An initiative of: Stiftung Mercator and the VolkswagenStiftung, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Freudenberg Foundation, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stifterverband and Vodafone Foundation Germany. The SVR’s Annual Report 2020 is being funded by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community.
The Expert Council
Expert Advice on Migration and Integration
Board of Trustees
What we're about
In 2008, eight German foundations came together to form the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration in order to take a stand on key issues related to integration and migration and pursue a common goal.
In view of the importance of integration and migration for the economy, society, politics and culture in Germany, the member foundations continue to see a pressing need for a politically independent body committed to scientific criteria that works rigorously in this field. The Expert Council supports and advises policy makers at the federal, state and local levels as well as civil society, providing research-based recommendations in annual reports and public statements. This form of collaboration among German foundations is still new: different foundations come together in a project to underscore the particular significance of integration and migration for society while acknowledging different views. The Expert Council’s successful work can also serve as a model for cooperation between other foundations. The foundations supporting the SVR very much welcome the fact that the federal government and federal states are funding the 2020 Integration Barometer and that the federal government is funding the 2020 Annual Report.
Former State Secretary and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Expert Council
Board of Trustees
Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Stiftung Mercator
Dr. Jörg Dräger
Member of the Executive Board of the Bertelsmann Stiftung
Senior Vice President of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, International Understanding and Cooperation
Dr. Pia Gerber
Managing Director of the Freudenberg Foundation
(Permanent guest of the Board of Trustees)
Executive Director of the Stiftung Mercator
Dr. Volker Meyer-Guckel
Deputy Secretary General of the Stifterverband
Chairwoman of the board of Vodafone Germany Foundation
Dr. Juliane Rapp-Lücke
Head of the division "Legal Issues and Integration Measures", Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
Dr. Hanna Wielandt
Program Director of the VolkswagenStiftung