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Learn about the impact, values, methods and organization of the Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg.
The Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg is an international network, based in Berlin where the headquarter office is. However our supported activists, coordinators, and alumni…
Together with partners in our focus regions, we offer programs in the field of active citizenship education. Find out where we are active.
Since 2001 the Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg has been supporting young people who endeavor to become active-responsible citizens.
We accompany our fellows over several months: In seminars, like-minded young people have the chance to discuss social themes and develop ideas for their first projects.
The core of a voluntary initiative is the desire to change something in our own local community. The topics are self-determined and varied. Among the most common areas of engagement are ecology, working with minorities, commitment to socially marginalized groups, co-determination at the university or improving the living conditions of young people. Best Practices
In order to enhance our fellows' individual competencies, they take part in training on project management, fundraising and communication skills. Former fellows share their experience with new fellows to help them successfully launch and implement their projects on the ground. This includes how to attract additional supporters for their projects from the public administration, local businesses, and civil society.
Our qualifications concept allows us to concentrate on the personal development of the individual through strengthening their social skills and their ability to assume responsibility. In our focus regions we work together with partners in local or cross-border partnership programs. Read on: Our Empowerment Approach
We promote a culture of active citizenship, which for us stands for transparency, openness, trust, diversity-consciousness, equality-approach and social responsibility. The Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg is a program of the Robert Bosch Stiftung Foundation and the MitOst e. V. Read on: Our Mission
"The external freedom of the many grows from the internal freedom of the individual."
President of Federal Germany 1949-1959