The Hertie Foundation examines the foundations of our cohesion and supports institutions and individuals who live and strengthen our democracy.
What makes a democracy strong? Are we taking our democracy for granted? How do we have to change democracy and ourselves in order to continue to find the best solutions together in our open, diverse, and complex world?
In the field "strengthening democracy", we study the foundations of our cohesion, make it experienceable, ensure its development, and defend it against radical opponents. In order to achieve this goal, we are committed and promote institutions and persons who strengthen our democracy by example. Our fields of action for this are education, integration, and an active civil society.
The scientific study of our democracy at the highest level and on an international scale.
A living democracy includes people who actively think about their everyday life and invite others to do so as well.
Social commitment and innovation must be conveyed and supported as a driver of democracy.