More than 6,000 applications received for travel grants

Until the deadline on 19th March the Schwarzkopf Foundation received more than 6,000 completed applications from all over Europe. The foundation wants to warmly thank all applicants for their interest!

Selected applicants will be notified by mid-April. In case you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Anna Saraste, e-mail:

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Historical Speech to Europe: Sigmar Gabriel speaks about Egon Bahrs „Tutzinger Rede“

On the 14th of March Sigmar Gabriel, the German Minister of Foreign Affairs, spoke about Egon Bahrs ,,Tutzinger Speech” from 1963. The former SPD politician Egon Bahr is known for the creation of the West-German political agenda towards the east. Together with Adelheid Bahr, the Schwarzkopf Foundation invited youngsters and persons from politics, economics and friends of Egon Bahr to commemorate the great German politician on its 95 birthday.

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Why the generation born after the fall of the Berlin Wall needs to position itself

The non-partisan initiative „Pulse of Europe“ invites you to show your support and to set an example together with them. Each Sunday thousands of people go onto the streets to stand up for a Europe they want to live in. They  are presenting their democratic, united Europe, which is respecting the human dignity, the rule of law, supporting the freedom of thought and action.

Last Sunday our col...

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Training the (peer) trainers in Porto, Münster and Dresden

Over the first weekend of March, a training event for the Foundation’s peer trainers took place in parallel in Porto (Portugal) and Münster as well as Dresden (Germany). The events focused on either introducing new trainers into the project or strengthening methodological skills and content-knowledge. The training in Porto was supported by Luis Menéndez of the Spanish team of Understanding Europe.

For the Portuguese team, according to Afonso Loureiro, project coordinator in Portugal, “Understanding Europe is of much importance for the Portuguese reality. We want to dismantle preconceptions about the EU. We want to successfully explain what is the EU and how it works. That way we will make youngsters engage more politically and make sure that their voices are heard. We are moved by the possibility of changing mentalities and working with youngsters to improve our EU and keep united in diversity.”

In Münster and Dresden, the...

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