Putin's war of aggression on a sovereign state and its population is unacceptable. We stand by the Ukrainian people and are shocked by their suffering. As members of the Partner für Europa network, we have been working, for decades, with people all over the world. Our conviction to promote and advance a free and united Europe as well as the coexistence of European nations in peace and social security was the founding vision and still is the guiding principle of our foundation's work. We are therefore deeply concerned about the fact that people in Ukraine and also in Russia have to experience in such a brutal way how values and fundamental rights we widely defended and thought to be universal are being trampled underfoot by this attack, which is contrary to international law. We therefore pursue the path of civil society dialogue, support for people from crisis regions and understanding among peoples in Europe all the more resolutely. Our commitment to START, to young people who have found refuge and a new home in Germany and the Saarland, especially since 2015, is also inseparable from the principle of a society that is open to the world, integrative and ready to engage in discourse.
Activity report 2020 and 2021
Our activity report for 2020 and 2021 is now also available online.
The ASKO Europa-Stiftung links the future topics of Europe and sustainability in order to sensitize civil society for their importance and to mobilize it to get actively involved with them. It initiates and accompanies regional, European and international projects with a focus on intercultural networking, in particular among the younger generation.
"Europe - Between Fragility and Hope" by Matthias Waechter and Jean-Claude Vérez
In the years before the Covid19 crisis, the European Union showed itself from two sides: On the one hand, it gave reason for hope, having overcome several crises and presenting itself to the world as a defender of multilateralism and a fortress of democracy. On the other hand, its weaknesses remained visible: its lack of coherence in foreign and security policy, its insufficient influence in its neighborhood, and its internal contradictions when it comes to upholding the rule of law among its member states. The essays summarized in this volume provide a review of two years of EU policy.