As Germany and German society are enmeshed in ever-growing international networks, the Federal Foreign Office – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany – promotes intensive interaction and exchange with the world in the fields of business, culture, science and technology, the environment, development issues and many more areas. It works closely with partners from civil society, including business associations, unions and humanitarian and human rights organizations.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung is one of the major German foundations associated with a private company and has managed the philanthropic bequest of company founder Robert Bosch for over 50 years. Indeed it was his entrepreneurial vision, political farsightedness, moral fortitude and charitable initiatives that set the standards for the work of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
MitOst is a networking platform for alumni of various international foundation programmes, such as activEco. It promotes cultural exchange and active citizenship in Europe and its neighbouring regions, embracing over 1.400 members in 40 different countries. They organise international programmes and projects, promoting new forms of social engagement. The annual International MitOst Festival brings this network together.
MitOst creates innovative spaces and facilitates the exchange of experiences for common activities. Offering financial and professional support for its members, it helps to bring to life their ideas such as exhibitions, campaigns in public spaces, theatre workshops, meetings and trainings.
EcoVisio is a non-governamental organization from Moldova that focuses its work on empowerment and environmental education and action.
The working fields are primarily ecological agriculture, transportation, energy efficiency, renewable energies, consumer awareness, urban/rural development and resource flows.
The “Dialogue for Change” is a programme by MitOst e.V. in cooperation with Ukrainian NGO “Insha Osvita”, launched in July 2014 with a friendly support of German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Robert Bosch Foundation and European Cultural Foundation. It was designed to help overcome division of society in UKraine, but since 2016, in Moldova as well. Its goal consists in strenghtening of civil society and dialogue through non-formal education programs.