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. As the owner of the Körber AG (public limited company), the Körber Foundation, led by its committees, has been developing its own profile for more than five decades. It brings together people from different political, social and cultural backgrounds.
Through its operational projects, in its networks and in conjunction with cooperation partners, the Körber Foundation takes on current social challenges in areas of action comprising international dialogue, demographic change and innovation. At present its work focuses on three topics: “Russia in Europe”, “New Working Lifetime” and “Digital Literacy”.
Inaugurated in 1959 by the entrepreneur Kurt A. Körber, the foundation is now actively involved in its own national and international projects and events. In particular, the foundation feels a special bond to the city of Hamburg. Furthermore, the Foundation holds a site in the capital of Germany, Berlin.