The Robert Schuman Foundation, established and given charitable status in 1991 after the fall of the Berlin Wall, works for European unity. As a recognized research institute, the foundation publishes studies of the European Union and its policies in France, Europe and other foreign countries. With well-founded scientific texts, publications and conferences, the foundation aims to stimulate and enrich the European debate. The foundation particularly supports young democracies that are still in development.
The Genshagen Foundation’s work is aimed at strengthening Europe in its cultural diversity, political ability to act, social coherence and economic dynamics. At the interface between civil society, the state and the economy, it is engaged in the task areas of Art and Culture Mediation in Europe and European Dialogue – Thinking Europe Politically. The focus is on promoting and intensifying the Franco-German and German-Polish relations as well as the dialogue within the Weimar triangle. The foundation’s head office at Genshagen Castle meanwhile serves as a place of encounter and exchange between art, culture, politics, business, science and the media. With its diverse events and publications, the Genshagen Foundation contributes to the search for new approaches and answers to current and future social and political challenges – always in a European framework.
The Genshagen Foundation is an operatively run non-profit foundation under public law. The founders are the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM) and the Land of Brandenburg.