The proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 was a fundamental response to historical injustice and in particular to the unparalleled crimes of the National Socialists and World War II. The Foundation supports human rights education projects within the framework of history learning. It works in Central and Eastern Europe to counter anti-Semitism, antiziganism and hate crimes and to assist minorities. The Foundation also funds education projects and offers scholarships for Sinti and Roma.
In its EUROPEANS FOR PEACE programme, the Foundation EVZ promotes international school and youth projects between Germany, the countries of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe as well as Israel.
With the support of the Federal Foreign Office and the Robert Bosch Foundation, the Foundation EVZ is providing funding for a special programme for German-Ukrainian youth encounters
Foundation EVZ supports activities that tackle contemporary discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or identity.
The Foundation EVZ supports the systematic and long-term examination of discrimination, marginalisation and hatred practised against Roma and Jews in Europe.
International Youth Debate is a debating competition for young people from eight Central and East European countries.
The Foundation EVZ supports scholarships for Roma in Eastern Europe.