About us

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is a German political foundation affiliated with the German Green Party (Alliance 90/The Greens). Its primary task is political education and advocacy in Germany and abroad. Our main tenets are ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, non-violence and justice. In our work, we place particular emphasis on gender democracy, equal rights for minorities and the political and social participation of migrants.

Our namesake, the writer and Nobel Prize laureate Heinrich Böll, personifies the fundamental principles we stand for: defence of freedom and human dignity, civic courage, open debate and the acknowledgement of art and culture as independent spheres of thought and action. As a think tank for green visions and ideas, we are part of an international network with 33 offices worldwide and with partner projects in more than 60 countries.

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union represents the foundation vis-à-vis European and international institutions, associations, non-governmental organisations and media based in Brussels. The office is a main point of contact for individuals, groups and organisations from around the world interested in EU politics and policies. The future of the European project and the role of the European Union in the world are at the centre of our activities and efforts.

Annual reports

Annual Report 2018

Annual Report

In 2018, our priorities included climate justice, energy and mobility transitions, responsible resource policies, the strengthening of democracy and human rights, and the protection of minorities. Our Annual Report provides information on our multifaceted work in Germany and abroad.

Annual Report 2017

Annual report
Great events - formative events - successful partners: An interesting review of a special year. 

Annual Report 2016

Annual report

The annual report 2016 gives an overview about the activities of the Heinrich Böll Foundation inland and overseas. It deals with European policy, democracy, human rights, international power relations, the social and environmental transformation, art and culture to mention but a few.

Annual Report 2015

Annual report

The annual report 2015 of the Heinrich Böll Foundation offers an overview about the work in that year of the 31 international offices worldwide and 16 state-level Böll Foundations in Germany.

Annual Report 2014

Annual report

The annual report 2014 informs about the activities of the Heinrich Böll Foundation inland and overseas. It deals with democracy, human rights, European policy, the Great Transition, arts, culture, the work of the Gunda Werner Institute to mention but a few.

Annual Report 2013

The annual report 2013 of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung summarises the foundation's work on the topics European policy, ecology and justice, democracy and human rights, foreign and security policy, education, social participation and opportunities for advancement.

Annual Report 2012

Annual report

The Annual Reports of the Heinrich Böll Foundation provide a comprehensive insight into our work in Germany and around the globe. They are available online and since 2011 in a printed version. The 2012 report focusses on our involvement in subjects such as sustainability, energy policy and the euro crisis.

Annual Report 2011

Annual report

The Annual Report Heinrich Böll Foundation 2011 - order print version or download as PDF document.

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Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union
Rue du Luxembourg, 47-51
BE-1050 Brussels
Belgium

Phone: + 32 2 743 41 00
Fax:     + 32 2 743 41 09
E-mail: info@eu.boell.org