ABOUT THE HEINRICH BÖLL FOUNDATION
The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (Heinrich Böll Foundation) is a German political foundation affiliated with the German Green Party (Alliance 90/The Greens). Its primary task is political education and advocacy in Germany and abroad. Our main tenets are ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, non-violence, and justice. In our work, we emphasize gender democracy, equal rights for minorities, and the political and social participation of migrants.
Our namesake, the writer and Nobel Prize laureate Heinrich Böll, personifies the fundamental principles we stand for: defense of freedom and human dignity, civic courage, open debate, and the acknowledgment of art and culture as independent spheres of thought and action. As a think tank for green visions and ideas, we are part of an international network with 34 offices worldwide and with partner projects in more than 60 countries.