Robert Bosch Stiftung
The Robert Bosch Stiftung is one of the major German foundations associated with a private company. It holds 92 percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH.
Established in 1964, it represents the philanthropic endeavors of Robert Bosch (1861-1942), focussing on the fields of science, health, international relations, education, society, and culture.
In Stuttgart, the Foundation maintains the Robert Bosch Hospital, the Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch Institute for Clinical Pharmacology, and the Institute for the History of Medicine.
Between 1964 and 2013, the Foundation has made available 1.2 billion euros for projects. In 2013, approximately 70 million euros were spent on project funding.
Istituto piemontese per la storia della Resistenza e della società contemporanea ‘Giorgio Agosti’ (Istoreto)
Established after World War II in 1947 by several components of the Committee of National Liberation (the CLN), the organization of the anti-fascist partisan brigades, the Institute for the History of the Resistance and the History of the Contemporary Italian Society (Istoreto), was the first of a network of 65 regional Historical Institutes, distributed throughout the national territory and today still existing and operating in Italy. This network, whom Istoreto is associated is the INSMLI, The National Institute for the History of the Liberation Movement in Italy, based in Milan.
In the course of more than 50 years of activity, it has contributed in a decisive mode, with numerous study initiatives and publications, to the achievement of a scientifically-based contemporary historiography in Italy.
Recently the documents held in the archives of the 65 cultural institutions are obtained the recognition as “historical heritage” of the Italian State by the Government of the Italian Republic.
Today the Istoreto holds over about 3 millions of documents, 60.000 photos and 4.000 video interviews of witnesses of the period of WWII.
The Istoreto’s Library holds over 66.000 books and hundreds of historical and scientific reviews.
Istoreto promotes historic researches and exhibitions. From 2003 to 2008 Istoreto took part to the European Interreg Project “The memory of the Alps” (Memoriadellealpi, Interreg). The project promoted the creation of a vast “diffuse museum” in the heart of Europe, involving a network of local museums and cultural institutions in South of France, North Italy and Switzerland.
Another “core-point” of the Istoreto’s mission is to organise didactic activities with young students of the school of Piedmont Region and refresher courses for teachers.
The Association Non Profit KIRON on Communication Studies and Organizational Mediation brings together a dozen academics and professionals with experience in complementary areas:
- organizational problems in industrial systems
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The Association aims to promote and disseminate the knowledge and use of modern methods and techniques for effective communication, with attention to the field of human services, health, culture and education , and to introduce new tools for design of social service organizations.