In close cooperation with local organizations we conceptualize, accompany and support projects on peace and reconciliation, human rights and environmental protection. We assure our partner organizations – mostly emerging grassroots organizations without much experience in fundraising – substantial support over a fixed period of time. This cooperation is assessed regularly and modified if needed.
The schwelle Foundation is currently supporting projects in Israel, Palestine, Tanzania, Togo, Bosnia, Croatia, Turkey, Chile, Nicaragua and Germany.
Many years after the war the situation remains tense in former Yugoslavia – conflicts between different ethnic and religious groups still exist. The social situation is precarious in some regions and democratic structures develop slowly. In Turkey, civil society is under pressure. Read more
Unfair structures, poverty and difficult chances for the future determine the daily lives of many inhabitants of African countries. The schwelle foundation accompanies and supports projects in Tanzania, Cameroon and Togo that advocate for reconciliation, justice and poverty reduction. Read more
The current conflict in the Middle East is also characterized by a very unequal distribution of power and distrust between both governments as well as the people of Israel and Palestine. The conflict situation is marked by escalation, which results from the vicious circle of violence. This causes and leads to even more violence on both sides. Read more
The consequences of the dictatorships of the last century can still be felt today in some Latin American countries. The schwelle Foundation accompanies and supports projects in Chile and Nicaragua that advocate for human rights and the coming to terms with the consequences of trauma. Read more
As the Bremen Peace Foundation, schwelle promotes activities for justice and peace in the Bremen region and cooperates with other organisations in Germany. Read more