The Hans Farmont Foundation aims to strengthen the connections and unity of young people in Europe.

About Us

The Hans Farmont Foundation aims at strengthening the network and social cohesion between young people in Europe.

We want to inspire people for a diverse and solidly united Europe.

We want to provide young people in Europe with the opportunity to shape and advocate a united and peaceful Europe.

It is important to us to support young people who stand for a tolerant and open-minded Europe and to offer them time and space to get to know each other. As a German foundation, we want to counter the loss of confidence in the European idea not only out of self-interest but also as part of our historic responsibility.

for a Europe characterized by cooperation

At times when the lack of confidence in Europe threatens its future, the foundation aims at strengthening the awareness of European values such as the rule of law, the principles of a welfare state, democracy and civic liberty. It is the foundation’s objective to counteract nationalist endeavors and radical right-wing ideology for a Europe characterized by cooperation, united action, and defined values.

new ideas to master current and future challenges

Unity can only be achieved if we bring people from Europe together and understand them as community. That is why we provide space for the necessary exchange between young people in Europe with our summer school on the foundation’s sailboat. Together, we explore the balance between the corporate good of society and individual freedom, between compromises and new visions. Only as a diverse society we can succeed at the creation of new ideas to master current and future challenges.

The foundation was founded in 2009 by the german entrepreneur Hans Farmont. After his death, his wife Marlene Farmont took over the management. Shaped by impressions from the Second World War, Hans Farmont always took a stand for the integration and continuous development of Europe. He saw inexhaustible potential in the European idea, which he also wanted to know strengthened after his passing. The foundation headquarters are located in Düsseldorf, Germany.

What we stand for:

a united Europe and the European integration

the peaceful coexistence within Europe

the approchement between young people with different backgrounds and ethnic origins

hospitality, cultural diversity and tolerance

Call for Applications

Applications are open to persons, who are in training (academic or operational) as well as young professionals whose main place of residence is in Europe. Participants must be between 18 and 25 years old.