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


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

Our study shows who exactly is affected by long-term unemployment, examines the reasons and provides steps against it. read more

Ein kleiner junge sitzt auf einer Holzbank und starrt auf eine rußschwarze Steinwand eines heruntergekommenen Hauses. Das Kind dreht dem Fotografen den Rücken zu.

Social Justice Index

European economic and debt crisis: Children and young people are hardest hit

Our Social Justice Index 2015 shows: In the EU, some 26 million children and young people are threatened by poverty or social exclusion. read more

Integration and Diversity

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Asylum systems under pressure: Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden in the "crisis year 2015"

In three studies we analyse how Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden managed the refugee crisis in 2015. read more

Eine fünfköpfige Familie - Eltern und drei Töchter - steht vor ihrem Wohnhaus.


With Heart and Mind in Münster

In Münster, a concept for the integration of refugees is bearing fruit: good housing throughout the city and no mass accommodation. 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

Active Ageing

Towards more employment opportunities for older workers

Inspired by the "2012 European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity amongst the Generations" the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the European Policy Centre (EPC) have combined forces for their joint project on "Second Career Labour Markets. Towards more Employment Opportunities for Older Workers". read more