Mission statement

 

Mission statement

Strengthen the Citizen - Develop Society

Established in gratitude to the entrepreneur Dr. h.c. Herbert Quandt, the Herbert Quandt Foundation promotes the strengthening and development of our free community. The focal point of concern in the statutes of culture, education and science is the model of the initiating power of the individual and the engaging reponsibility towards the others. Through its activities the foundation aims to promote the ideal of the independent citizen: to inspire people to set their talents free and therein to undertake the responsibility for oneself and for the community.

The Foundation basically operates by supporting long-term programmes. These programmes engage socio-political themes, involve a cooperation with science and develop pracitical solutions brought to the fore in public and in politics. The Foundation thus aims to strengthen the political culture in our country. When required the Herbert Quandt Foundation supports the needs of other organizations and institutions, in order to promote the communal dialogue in society and to encourage others to take up the initiatives of the Foundation and carry them on.