Centre for Education

One of Stiftung Mercator’s central objectives is to ensure equal opportunities for everyone to participate in society. Education plays a key role in this context. The foundation is committed to fostering the personal development and skills of all children and young people in the best possible way.

Within our Centre for Education, we develop and implement above all those projects which will help achieve the objective of our thematic cluster of Cultural Education. Our work aims to bring about a systemic transformation of the educational landscape and its institutions, something we attempt to realize in cooperation with practitioners, researchers and policy-makers. In addition, we explore new issues and instruments. At the same time, it is becoming increasingly important to link our work to central educational and foundation issues such as Integration and all-day schools. Ensuring that successful projects are put into practice across the board is a challenge for the foundation as a whole.