Mission Statement

Mission Statement

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To achieve our goals, we seek strategic partnerships with others who share our values. We are an independent organisation, that is, we determine our own priorities and policies.

We are based in the Federal Republic of Germany, yet we are an international actor in both ideal and practical terms.

Our namesake, the writer and Nobel Prize laureate Heinrich Böll, personifies the values we stand for: defence of freedom, civic courage, tolerance, open debate, and the valuation of art and culture as independent spheres of thought and action.

1. We Are a Green Think Tank

We promote democratic reforms and social innovation.

We work on ecological policies and sustainable development on a global level.

We provide space for the presentation of and debate on art and culture. 

We transfer knowledge and skills from experts to political actors. 

We provide a forum for open debate and promote dialogue between politics, business, academia, and society. 

We support talented students active on socio-political issues both in Germany and abroad.

We document the history of the Green movement in order to promote research and provide political inspiration.

2. We Are an International Policy Network

We are part of the global Green network and promote the development of the Green political movement on all continents.  

We focus especially on the broadening and deepening of the European Green movement.

We work actively for the development of a political European  public.

On 2nd October 2017, we celebrated with all our partners and friends the closing of our EU funded project "Advancing the Rights of Vulnerable Palestinian Women and Children in East Jerusalem"

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Green Economy is a source of both hope and controversy. For some, it points the way out of permanent environmental and economic crises and promises to reconcile – a long cherished Utopia – ecology and economics. It fosters the hope that we can hang on to our current high standard of material prosperity.

A Space for new Ideas, Discussions and Exchange

 

The hbs Palestine/ Jordan office in Ramallah opens the doors to its new rooftop conference room. We invite activist groups and NGOs, who share the values of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, to use the meeting room free of charge. It provides space for around 35 people and includes the possibility to project presentations or films.  It has a wonderful, wide view from Ramallah to Jerusalem.

To schedule meetings or acquire further information, please send an e-mail to info@ps.boell.org or call + 972 2 296 1121
The room is available during our office hours from Saturday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
In exceptional cases and with prior agreement meetings are possible outside of the office hours. 

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hbs Brochure

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The hbs office in Ramallah opened in 1999. It currently operates as a regional office with responsibility for Palestine and Jordan. The activities of hbs are guided by the fundamental political values of universal human rights, ecology, democracy, solidarity, and non-violence. The hbs office Ramallah is working in close partnership with currently more than 20 local partner organizations in Gaza, East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Jordan.

Perspectives

Perspectives #12 - 50 Year of Occupation, 50 Years of Resilience

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This year marks 50 years of occupation – a significant period, not only for Palestinians living inside historical Palestine, but indeed first and foremost for them. Meanwhile 50 years have passed. Generations have grown up in Palestine without knowing freedom, stability, democratic participation and economic prosperity.

In this issue of Perspectives we provide a glimpse on life under occupation during these 50 years through a collection of articles, pictures, infographics, maps and a graphic novel.