Robert Bosch Stiftung
The Robert Bosch Stiftung is financially supporting the European Press Prize’s Migration Journalism Award.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung is one of Europe’s major non-partisan foundations associated with a private company. Through its work, the Foundation has managed the philanthropic bequest of company founder Robert Bosch for over 50 years. His aspiration to alleviate hardship, and contribute to peace and stability, still guides the Foundation’s actions today. The Robert Bosch Stiftung currently focuses its engagement on the areas of Health, Education, and Global Issues. Global Issues encompasses the Foundation’s contributions to solving challenges in the areas of Democracy, Peace, Climate Change, Inequality, Migration, and Immigration Society. The funding strategy places particular emphasis on the nexus between these issues. Solutions require cross-sectoral collaboration, consideration of diverse perspectives, and equal opportunity.
Migration has always been part of human history. Migratory movements are constantly changing, as the reasons for migration expand and merge, and regions of origin may become regions of transit or destination. International regulations often fall short of migration’s fluctuating dynamics. The debate about migration polarizes societies, hampering the development of long-term political solutions, which are necessary to alleviate human suffering and harness the development potential of migration.
The Foundation’s objective is to help shape migration policy, governance, and practice in a way that combines a long-term perspective with respect for human dignity through far-sighted, inclusive approaches. It also aims at supporting efforts that leverage the potential of migration for individual and social development in regions of origin, transit, and destination. In addition, it seeks to promote a differentiated and solutions-oriented discourse on migration within and between societies.