What us concerns
What's on our minds right now? In our annual themes, we address the pressing questions of the present and invite experts, activists and decision-makers to join us. In more than 100 events each year, we can illuminate topics from different perspectives and give every visitor access to them. Feel invited to an interesting discussion!
40 educational, scientific, social, cultural and christian institutions are located in the educational cosmos of the Francke Foundations. This creates unique educational opportunities. How you can find us:
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Who we are
The Francke Foundations are a unique educational cosmos in Europe. Founded with the aim of improving society, we participate in current social debates: democratic education, social participation, sustainable action.
In 1992, the regulations of 1832 were replaced by the Statutes of the Francke Foundations, which are valid in their 2003 version. Its aim is to revive the institutions of the Francke Foundations in the spirit of their founder. The Francke Foundations pursue exclusively and directly charitable purposes.
Boards and commitees
The Francke Foundations are a foundation under public law. The Board of Trustees is the supreme organ of the Francke Foundations. The association of the friends of the Francke Foundations contributes to the idealistic and financial support of the foundations.
The institutions represented on the foundation's premises are united in the Forum (committees).
August Hermann Francke
The founder of the foundation (1663-1727) changed the world. Out of a deep Christian certainty of faith he developed the vision of a comprehensive improvement of the world. Details
History of the Francke Foundations
Halle's Pietism is regarded as the most important reform movement of Protestantism between Reformation and Enlightenment. Many of its aims are now topical again. Details