Supporting democracy and human dignity – A statement from the Leibniz Association

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published on 31/01/2024

People all over Germany have made it clear in recent days that democracy, human dignity and rule of law are unshakeable values in our society. Civil society is showing that our democracy is alive and able to defend itself. The Leibniz Association stands with the protesters and fully supports the demonstration.

In the Leibniz Association, we work together on issues that are of relevance to society, the economy and the environment, in order to find answers to the pressing problems of our time. More than 20,000 people from around 130 countries, with diverse migration stories, are employed at the 96 Leibniz institutes, where they work on a broad spectrum of research topics. This is only possible with an outward-looking attitude and a culture that welcomes everyone because, like German society as a whole, we derive our strength as a research community from plurality and diversity.

We will not accept any attack on the core of our constitution and the foundations of our coexistence. With this statement and through our daily interactions with one another we firmly oppose discrimination, exclusion and xenophobia in our country.

The first publication of this declaration can be found on the Leibniz Association website. As a member of the Leibniz Association, the ARL endorses this declaration entirely.