The institutional design of our projects always takes our objectives into consideration. We aim with our partner organizations to achieve the greatest possible systemic impact. We want to build up new institutional expertise.
Partner organizations are characterized by their strong focus on content and their ability to work independently and flexibly. At the same time, they are able to draw on the experience of Stiftung Mercator and, possibly, of other partners. In this respect we also rely on collaborations, recruiting additional partners wherever possible to establish and support projects.
A SUCCESSFUL TRANSPORT TRANSITION IS POSSIBLE – IF EVERYONE WORKS TOGETHER.
The 2050 targets laid down in the Paris Agreement are ambitious. If Germany wishes to achieve these targets, a radical transition will be required – above all in the transport sector, which has been neglected for too long. The Agora Verkehrswende initiative will set in motion the necessary discourse in society.
EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT CHINA AT GERMAN SCHOOLS
The subject of China is rarely addressed at German schools and only few pupils learn Chinese or take part in student exchanges. The Bildungsnetzwerk China intends to support schools in developing and expanding knowledge relating to China with a view to strengthening relations with China and German-Chinese exchange.
FACTS ABOUT THE ENERGY TRANSITION
Journalists often have to work to tight deadlines. To make sure that the quality of reporting on the complex subject of the energy transition does not suffer as a result, Clean Energy Wire (CLEW) supports media representatives by supplying them with reliable information.
BRINGING YOUNG PEOPLE TOGETHER, PROMOTING FRIENDSHIP
The German-Turkish Youth Bridge aims to intensify exchange between young people from Germany and Turkey with a view to strengthening relations between the two countries in the long term.
THE PATH TO A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE ON CHINA
The Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) paints a realistic picture of China in Germany as a way of providing key information to politics, business and society.
CONSOLIDATING STRENGTHS IN SCIENCE
The Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR) promotes ambitious research projects and individuals aimed at driving forward cooperation between the universities of Bochum, Dortmund and Duisburg-Essen.
NEW PROSPECTS FOR THE PLANET
The Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) is searching for practicable ways of using global resources sustainably – with a view to limiting climate change and controlling its consequences.
LANGUAGE, THE KEY TO EDUCATION
The Mercator Institute for Literacy and Language Education plans to bring about lasting improvements in language training in schools.
RUHRFUTUR – A CHANGING EDUCATION LANDSCAPE
RuhrFutur aims to combine and consolidate the strengths of many different educational partners in the Ruhr region – with a view to achieving equal opportunities in education.