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- International/Cultural relations
The Foundation’s primary objective is to support civic education and promote democratic participation, socio-political activism and cross-cultural understanding. On an international level, the foundation advocates respect between people of different origins, cultural and/or gender identities, and political viewpoints.
In 2008 the Project Office “radius of art” within the Heinrich- Boell-Foundation organised the “Culture Weeks Middle East”, a month-long program of events in the realms of literature, theatre and music, as well as colloquia, lectures and debates. Many local institutions in the fields of culture, religion and politics participated in the organising process, numerous guests from the region were invited to Kiel. As a further complement of the project “radius of art” the office organised the residency program “research-based art // art-based research” which also took place in 2008 in cooperation with international partners from six euromed countries. Planned activities for 2009 are various culture projects with a focus on Palestine and a follow-up project for the residency program.