We are also aware that things can change, at times quickly, within our themes. This is why we need constantly to adjust and recalibrate our areas of activity within the themes and our respective approaches. In doing so, we strive to achieve a balance between a willingness to change and reliability. We do not shy away from the criticism of the expert and general public, and ensure the visibility and transparency of our work. We review the impact of our work not only to make ourselves accountable, but rather to engage in a continuous discussion of what we do and how we do it so that we can learn from our mistakes and evolve. This requires not only data-based processes and analyses, but also places of learning within the foundation.

To this end, we will set up “communities of practice” – groups of people who work on similar activities and wish to learn from one another. In this context we are keen to involve key project partners, alongside the foundation’s own staff, as well as our partner organizations and alumni. They will discuss our methods and approaches across all our themes. Individual communities of practice can be expanded  or indeed disbanded if they turn out not to be conducive to our learning process.

Communities of Practice:

Community building
with partners, alumni
and staff

Science and analysis
Support of think tanks
and science

Cooperation with
educational institutions

Encounters and empowerment
Support of individuals
and civil society