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Hanns Seidel Foundation Germany

Hanns Seidel Foundation
Lazarettstraße 33
80636 Munich | Germany
Tel.: +49 89 1258-0 | Fax: +49 89 1258-356


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Brief description of the organization of the Hanns Seidel Foundation

Chairwoman Prof. Ursula Männle, Former Minister of State and CEO Dr. Peter Witterauf

The Hanns Seidel Foundation has the legal form of a registered association. The Committee, the Directors and the various departments have their headquarters in Munich.The Hanns Seidel Foundation's activities are financed by funds supplied by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Free State of Bavaria, and by private donations. Because the Hanns Seidel Foundation pursues exclusively and directly non-profit-making aims, it is required to adhere strictly to the conditions imposed on it for the granting of funds; in addition, it is subject to the constant monitoring of the Federal Audit Office.

The general meeting of the Hanns Seidel Foundation e. V. (registered society) elects a board, led by a chairman and a substitute.

The organizational entity "Central Services" includes the divisions Press & PR, National and International Personnel, Budget and Finance as well as Procurement. In addition there are the  educational centers Wildbad Kreuth and the Banz Monastery as well as the Conference Center Munich.
The Hanns Seidel Foundation's manifold responsibilities are concentrated in four specialist departments:

  • Academy for Politics and Current Affairs (political advisory services)
  • Institute for Political Education (democratic and civic education)
  • Institute for International Cooperation (international cooperation in development projects)
  • Institute for Scholarship Programmes (support of junior academics)

The Hanns Seidel Foundation fulfils its mission in currently more than 60 countries worldwide with over 90 projects and has three liaison offices in Washington, Brussels, and Moscow.