Mission statement

As committed citizens of the European continent we are supporting the integration of Europe and "New Kreisau". Based on the ideas of the Kreisau Circle and Central and Eastern Europe opposition movements we connect people of different origins through active remembrance, mutual perception and constructive creation.

What is important to us?

Through our work we want to promote the following values:

  • European Understanding build through actively dealing with the history of resistance and opposition during the 20th century
  • Individual sense of responsibility as the foundation for a democratic European civil society
  • Ethical orientation to universal human rights; Inclusion and involvement of people from different social, national and ethnic backgrounds, despite age, gender, political and religious beliefs, sexual orientation and constraints
  • Our educational approach is characterized by orientation to action, learning by experience and debating important political and social issues of our times

What do we want to be?

Kreisau-Initiative is an important partner of the "Krzyżowa" Foundation in Germany and a creative mind in the Kreisau network. We want to keep on being a vivid nongovernmental organisation in the future, one that people from all over Germany get involved with. Furthermore, we want to deepen and broaden th connections of Kreisau/Krzyżowa with the civil society in Germany and Europe, introduce Kreisau-Initiative to a broader public and win over decision makers to help the realisation of our ideas. We conduct our projects in close cooperation with the "Krzyżowa" Foundation and develop them continuously in a programmic and methodical manner. Through our work we are a reliable partner for donors and cooperating institutions as well as a recognized educational institution for innovative projects in Germany and Europe, especially those which are particularly aimed at participants usually neglected in international exchanges.