Climate change, poverty and injustice, global migration, demographic change, depletion of natural resources, corruption and mismanagement - these issues represent just some of the greatest social challenges of our challenges of our time. Previous approaches to solving these problems are increasingly reaching their limits - and not just those of national governments. not only at the national level. New ways of thinking, transformative visions and public welfare-oriented processes must be developed for these complex problems in order to arrive at sustainable solutions. solutions. Participation and transparency are elementary components of this process.
We create spaces for everyone working towards a just and sustainable future to jointly develop resilient solutions.
Whether in their own community or globally, actors from politics, administration, civil society or business are working on important issues for the future everywhere. We bring these actors together locally and globally to find multi-perspective answers to complex questions and to bundle potential in order to shape the future in a sustainable and just way. Our approach is not only to demand change, but to change practice ourselves.
We bring together multiple perspectives and combine experience-based knowledge and scientific expertise.
Power hierarchies make some perspectives more visible than others, although all perspectives are relevant for a sustainable and just future. We bring the different perspectives in a direct conversation and enable an equal negotiation of positions and needs.
We promote transparent and participatory governance.
The socio-ecological transformation is not a linear process and requires a creative and dynamic approach to live up to the challenges of the future. We facilitate knowledge to better understand the now and the tomorrow and to enable change towards a just and sustainable future.
We have promoted good governance as a non-profit organisation since 2014, our founding year, first under the name HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform, and since 2022 under the name Berlin Governance Platform. For us, good governance includes above all strengthening the legitimacy and sustainability of democratic procedures and decisions.
On this basis, we develop concepts and projects in accordance with our conviction that democracy-promoting processes must be based on a multiplicity of perspectives and partnerships that meet on an equal level.
We are a multidisciplinary team with a unique combination of experts on various policy areas and specialists for innovative methods. Our approach is interdisciplinary and rigorous and we promote multi-perspective work within the team.