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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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Film zu »Refugee Canteen« gewinnt das Impact Festival 2018


Die FilmemacherInnen dokumentieren wie eine gastronomische Vorschule gestaltet werden kann.

Saarländische Offensive für Integration


fitt erhält 3-jährige Förderung der Generali Stiftung und wird Teil des Human Safety Net for Refugee...

Erfolgreicher Auftakt mit Sascha Lobo


»Maschine Macht Mensch« startete mit einem Vortrag zum Thema Digitale Menschenrechte

Premiere »Begegnungen mit Menschen in Brombach«


Eröffnung der Video-Installation am Sonntag, 21. Oktober um 19 Uhr in Brombach.

Zweiter Zukunftstag ein voller Erfolg


Die Schöpflin Stiftung und fairNETZt ziehen eine positive Bilanz des Zukunftstages Lörrach+.

Neue Bildungsangebote der Schöpflin Stiftung


Regionales und überregionales Engagement des Programmbereichs »Schule & Entwicklung« vorgestellt.

New Werkraum Schöpflin Homepage Goes Live


The new website: clear, orange, informative – and using state-of-the-art technology

Machines : Power : People


Events on digitalisation in the Werkraum Schöpflin – including a talk by Sascha Lobo