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About us – The mission of the Hanns Seidel Foundation

“In the service of democracy, peace and development” – this is how the Hanns Seidel Foundation describes its mission and its work. These words apply to its activities in Germany – and of course particularly in Bavaria – and to its commitments abroad.


Every new generation has to learn about democracy. Young people need to gain a clear understanding of political issues and how they are connected. Only then can they be motivated to get involved and accept responsibility. In short, civic education is a prerequisite for democracy.

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Overview: Mission and fields of activity

The conceptual and operational work of the Hanns Seidel Foundation is concentrated primarily in four departments. more...



Prof. Ursula Männle has been Chair of the Hanns Seidel Foundation since 2014. Managing Director is Dr. Peter Witterauf. more...

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Foundation worldwide

Global challenges today can only be tackled through global cooperation. One player in this process is the Institute for International Cooperation, with projects in over 60 countries worldwide. more...