Stiftung Mercator is a private foundation, supporting science, education and international undertanding. It initiates, develops and finances targeted projects and partner organisations in the core topics it is active in: It wants to strengthen Europe, further integration through equal educational opportunities for all, drive forward the energy transition as a motor for global climate protection and anchor cultural education in schools. It feels especially committed to the Ruhr area, the home of the benefactor family and the seat of the foundation.
Ministry for Family Affairs, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Photo: Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (MFKJKS NRW), Catrin Moritz
The Ministry for Family Affairs, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports is funding the ewoca³ project with funds from the Support Plan for Children and Youth since 2012. ewoca³ makes an important contribution to international collaboration in youth politics and to European integration. With support from the Federal State, until now 36 projects in 14 European countries could be realised. To support these youth encounters in NRW and Europe is of great importance. They decisively contribute to durable understanding between the peoples, they strengthen European identity and help to save the peace. I very much welcome this sustainable extension of an international youth network.
Minister for Family Affairs, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia