With headquarters in Berlin and a network of 229 missions abroad, the Federal Foreign Office maintains Germany’s relations with other countries as well as with international and supra-national organizations. This work concerns much more than just political contacts among governments and parliaments. Because Germany and German society are enmeshed in ever-growing international networks, the Federal Foreign Office promotes intensive interaction and exchange with the world in the fields of business, culture, science and technology, the environment and development issues.


The Robert Bosch Stiftung is one of the major German foundations associated with a private company and has managed the philanthropic bequest of company founder Robert Bosch for over 50 years. Indeed it was his entrepreneurial vision, political farsightedness, moral fortitude and charitable initiatives that set the standards for the work of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.





The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) initiates and supports cultural expression and interaction that empower people to realise a shared future in Europe. This organization links inspirational people and ideas to cultural policymaking, both in local communities and on the European political stage.




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MitOst promotes cultural exchange and active citizenship in Europe and its neighbouring regions. With 1.400 members in 40 different countries as well as with various partners the organisation is a part of a dynamic European network. MitOst organises international programmes and projects and serve as a platform for new forms of social engagement and projects. The annual International MitOst Festival brings this network together.

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Insha Osvita is a special phenomenon in civil educational space. On the one hand, it is aan NGO operating on national level in Ukraine and deals with quality management of non-formal education and adult education. On the other hand, it is an international trainers association which implements educational programs for youth and specializes in using innovation in non-formal education.