time, however, social problems are also increasing in South, Southeast, and East Asia. So what about the social cohasion in this region? read more

Vitalizing Culture

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Mezzo-Soprano Svetlina Stoyanova from Bulgaria and Bass Cho ChanHee from South Korea, winner of 2017 NEUE STIMMEN, with Liz Mohn and Dominique Meyer, chairman of the jury.

Singing Competition

Svetlina Stoyanova and Cho ChanHee win 2017 NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition

Mezzo-Soprano Svetlina Stoyanova from Bulgaria and Bass Cho ChanHee from South Korea are the winners of the 17. International Singing Competition NEUE STIMMEN. read more

Elsa Dreisig, winner of the NEUEN STIMMEN 2015, at the finals in Gütersloh, Germany.

Singing Competition

NEUE STIMMEN celebrates 30th anniversary and further develops support for young opera singers

In 2017, NEUE STIMMEN is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Since its founding, the competition has become an international platform for creating careers. read more

Shaping Democracy

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Poland's disoriented EU policy

Poland's declining democratic credentials have sparked a growing distance with the rest of the EU. And there is scant sign that bridges will be built any time soon. read more


GED Economic Outlook: Japan

The GED Project is launching a new series: GED Economic Outlook. In this series, we will look at what the future might bring for countries or ... read more

Promoting Health

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Patients value "Dr. Google's" versatility

Many people seek advice from "Dr. Google". Findings from our new study show that more than one half of patients are satisfied with the health information they find online. But are physicians and patients making good use of the internet's potential? read more


The Digital Patient

Whereas all healthcare stakeholders agree that digitization is changing their field, there are many different views regarding the opportunities and limits inherent to this trend. Our project offers studies, strategic action plans and forums for debate. read more