Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
http://www.boell.de/
 
Source description last updated: 15 May 2015
 
In brief:
The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is a foundation established in 1997 and closely affiliated with the German Green Party aiming to promote democracy, human rights, social participation, non-violent conflict resolution, rights of individuals and environmental protection in Germany and abroad.
 
Coverage on ecoi.net:
Monthly Iran report and selected other reports.
Covered monthly on ecoi.net, for countries of priorities A-C.
 
Mission/Mandate/Objectives:
“The Heinrich Böll Foundation is part of the Green political movement that has developed worldwide as a response to the traditional politics of socialism, liberalism, and conservatism. Our main tenets are ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self-determination and justice. We place particular emphasis on gender democracy, meaning social emancipation and equal rights for women and men. We are also committed to equal rights for cultural and ethnic minorities and to the societal and political participation of immigrants. Finally, we promote non-violence and proactive peace policies. […]
Our namesake, the writer and Nobel Prize laureate Heinrich Böll, personifies the values we stand for: defence of freedom, civic courage, tolerance, open debate, and the valuation of art and culture as independent spheres of thought and action.” (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung: Who we are, what we do, undated)
 
“We maintain close ties to the German Green Party (Alliance 90/The Greens) and as a think tank for green visions and projects, we are part of an international network […].” (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung: Who we are and what we do. An introduction to our Foundation., undated)
 
Funding:
“The Heinrich Böll Foundation e.V. is funded almost entirely through public grants. In the reporting year of 2013, the Foundation had 50.9 million euros at its disposal (preliminary figures). In 2013, the bulk of funds (44%) went toward our international activities. Other increases were directed toward our scholarship program, material expenditures, and investment […].” (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung: Annual Report 2013, Facts about the Foundation, April 2014)
 
For further details see:
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung: Jahresbericht 2013, Stiftungsmanagement, p. 62, April 2014
https://www.boell.de/sites/default/files/boell_jb_2013_kommentierbar.pdf
 
Scope of reporting:
Geographic focus: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Middle East.
Thematic focus: Democracy, environment, human rights, social inclusion, conflict resolution, gender and diversity.
 
Methodology:
“We work with 160 project partners in over 60 countries and currently maintain 29 international offices.” (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung: Who we are and what we do. An introduction to our Foundation., undated)
 
“The Iran Report analyses news from various sources, which can also be understood as a bypass to censorship and restrictions on journalistic work imposed by those in power. The Iran Report does not yield headlines, but enhances news releases by shedding light on media reports and what is left unsaid between their lines.“ (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung website: Iran-Report, undated, working translation by ACCORD)
 
No further information found.
 
Languages of publications:
German, English and languages of project countries.
 
Further reading / links:
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung: Charter of Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e.V. in the wording of May 2012, May 2012
https://www.boell.de/sites/default/files/assets/boell.de/images/download_de/stiftung/Satzung_englisch.pdf
 
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung website: Foreign Offices: Contact and Information, undated
https://www.boell.de/en/foundation/foreign-offices
 
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung website: Mission Statement, undated
https://www.boell.de/en/foundation-mission-statement
 
 
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ecoi.net summary:
Website of the human rights and development foundation with links to affiliated and incorporated organisations and an overview of current publications. Languages: German, English, Spanish
Homepage:
http://www.boell.de/
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