Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

No-(wo)man’s-land

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, in collaboration with the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Warsaw and as part of qualitative pilot studies on cyber-violence from the female perspective, has decided to encourage preventive action.

By Zuzanna Warso, Gert Röhrborn

APLLY FOR THE 2018 TRANSATLANTIC MEDIA FELLOWSHIPS

The Transatlantic Media Fellowships programme since several years supports well-researched transatlantic journalism. In 2018, the Heinrich Böll Foundation (including our office in Warsaw) sponsors a select number of journalists from the US and Europe for an independent, minimum five-day, transatlantic trip to research stories relevant to the foundation’s work on climate and energy policy, democracy and social policy, or foreign and security policy.

Visit our 2018 call for applications

 

 

Democracy & Human Rights

Imagined urban communities. Eastern European experiences

Report

Can politically engaged art help individuals to create vibrant, self-sustaining and inclusive urban communities, where they feel connected with their place of living and their fellow citizens?

By Annika Poblocki, Gert Röhrborn

The power and influence of the young

Report

Are the young involved in social and public activities to better their environment?  Or are they a passive and, perhaps, entitled audience? The answer is never simple or obvious. As part of the conference "The future of the civic participation of the young" in Iława, we discussed the subject versus the object nature of the inclusion of young people in decision-making processes – whether the young are users, or those being used, in the ongoing trend of their presence as a political topic. Finally, together with practitioners from the fields of education and local government, we wondered how to make the dialogue between young people and adults real and sensible.

By Gert Röhrborn, Joanna Pietrasik
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Energy & Climate

Katowice: A European coal capital goes green

Nowhere in the EU is smog more suffocating than in southern Poland. This year, the polluted Polish mining city Katowice will host the COP24 climate conference. Ahead of that, change is in the air — and on the ground.

By Richard Fuchs

The Geoengineering Fallacy

Geoengineering technologies are not yet deployable globally, but support for them is advancing fast, thanks to backing by powerful advocates eager to start experiments. But no silver bullet for climate change exists, and we must not abandon proven methods for the sake of a promise that one will be found.

By Barbara Unmüßig

Can the Brooklyn Microgrid project revolutionise the energy market?

A New York based energy project built on blockchain is currently attempting to create peer-to-peer marketplaces for distributed energy. As the global energy market is still trapped in a previous era and needs an urgent and thorough redesign, the Brooklyn Microgrid could be a game changer.

By Urszula Papajak
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International Politics

German-Polish European Dialogue

German-Polish European Dialogue summarizes the texts posted on the German-Polish European Blog, run by WiseEuropa with the cooperation of Heinrich Böll Foundation in Warsaw since June 2017. 

By Małgorzata Kopka

The Nightmare of the Czech Presidential Elections

Commentary

Thirty years after the Velvet Revolution, the atmosphere in Czech society is poisonous. Many who followed the course of the Czech presidential elections during the past few weeks in detail must feel they are trapped in a nightmare.

By Eva van de Rakt
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Dossier: Europe's future after Brexit

For the first time in the EU's history, a member state has voted to leave the European Union. In our dossier, we explore the international reactions: How are the EU member states as well as the US, Russia and Asian governments responding to the Brexit decision? What will be the implications for other EU member states and the future of the European Union?

Publications

Heading South - Rethinking the Eurozone

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How to redesign the Eurozone in order to enhance its chances of survival?  There are many alternatives that can and should be considered. A contribution on how to change the European Union's economic policy. 

Contracts for Sustainable Infrastructure

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Infrastructure is essential to the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and to the success of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Our partner IISD presents why governments must invest in sustainable infrastructure and how they can integrate sustainability into infrastructure contracts.

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Welcome!

Thank you for visiting the website of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Warsaw! As a think tank for green visions and projects with 30  offices worldwide, we are part of an international net­work encompassing well over 100 partner projects in approxi­mately 60 countries.

The thematically organized sections correspond with the full spectrum of our activities within three programmes: Democracy & Human Rights, Energy & Climate and International Politics. Here you can find information about events organised independently, or in cooperation with other organisations, as well as about our publications on the most relevant green topics. We encourage you to participate in our debates and conferences, and to follow us in social media.

Anniversary: Heinrich Böll 1917-1985

Dossier: Europe's future after Brexit

For the first time in the EU's history, a member state has voted to leave the European Union. In our dossier, we explore the international reactions: How are the EU member states as well as the US, Russia and Asian governments responding to the Brexit decision? What will be the implications for other EU member states and the future of the European Union?

Reconnecting Europe

Blog Reconnecting Europe

The European Union is drifting apart. What can we do to reconnect citizens and EU Institutions, north and south, centre and periphery? Four bloggers from Bulgaria, Germany, Spain and the UK share their ideas.

A comprehensive dossier on energy & climate politics, including regional analyses from international offices of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, climate finance, green economy and many more related topics.

Beijing + 20 - Dossier about actions for women's empowerment

EU projects of the Heinrich Böll Foundation