• Christoph Kniel

Our themes

Stiftung Mercator is a private foundation which fosters science and the humanities, education and international understanding. We pursue clearly defined sociopolitical objectives in our cluster themes of Europe, integration, climate change and cultural education.

  • Europe: We wish to strengthen Europe’s cohesion and ability to act.
  • Integration: We wish to make social participation and integration possible through better educational opportunities for everyone.
  • Climate change: We wish to drive forward the energy transition as a trigger for global climate change mitigation.
  • Cultural education: We wish to increase the importance of cultural education in Germany.

We will introduce you to our cluster themes and the divisional themes on the following pages.