Alternatives: Agroecology and community supported agriculture — by Jan Urhahn, Christine Pohl on HB Foundation

Agroecology is a successful concept which promotes farming methods that are attuned to local ecosystems. It is already used for growing rice worldwide. In France, the smallholder movement AMAP has attracted a huge membership. Farmers sign contracts to supply customers over a period of several months of a year. Creator: Atlasmanufaktur/Heinrich Böll Foundation. This image…

Videos: Fossil Free Europe and Rethinking the Green Economy – Which economic model do we need for social and ecological justice? — Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Source: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Rethinking the Green Economy – Which economic model do we need for social and ecological justice? This and other questions were discussed by Tim Jackson, author of “Prosperity Without Growth”, and Gerhard Schick, author of “Machtwirtschaft – nein danke!” with the authors of Inside the Green Economy. The event on 19 September 2016…

Afghanistan: “The main victims in the fight to reach peace are young people.” — Interview with Bashir Ahmad Fatehi on Heinrich Boell Foundation de

The main victims in the fight to reach peace and security are young people. Nonetheless, in government decision making, the role of young politicians is negligible; this shows what the government’s motivations actually are. Photo: Rah-e-Madanyat daily newspaper. All rights reserved.   Bashir Ahmad Fatehi has been busy with cultural and educational projects since completing…

Afghanistan: Youth in Transition — By Susanne Schmeidl on Heinrich Boell Foundation|Young Afghans in search for a better future

Mobility has long been a survival strategy for many Afghans during the past decades of conflict and economic uncertainty. This article discusses the impact of a deteriorating security situation, international security transitions, a faltering economy and declining international assistance, and the demographic stress of rapid population growth and urbanization on the two-thirds of the Afghan…

Deutschland gewinnt durch Zuwanderung — von Ralf Fücks in Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung de (In German language which says Germany profits through immigrants)

1,2 Millionen Menschen wanderten 2013 nach Deutschland ein und machten die Bundesrepublik damit zum zweitbeliebtesten Einwanderungsland weltweit. Ein Kommentar von Ralf Fücks zum Migrationsbericht 2013 der Bundesregierung. Fakten gegen Vorurteile: Deutschland ist ein Einwanderungsland – nach den USA das zweitattraktivste Zielland weltweit. 2013 kamen mehr als 1,2 Millionen Menschen nach Deutschland. Gleichzeitig verließen 800.000 die…

What does Germany’s international responsibility mean? — by Heinrich August Winkler on Heinrich Böll Stiftung

Prof. Heinrich August Winkler, Professor Emeritus of Modern History, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Photo:Stephan Röhl. This image is licensed under Creative Commons License. The “Age of Extremes” was the memorable title of Eric Hobsbawm’s book about the 20th century.[1]No other country has as much reason to reflect about the “short century” as Germany does, because no…

Video: Ecopolis – A City with a Future — Heinrich Böll Stiftung (The Green political foundation)

Source: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung    About the foundation   Fostering democracy and upholding human rights, taking action to prevent the destruction of the global ecosystem, advancing equality between women and men, securing peace through con­ flict prevention in crisis zones, and defending the freedom of individuals against excessive state and economic power – these are the objectives…

Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students from inside and outside Germany

The scholarship department of the Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students from inside and outside Germany. We hold the application process twice a year. The application deadline is 1 March and 1 September. Please note: We only accept online applications. The application portal will be opened about 6 weeks before…

Understanding Pakistan: Media in the political process – a fourth power in the state? Lectures at Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung,Berlin by renowned Pakistani experts

With Rehana Hakim (Newsline, Pakistan) Western perceptions of Pakistan tend to be uniformly negative – corrupt, dysfunctional and dangerous are only a few adjectives that come to mind. For years, Pakistan has been perceived by many observers of global affairs as a stumbling block towards regional and global security and peace. With this dominant biased…