Shaping Democracy

Democratic institutions are increasingly under pressure – globally, throughout Europe and within Germany. We are committed to helping achieve diverse democracies with high levels of transparency, citizen participation, balanced budgets and sustainable policymaking.

Europe’s Future

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Lack of reforms for education and migration in the EU member states

In different areas the EU member states need reforms - especially in the fields of education and migration. That shows our Europe-wide survey under national experts. read more

International Governance

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Asia Policy Brief

Can Modi make the elephant dance?

Narendra Modi's commendable plan to transform India's welfare system and bring in sustainable development through radical market-driven reforms is challenged by infrastructure bottlenecks and the realities of rural India. read more

Blick auf den Tian’anmen-Platz in Peking. Im Hintergrund zu sehen ist das Tor des Himmlischen Friedens, der Eingang zur Verbotenen Stadt, dem Kaiserpalast.

Scenario study

China at crossroads: What about the Asian country's future?

In six scenarios we focus on China's future development and possible outcomes for Germany. read more

[Translate to English:] Vogelperspektive auf ein Rettungsboot voll mit Flüchtlingen und einem Hubschrauber im Mittelmeer.


Refugees in Italy: Europe holds the key

In front of the Italian coast still thousands of refugees drown or escape death at the last minute. The refugees who reach Italy's shores often face an uncertain future. Time has come to act. read more