The Bertelsmann Stiftung was founded by Reinhard Mohn in 1977. It is an independent, non-political, private operating foundation, which focuses its activities on projects that can decisively influence society's long-term viability. Working with a wide range of partners, the foundation relies on knowledge and expertise to stimulate lively dialogue on the most pressing issues of our day. "Inspiring people. Shaping the future. Participating in a globalized world." That phrase sums up the work carried out by the Bertelsmann Stiftung. If everyone is to participate then everyone must have the ability to get involved and society must offer all of its citizens the chance to succeed.
The European Bureau for Policy Consulting and Social Research Vienna, launched in 2016, was founded by Bernd Marin to be a forum for social science intelligence and policy. Cooperating with other institutions, it is engaged in a wide range of activities, including scholarly research, strategic expert advice, and professional publishing and media. In addition to generating, it also aims totransfer knowledge and findings into the popular understanding of comparativeempirical research. In other words, it aims to turn social science into a "pop science" for civic discourse and public debate.
WPZ - Wirtschaftspolitisches Zentrum, founded in 2015, is a competence center of the Institute of Economics of the University of St. Gallen. In providing topical academic research in a widely accessible format, WPZ is dedicated to an informed public debate and to theory- and evidence-based policy-making for sustainable growth and inclusive welfare.