Generating Prospects, Creating Opportunities

We wish to increase the importance
of cultural education in Germany

Our goal

Stiftung Mercator is committed to ensuring that the value, usefulness and importance of cultural education for learning and human development are recognised by and made relevant to the actions and decisions of all departments of education in Germany by 2025.

Education must play a key role if our society is to continue to thrive in the future, as this is the only way we will be able to face the challenges of the globalised world. The importance of cultural education for the acquisition of knowledge, personality formation, creativity and sustainability is still often underestimated. Our goal is to anchor art and culture more firmly within our education system and to bring about a new culture of teaching and learning. MORE


Director Centre for Cultural Education

Simon Bierwald

"Cultural education is just as important as reading, writing and maths. It offers children and young people unique opportunities to develop their personalities and exploit their full potential. That is why we are committed to promoting cultural education as an equally important part of general education in schools."

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