Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

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The big challenge facing the EU is how it can reconcile its new policy of promoting stabilisation and security in the Middle East with human rights and democratisation.

Democracy & Human Rights

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Populism stirs up emotions. This claim holds true not only in the relations between politics and society or the media,  but also in the academic community. Participant of the conference "Current Populism in Europe: Impact on the Political Landscape” reports how sources and consequences of this political phenomenon were analysed in the context of Europe's future.

Democracy must be fought for, revitalized, and renewed. Institutions, like the Heinrich Böll Foundation, have been struggling against a significant headwind. With the publication “For democracy” and this online-dossier, we analyze the state of democracy worldwide as well as the possibilities of democracy assistance.

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Rządy na całym świecie podejmują drakońskie kroki, aby ograniczyć działalność organizacji społecznych. Niezależnie od stosowanych metod obserwujemy próby zakłócania pracy aktywistów i aktywistek na skalę niespotykaną od upadku komunizmu w Europie.

Energy & Climate

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Despite an ongoing freeze on state policies to boost clean energy in Ohio, efforts to increase energy efficiency and renewable energy are underway in Cleveland and the rest of Cuyahoga County.

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A new law that took effect in Poland earlier this month could kill growing competition from land-based wind farms by expanding setback requirements tenfold and increasing tax burdens.

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As it is in Ohio and elsewhere in the United States, the coal industry in Poland is declining amid economic and environmental pressures. And the industry’s political and cultural importance is prompting calls for government action to save it.

International Politics

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Is the EU the cause of the injustices we face? Prof. Zygmunt Bauman discusses Brexit and the impact it has on the world.

NATO strategy
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What are strategic expectations of Member States to be addressed during the forthcoming Summit in Warsaw? Which major challenges will it face? What marks the Polish position vis-a-vis NATO and EU issues? Analysis by former Polish diplomat Piotr Łukasiewicz.

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"We cannot quarantine ourselves from the instability that reigns south and east of Europe. Europe must strike a new balance between idealistic foreign policy and realism". The opening address by  Ralf Fücks at the  17th Annual Foreign Policy Conference

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

cover: For Democracy. The Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Engagement in the World

The present publication “For Democracy” outlines and analyzes the state of democracy worldwide as well as the possibilities of democracy assistance.

Cover Diverging Voices, Converging Policies:  The Visegrad States’ Reactions to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

The annexation of Crimea and the hybrid war against Ukraine pose fundamental challenges for the European Union, especially its unanimity. Given a differing stance of the Visegrad countries, the publication analyses reactions of Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic focusing on their historical experiences, public opinions, economic relations, and energy- and foreign policy.

Cover: Clear change in rhetoric, unclear change in policy. Polish foreign and European policies after 2015 parliamentary elections

The Institute of Public Affairs monitored the electoral campaign before the 2015 parliamentary elections in Poland for Eurosceptic and populist trends, focusing on ideas of Polish parties for foreign and European policy.The aim of the analysis was to describe positions of the main political forces in Poland towards the most important issues in European agenda.

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.

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