In the Service of Democracy, Peace, and Development
This is the motto that describes the work and mission of the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) in more than 65 countries worldwide.
Since 1987, Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea, stationed in Seoul, has worked on topics related to the inner-Korean process of reconciliation. In South Korea, this entails regional development, in which the border region (DMZ) is especially focused upon. In North Korea, HSF attempts to contribute to the peaceful development of the region through activities that aim for international integration and cooperation in matters concerning the environment. By offering a diverse range of activities, HSF Korea has become a trusted partner in both South and North Korea. The pronounced project goals of HSF Korea are:
Promotion of a Peaceful Unification on the Korean Peninsula
Sharing the German Experience of Division and Reunification and discussing its implications
Reintegration of North Korea with a focus on international environmental networks
International Cooperation and Exchange on the Korean Peninsula and beyond
Sustainable development with a focus on transboundary areas
Multiple and varying entities aid HSF Korea in its projects. They include regional and district administrations in the Korean border area, as well as the involved area planning institutions, researchers of academical and practical research in institutes and universities, politicians in governments and parliamentarians of different levels, civil groups concerned with inner-Korean reconciliation and environment, and governmental and semi-private institutions in North Korea.