Advancing Societies

Everyone must take responsibility if society is to thrive. We promote inclusion, solidarity and diversity, while helping civil society, the private sector and government work together across traditional lines.

Intergenerational Justice

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[Translate to English:] Eine Person hält einen alten Globus an die Hüfte gelehnt.


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. read more

Ein junger Mann lehnt an einem Fensterbrett und schaut nachdenklich aus dem Fenster.


Long-term unemployment is becoming a structural problem for the EU

Who is affected by long-term unemployment in the EU, what are the reasons and how can we fight this big problem? Our study gives an input. read more

Integration and Diversity

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Liz Mohn, Vice Chairman of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Executive Board, presents the Reinhard Mohn Prize to former German President Joachim Gauck on the stage of the Gütersloh Theatre.


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

A group of non-Muslim and Muslim young people take a selfie in an office, smiling for the camera of the smartphone.

Religion Monitor

Clear Progress for Integration of Muslims in Western Europe

Despite social tensions, integration of Muslims is making clear progress, particularly on the job market and regarding the connection with the new homeland. read more

Demographic Change

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Eine ältere Dame und ihre Pflegerin, die ausländische Wurzeln hat, blicken in die Kamera.


Welfare state profits from migration

Foreign-born individuals currently living in Germany ensured a net fiscal surplus of € 22 billion in 2012. With more investments in education and a stronger focus on skilled migrants Germany could continuously profit from migration. read more

[Translate to English:] Das Parlamentsgebäude in Ulan Bator, Mongolei

BTI summer series

Mongolia: The Hidden Welfare Champion?

On occasion of the world's largest civil society gathering in August 2016, we look at an unknown star of social policy: Mongolia. read more