A power to change societies for the better

Learnings from the 5th Global Pro Bono Summit

Derk Norde draws a positive conclusion from the meeting in Lisbon more...

For a Global Coalition of Responsible Leaders

Europe's Politics at a Crossroads

What is Germany’s new responsibility? more...

Learning Not for School But for Life

Impressions from the Transatlantic Core Group

What can education and training look like today? more...

9th BMW Foundation Global Table

Responsibility, Trust and Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Societies

Examine factors to lead post-conflict societies into a peaceful future more...
29Mar

.@diplomacy_lab member @j_kloiber: session at on collaboration between governments and communities. bit.ly/2mYpZYa

28Mar

Join bootcamp @ImpactHubBLN to gain hands-on knowledge about and ! bit.ly/1XC7t4M

27Mar

Half time at . Great events, so far! More to come… Check our gallery for impressions:..twitter.com/i/web/status/8...Ow

27Mar

Congrats to our Responsible Leader @elsamariedsilva from India! She is changing women’s lives w/ @pinthecreep..twitter.com/i/web/status/8...t7

25Mar

03/25/1957 - today we celebrate 60 years of , and ..twitter.com/i/web/status/8...jh

29Mar

.@diplomacy_lab member @j_kloiber: session at on collaboration between governments and communities. bit.ly/2mYpZYa

28Mar

Join bootcamp @ImpactHubBLN to gain hands-on knowledge about and ! bit.ly/1XC7t4M

27Mar

Half time at . Great events, so far! More to come… Check our gallery for impressions:..twitter.com/i/web/status/8...Ow

27Mar

Congrats to our Responsible Leader @elsamariedsilva from India! She is changing women’s lives w/ @pinthecreep..twitter.com/i/web/status/8...t7

25Mar

03/25/1957 - today we celebrate 60 years of , and ..twitter.com/i/web/status/8...jh

30Jun

Press Release

BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt expands impact-oriented investment

Social enterprise African Clean Energy receives €300,000 loan  more

24May

Press Release

500 participants from 70 countries attend BMW Foundation Forum in Munich

New ideas to address a wide variety of urgent problems  more

27Apr

Press Release

The BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt at the German Day of Foundations

Book Publications and Discussions  more

11Mar

Press Release

4th Global Pro Bono Summit

Taproot Foundation and BMW Foundation convene the 4th Annual Global Pro Bono Summit in Singapore.  more

10Jan

8th Global Table

Recap | 8th BMW Foundation Global Table, Bosnia and Herzegovina

20Dec

8th Global Table

An interview with Lence Ristoska and Eka Tkeshelashvili

29Nov

7th Global Table

An Interview with Sonja Licht

04Nov

7th Global Table

An Interview with Abdallah Al Dardari

20Oct

Re-thinking Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

The assessments of sub-state actors play an increasingly important role



People, Ideas, Views


A power to change societies for the better

A power to change societies for the better

Learnings from the 5th Global Pro Bono Summit

17 Mar 2017 | Derk Norde | Pro bono and Engagement

Last week, a group of over 100 people from five continents could be seen happily strolling the picturesque streets and ancient buildings of Lisbon, Portugal. They were pro bono intermediaries and interested affiliates from all over the world, who had come together for the 5th Global Pro Bono Summit.

For a Global Coalition of Responsible Leaders

For a Global Coalition of Responsible Leaders

Europe's Politics at a Crossroads

15 Feb 2017 | Michael Schaefer | Europe and its neighbours

The election of Donald Trump is a wake-up call. Those who saw Brexit as an unwarranted decision by a British population keeping its distance from the Continent now need to understand that the exception has become the rule.



Learning Not for School But for Life

Learning Not for School But for Life

Impressions from the Transatlantic Core Group

14 Dec 2016 | Franziska von Kempis | Europe and Its Neighbors

Learning not for a specific job, but for a career? What can education and training look like today, both in Germany and the United States? During a workshop held at the U.S. East Coast, Franziska von Kempis, a new member of the Transatlantic Core Group, learned many new things, including about Bible study and the presidential elections.

Reviving the Momentum

Reviving the Momentum

8th Global Table Discusses Rule of Law in Southeast Europe

09 Dec 2016 | BMW Foundation | Europe and the Emerging Economies

Unsolved conflicts of the past, an overwhelming bureaucracy, corrupt elites, and poor rule of law: many countries in Southeast Europe are in permanent crisis mode. Hope has always come from the accession prospects to the European Union – but the EU itself has had an identity problem for some time. Southeast Europe urgently needs innovative approaches – and the strength to take control of its destiny.