Essen has been home to Stiftung Mercator ever since the foundation was established in 1996. The foundation enjoys close ties to Essen and the Ruhr region because this is the home of its founding family. In Essen, close to 60 employees are involved in interdisciplinary work on Europe, integration, climate change and cultural education in the foundation’s centres for education, science and humanities, and international affairs . Together, they are committed to achieving the foundation’s objectives in these overarching areas of focus.
Stiftung Mercator supports and runs numerous projects in Essen. For more details, take a look in our project database. You can find examples here: