Demo­cratic culture

Academy in Exile

The Academy in Exile is aimed at threatened academics from Turkey and intended to enable them to continue their academic work in Germany within the framework of a scholarship.
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Anetta Kahane
Simone Rafael
Chief Editor
Hajdi Barz
Educational Referent
Dr. Cornelia Schu
Managing Director
Edina Malkić

Digital Awareness

In its "Digital Awareness" project, the Institute for Democracy and Civil Society Jena (IDZ) monitors German-language debates with a broad political impact in digital space. It uses the results to strengthen civil-societal organizations campaigning for diversity, equality and the rule of law.
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Social inclusion
Johannes Fauser
Project Manager
Carina Hahn
Project Manager
Anika Noack
Director Pedagogic Workshop

km2 of Education in Fürstenwalde

One Square Kilometer of Education in Fürstenwalde is a network of public and private-sector educational institutions, which enables children to achieve individually successful educational biographies, on the basis of local needs and with the Pedagogic Workshop as a nodal point.
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Evelyn Scholz
Managing Director
Ante Rašić
Project Manager

Roma school mediation Dortmund

The goal of the cooperation agreement between the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Dortmund City Council and the Freudenberg Foundation is to trial the deployment of Roma school mediators in Dortmund’s northern district, to progress this approach and anchor it in the long term.
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Dr. Anne Seifert
Who we are
The Freudenberg Foundation was set up in 1984 by partners of the Freudenberg & Co. KG company as an independent, civil-societal organization tasked with fostering education and peaceful co-existence.

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