[196] This assessment was supported by participants at "Das Schattenkabinett aus Gütersloh" ("The Shadow Cabinet from Gütersloh"), a conference critical of Bertelsmann. The foundation's Bertelsmann Group shares are solely capital shares; voting rights are held by the Bertelsmann Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH. We make good ideas known. 1 Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.) Bertelsmann Stiftung (Publisher) (Brochure), 2006 Demographie konkret - Seniorenpolitik in den Kommunen Der demographische Wandel stellt die Kommunen vor völlig neue Herausforderungen. Its activities almost always involved turning some alleged administrative failure into a scandal, Kraus said. Fiction, poetry and art came under the roof of Sigbert Mohn Verlag. [118][119] Both institutions cooperated on a number of issues, including European integration. In 1980, offices were rented from the Bertelsmann Group instead. [125] Social justice and intergenerational equity are also important concerns,[126] and one of the reasons the foundation addresses these subjects is to narrow the gap between rich and poor. [36], In 1998, Reinhard Mohn stepped down from his leading role at the Bertelsmann Stiftung. [112][113] Internationally, the Bertelsmann Stiftung is researching existing governance structures and developing proposals to change them. One of its studies confirmed, for instance, that children's developmental opportunities depend heavily on their background. [137] In addition to research on clinical IT and logistics, the center organizes training for the clinic's staff. It was founded in 1977 by Reinhard Mohn as the result of social, corporate and fiscal considerations. [178] Lobbycontrol criticizes, for example, the "Standortcheck" (Business Location Check), which it says amounts to a canonical neoliberal reform. It advocates for creating a "comprehensive and long-term migration architecture" for Germany. For example, Gunter Thielen, former chairman and CEO of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, made it clear that the foundation was not a "secret government," that the formation of public opinion and policy is not a "top-down process,"[180] and that it was unimaginable that a foundation or a company could use its own ideas to influence or control a country like the Federal Republic of Germany. [176], In 2012, Josef Kraus, president of the German Teachers' Association [de], spoke critically about the influence of the Bertelsmann Stiftung on education policy. [68] In 2020, these reserves amounted to €514 million. Der Band "Lebenswerte Kommune - Bevölkerungsentwicklung und Lebensqualität vor Ort" geht diesen Fragen nach. Format: Book. [38] In the 1993 transfer agreement, however, shareholdings and voting rights were strictly separated, so that the foundation cannot exercise any significant influence on the Bertelsmann Group,[10] which is still largely controlled by the Mohn family. Studies Public Administration, Comparative Politics, and European Studies. [6] Dabei spielten sowohl gesellschafts- und unternehmenspolitische Motive als auch steuerliche Gründe eine Rolle. [173] Speaking with broadcaster Deutschlandfunk in 2007, the former SPD politician and publicist Albrecht Müller called the foundation an "anti-democratic institution. [160] The book's 30 contributors focused in particular on the foundation's non-profit status and political influence. Under his leadership, Bertelsmann, once a medium-sized printing and publishing house, established in 1835, developed into a global media conglomerate. In fiscal 2020, it received funds of around 13.5 million euros. [49][50] During his tenure, the executive committee became an executive board once again;[51] the goal was to strengthen corporate governance by promoting greater transparency and independence. The Bertelsmann Stiftung is an independent foundation under private law, based in Gütersloh, Germany. [25] Further examples include a program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the construction of the Biblioteca Can Torró in Alcúdia on the island of Majorca. Stefani Weiss, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Europe's Future Department, Post-Doc. ", "Ist die Bertelsmann Stiftung "gemeinnützig" im Sinne von §§ 52 ff. The majority (€41.9 million) was spent on programs and special projects; €9 million were spent on administrative activities, €7 million on communication and €4.6 million on project-related services. [14] The Bertelsmann Stiftung was initially endowed with 100,000 Deutsche Marks in capital. Building Philanthropic and Social Capital: The Work of Community Foundations. Der Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung besteht bis heute. [81][82] For example, the Bertelsmann Stiftung produces studies and rankings,[83][84] conducts model projects,[85] shares knowledge and expertise,[86][87] organizes congresses and awards prizes. 24 talking about this. [177], The non-profit organization Lobbycontrol sees the Bertelsmann Stiftung as a business-oriented initiative, similar to the "Initiative Neue Soziale Marktwirtschaft" (Initiative for a New Social Market Economy) or the "Stiftung Marktwirtschaft" (Free Market Foundation). [120] The center is affiliated with the Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Hierbei handelt es sich um Bücher, Studien, Sammelbände und Arbeitsmaterialien aus den Tätigkeitsbereichen der Stiftung. Innovative and sustainable for social cohesion; NEUE STIMMEN 2021 offers new prospects to opera talents during the corona pandemic ; Corona pandemic shows that many states are poorly prepared Kommunale Seniorenpolitik muss zukünftig als Querschnittsaufgabe verstanden werden: als ganzheitliches Vorgehen, das alle relevanten Akteure einbezieht. In 1986, the Bertelsmann Stiftung moved to a historic building on Moltkestraße, which had been erected by a subsidiary of the Reichsbank in 1893 and was owned by the central bank of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia until 1985. Founded by Reinhard Mohn in 1995 and based in Barcelona, the Fundación Bertelsmann develops and carries out projects for promoting social change in Spain. Die Ausweitung der Aktivitäten in den 1980er Jahren führte zu einer steigenden Zahl von Publikationen. This is involved in all decisions of fundamental importance. [29][30][31] At the end of the 1980s, the Bertelsmann Stiftung offices were built opposite the Bertelsmann corporate headquarters. Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung. The aim was to promote reading and media literacy in Spain. [32][33] Mikhail Gorbachev was a guest during his first trip to Germany after the demise of the Soviet Union. Peter Walkenhorst. Als Reaktion hierauf wurde im September 1985 der Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung gegründet. Commenting on the foundation's "engagement with civil society," Wolfgang Lieb, former state secretary in the North Rhine-Westphalia Ministry of Science, has argued that this legitimacy is being increasingly diminished, and even replaced by, economic power. According to Schumann, the "shadow government in Gütersloh" runs on de facto on public money, because Reinhard Mohn saved an over €2 billion in inheritance and gift taxes when he transferred three-quarters of the Bertelsmann Group capital shares to the foundation. [110][111] For years, the Bertelsmann Stiftung has advocated accelerating the EU's decision-making processes and promoting European integration. 256 33311 Gütersloh Germany E-Mail: Sabine.Reimann@bertelsmann-stiftung.de Auslieferung VVA - arvato media GmbH Kundenbetreuung: Renate Vies Renate.Vies@bertelsmann.de Tel. [170], Due to its majority interest in the Bertelsmann Group, the Bertelsmann Stiftung has been repeatedly accused of combining non-profit and commercial interests. Der demographische Wandel stellt die Kommunen vor völlig neue Herausforderungen. [158] In 2007, Jens Wernicke and Torsten Bultmann published an anthology, entitled "Netzwerk der Macht – Bertelsmann" ("Network of Power – Bertelsmann"),[159] which takes a critical look at the structure and activities of the Bertelsmann Stiftung. The executive board develops the Bertelsmann Stiftung's organizational strategy, coordinates it with the board of trustees and oversees its implementation. [73] Today, the Fundación Bertelsmann focuses on vocational training and career guidance for young people in Spain. [128] Other projects address young people and families. [54][55] Since 2012, the foundation has been led by Aart De Geus,[56] former Dutch minister of labor and social affairs. [88][89] Key fields are education, democracy, social affairs, health, the economy and culture. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. [133] The projects include the Internet portal "Weiße Liste" (White List) which helps users find the doctor, hospital, nursing home or nursing service that is right for them. [22], In 1988, the Bertelsmann Stiftung awarded the Carl Bertelsmann Prize (now known as the Reinhard Mohn Prize) for the first time. [59], The Bertelsmann Stiftung is an independent foundation under private law, according to the laws governing foundations in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. [173] Arno Klönne, a sociologist and political scientist, has argued that the Bertelsmann Stiftung's non-profit nature was questionable because, he maintains, it actively promotes the business of the Bertelsmann Group. [127] The Bertelsmann Foundation wants to promote social integration and diversity. [45][46] With this step, Reinhard Mohn gave up all previous management functions, remaining only a member of the board of trustees. He developed the concept of an operational foundation that develops and oversees its own projects. [169] Peter Rawert, an expert on foundations, noted that the Bertelsmann Stiftung is guaranteed a return on its holdings in the Bertelsmann Group that is probably lower than what could be achieved with a fixed-income investment. [13] In 1989, the architecture firm Gerkan, Marg and Partners won a competition to design the new headquarters of the Bertelsmann Stiftung opposite the headquarters of the Bertelsmann Group. [47][48], Heribert Meffert [de] succeeded Gunter Thielen in 2002 and continued to lead the Bertelsmann Stiftung until 2005. … [7][8][9] Die Bertelsmann Stiftung fördert Reformprozesse und Prinzipien unternehmerischen Handelns, um eine zukunftsfähige Gesellschaft aufzubauen. 3 Bertelsmann Stiftung [138][139] The Bertelsmann Stiftung is no longer one of the shareholders of the CKM Centrum für Krankenhausmanagement GmbH. [105] The institute has become a completely independent organization. [78][79][80] It invests funds in projects that it conceives, initiates and implements itself. Der Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung hat heute rund 300 lieferbare Titel im Programm. [10] It holds 80.9% together with the Reinhard Mohn Stiftung and the BVG Stiftung but has no voting rights.[11]. 1977 rief Reinhard Mohn die gemeinnützige Bertelsmann Stiftung ins Leben. The Bertelsmann Stiftung is an independent foundation under private law, based in Gütersloh, Germany. Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung, Carl-Bertelsmann-Str. No. In 1977, he founded the non-profit Bertelsmann Stiftung, which is today one of the largest operating foundations in Germany, with worldwide reach. Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries. [26][27], Kurt Biedenkopf was elected as the first chairman of the advisory board in 1987,[28] and Reinhard Mohn himself took over this position in 1990. Bound to Cooperate - Europe and the Middle East II. [193], In 2007, the trade union ver.di terminated its cooperation with the Bertelsmann Stiftung.