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Flight & Integration

Flight and immigration present society with a challenge – namely how to integrate refugees and immigrants into a nation, both in terms of employment and social integration in general. The Schöpflin Foundation therefore supports projects and organisations that work to promote the long-term integration of people with a migration background.

Non-Profit Journalism

Journalism is going through a period of upheaval. Old business models are becoming less and less effective. Media diversity is under threat. Non-profit journalism is one of many responses to what some people are calling the »crisis in the media«. We believe it is a necessary addition to state-funded and commercial journalism because a free press is a prerequisite for an open society and a vibrant democracy.

Schöpflin Biotop

The Schöpflin Biotop think-tank focuses on projects that are not mainstream, but which are so interesting and promising that we feel they are worthy of further investigation. The Biotop may throw up new issues, or give rise to new cooperation projects. In short, the Biotop is where the Schöpflin Foundation can experiment with its own future.

Economy & Democracy

In the right quantities, the economy and democracy go together like salt and pepper. But today the pursuit of profit dominates the taste of politics; and democracy has become too insipid. That is why we promote organisations that are working on a »new recipe« – one that will make the economy more digestible and will once again give people a taste for democracy.


More and more school children are struggling with finding the right path for them: should they succumb to the increasing pressure to go to university and get a degree? Or should they try to gain a place on one of the rare apprenticeship schemes? At the same time, the divide between what children currently learn at school and the skills they will need in the course of their lives is becoming ever wider. It is time for a rethink – and to set a new course. The Schöpflin Foundation, together with its partners, is looking for new ways of doing things.


Our Venues

The Schöpflin Foundation’s culture and debating venue – a place for agitation.

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Act before addiction takes hold.

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The ideal breeding ground for creativity, inspiration and innovation.

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A very special place where individuals learn how to become integrated members of the community.

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A creative town planning project using the knowledge of the many to re-design part of the town…

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Workshops for Children and Young People in the Werkraum


We are now taking bookings for all courses

Zukunftsforum Lörrach+ – Die Kraft des Lokalen


Das Zukunftsforum Lörrach+ startet in die nächste Runde.

Audiences enthralled by the Wintergäste Reloaded season and its series of staged readings


Now in its third year, the Wintergäste Reloaded season has once again proved to be an outstanding...

German Teachers Forum – 2018: Application Period Now Open


Motivated teachers from across Germany can now apply to take part.

»Trade at any Cost?« – the Question Posed by a New foodwatch Report


Yet more EU free trade agreements that are weak on consumer protection, weak on meat imports and...

Soft Skills Courtesy of Refugees


Social Bee awareness campaign challenges companies to recruit refugees and displaced people.

CIVIS Media Conference »The New German WE« in Berlin


Conference held by the CIVIC Media Foundation on 11 January 2018 at the Berlin Academy of Arts in...

»The Other America«: Reading Series at Werkraum Schöpflin


The 3rd »Wintergäste Reloaded« season of staged readings runs from 07 January to 04 February 2018.