At the beginning of June and July our Foundation organized two public events. Representatives from business, science, society and politics were invited to get an idea about the Foundation, its work and planned projects. Eric Schweitzer, President of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce and Prof. Dr. Volker Perthes, Director of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs were present at the events as guest speakers. Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of the Foundation Dr. Guido Westerwelle stressed in his welcome speech to the guests that the Foundation as a new entity is searching for cooperation partners as well as collaborations. Moreover, he stated that it is looking forward to working together for strengthening democracy and economic participation worldwide.