Eine Kreatur steht neben einer Person in weißer Kleidung. Die Person schaut die Kreatur an und lächelt. Sie stehen in einer Art Steppe.

Abandon your autocrat.

For open societies. For generations.

Open, resilient societies thrive where people stand up for them with confidence and conviction. This is why the Allianz Foundation supports people and organizations from Europe and the Mediterranean in securing or creating spaces for free development. We support risktakers from civil society, from the arts and culture sector, and from local communities who fight for artistic freedom, freedom of expression, civil rights, fact-based journalism, or marginalized groups – and offer an example of solidarity in action.

In many places the possibilities for these thought leaders to act are currently being restricted. Growing economic, political and social rifts within societies and between states undermine cohesion in Europe. Increasing divisions threaten the European value system. The open society model is also increasingly under pressure from external actors. The challenges of our times – climate change, flight, migration, increasing nationalism and authoritarianism – require cross-border alliances and cooperation more than ever.

The Allianz Foundation is working together with like-minded actors to strengthen the diversity and solidarity of our societies – in the here and now, and for the coming generations.

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From words to actions: Launch of the "Vereint für Demokratie" fund

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Reframing climate justice: A BIPOC-led speaker series

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ECCHR: 15-year-anniversary symposium

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Recyclart: our Hub in Brussels

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Jasemin Seven reflects on: Allianz Foundation Next Generations Study 2023

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Out now: Allianz Foundation Next Generations Study 2023

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Aleksandra Łoboda reflects on: Allianz Foundation Next Generations Study 2023

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Magid Magid reflects on: Allianz Foundation Next Generations Study 2023

Meet the Allianz Foundation Fellows 2023-2024

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Younes Al-Amayra in conversation: “We created true identification figures”

Ein grafisch gestaltetes Porträt von Harald Welzer auf schwarzem Hintergrund mit dem Logo des Rats für Digitale Ökologie

Council for Digital Ecology

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Beyond Equality Gathering: “Hoping for another future!”

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Performing Exiles Festival: Berlin as the Capital of the Exiled

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European Future Labs Explore Paths Towards More Active Citizenship

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Disruption Network Lab: How AI promotes discrimination against migrants

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For all Islanders: The Chios Music Festival

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Mediendienst Integration Conference: 'Pointing out facts is Treason'

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Outernational: EXT INC / REMEMBER ME

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The Risktakers Part Three: Kata Csató and the FreeSZFE Society

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Four months in Tarabya

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Our new fellow Makan Fofana: the mastermind of Turfurism

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The Risktakers Part Two: Camila Nobrega

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The Risktakers Part One: Sonia, Doug and the REFOCUS students

Research Out Now: Allianz Foundation Risktaker Pulse

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The Europasinfonie: A Concert for a Continent

A terrace in the nightime in Istanbul is bustling. In the back you see Istanbuls houses

Postane: our Hub in Istanbul