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Social development calls for critical reflection. This is a principle to which Kurt A. Körber felt bound both as a German and as a world citizen. The foundation established by him takes on this social challenge at a national and an international level.

Acting as an operating foundation, it develops and promotes programmes for which it retains full responsibility, while still remaining open to suggestions and cooperations. The aim of its work is to try out new ideas and methods and to transfer them to society. The Körber Foundation seeks to encourage others to take initiative into their own hands. 

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The Ukraine conflict and the resulting sanctions are to blame for the ice-cold political climate between Russia and the EU – Germans, Russians and Poles agree on this. This has emerged from the representative survey "Russia in Europe: A Cold War in People's Minds?" conducted by Kantar Public on behalf of the Körber Foundation.

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Russian-European relations were the central theme of the Körber Conference on November 9 and 10. The common past and current challenges for “Russia in Europe” were discussed by political experts, Nobel laureate for literature Herta Müller and historian Irina Sherbakova.

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Creating a unified, streamlined narrative about a country´s glorious and heroic past is one of the most powerful weapons widely used by authoritarian and nationalist governments. In her contribution for Strategic Europe, Carnegie Europe’s blog, Gabriele Woidelko, Körber Foundation, analyses the current perception of history in Russia.

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The participants of the 166th Bergedorf Round Table – 35 high-ranking politicians, government officials and experts from Europe and the U.S. – will seek to explore in Paris the question of the future of Europe in a post-Atlantic world. What steps are necessary in order for the Europeans “to take their fate into their own hands”?

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