Carl Friedrich Goerdeler Kolleg for Good Governance

The Carl Friedrich Goerdeler Kolleg for Good Governance

The Goerdeler Kolleg for Good Governance is a professional development program for current and future leaders who advocate for responsible leadership in the public interest.

At the heart of the one-year program is the evidence-based and practical training in good governance and public innovation. Three international seminars provide the fellows with the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge in good governance, cross-sectoral collaboration, and innovation management.

Through an academic seminar series, expert talks, and interactive workshops, fellows discuss topics such as administration modernization, corporate social responsibility, and civic participation. Not only do they receive exclusive insight into organizations from policy, business, and civil society, but also meet with decision makers and experts. Several trainings help the fellows hone their project management, leadership, and innovation skills.

With the support of experienced project managers, fellows have the opportunity to implement their own good governance projects in their respective organizations. This paves the way for the fellows to actively contribute to transparency, participation, and rule of law in their societies. After the program ends, the Goerdeler Kolleg continues to support the civic engagement of our alumni with diverse opportunities for further training, networking, and joint projects.

The Carl Friedrich Goerdeler Kolleg for Good Governance is a program of the Robert Bosch Foundation conducted in cooperation with the German Council on Foreign Policy (DGAP). Former vice president of the European Commission, Prof. Günter Verheugen, accompanies the fellows as Director of the Kolleg. The Kolleg is named after Carl Friedrich Goerdeler (1884–1945) – a lawyer, civil servant, and member of the German resistance against National Socialism. Nearly 400 fellows have participated in the program since 2001. The program language is German.

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Every year, twenty current and future leaders from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine are selected for this program.

Apply online by 18 February 2019!

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Responsible Persons

  • Claire Luzia Leifert

    Claire Luzia Leifert

    Programm manager of the Goerdeler Kolleg
    Head Method Cluster
    Tel.: +49 (0)30 25 42 31-92

  • Silvena  Garelova

    Silvena Garelova

    Programm officer, Goerdeler-Kolleg
    Tel.: +49 (0)30 25 42 31-47

  • Marina  Solntseva

    Marina Solntseva

    Programm assistant, Goerdeler-Kolleg
    Tel.: +49 (0)30 25 42 31-50

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