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Stiftung Mercator is an independent private foundation. We want to strengthen Europe, improve integration through equal educational opportunities for everyone, drive forward the energy transition as a trigger for global climate change mitigation and firmly anchor cultural education in schools.

Our focal topic 2017/2018
European Migration Policy
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Wishes for Europe

On 11 and 12 July, we built a house of wishes for Europe at four locations in Essen with citizens. We cordially invite all interested parties to contribute their wishes, ideas and impulses to the citizens' discussion at our “Mercator Forum Europa!” on 7 September. Register now: https://stiftung-mercator-registrierung.plazz.net


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Press releases

A press release of Stiftung Mercator and the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)

Change at the helm of the Mercator Institute for China Studies

From this summer, the successful work of the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) will continue under joint leadership. Research Director and CEO Frank Pieke and [...]

A press release by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

ECFR study: German youth are surprisingly conservative and lack a vision for Europe

In his Strasbourg speech on 17 April, French President Emmanuel Macron launched a drive to seek European citizen’s opinions on the European Union’s future. However, it is [...]

A press release Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)

MCC and PIK to intensify research on global commons

MCC Director Edenhofer to take joint lead of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

A press release from Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Reports of coal’s terminal decline are premature

Rapid expansion of coal power plants in Turkey, Indonesia and Vietnam – Climate targets need active policy

A press release by Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)

Planetary boundaries broken down to individual countries

Satisfaction of basic needs for all achievable, says new study—but much lower resource use needed

A press release der Stiftung Mercator

JAMES RIZZO TO HEAD STIFTUNG MERCATOR’S ISTANBUL OFFICE

James Rizzo will be taking over as head of the Istanbul office, where he will support dialogue and cooperation between Stiftung Mercator and its Turkish partners in the [...]

A press release by Stiftung Mercator and the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)

MERICS: Notification of change in management

Stiftung Mercator and the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) hereby announce that, as of 1 September 2018, the President and CEO of MERICS, Professor Dr. [...]

A press release by Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) und der Stiftung Mercator

Stiftung Mercator funds climate institute MCC with a further €12 million until 2024

Evaluation shows: Think tank provides excellent research for scientific policy advice


Where we achieve impact

We focus on selected regions in our work. We feel a particular obligation to Essen and the Ruhr region, as this is where Stiftung Mercator is at home. Our projects achieve impact on many levels throughout Germany, and many discussions take place in Berlin, which is an important site of political communication. In addition, our activities in Europe, Turkey and China are of key importance in our view if international challenges are to be successfully overcome.

What we support

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For journalists

Looking for general or specific information about Stiftung Mercator? No problem! We have prepared a selection of press folders for you which offer a good insight into our focal topics and issues.