Center for Applied Policy Research
The Center for Applied Political Research (CAP) is an institute for policy advice on European and international issues at the Chair for Political Systems and European Unification of the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich .
It was founded in 1995 and is named by its founder Werner Weidenfeld as an umbrella for practice-oriented third - party funded research and provides drafts for EU reforms, security policy analyzes and educational models for tolerance . The main area of work is, in the broadest sense, European unification , which was financed by the Bertelsmann Foundation through the Bertelsmann Politics Research Group, which was founded at CAP in 1999 . The topics of security , the Middle East , transatlantic relations, eastward expansion, etc. a. included.
In the summer of 2007, Weidenfeld got caught in an expense accounting scandal, whereupon the Bertelsmann Stiftung, the main financier, announced that it would withdraw as a financing partner until 2010. Vice-boss Josef Janning also left the CAP.
- Official website
- Strategy paper on EU enlargement (2006; PDF file; 1.30 MB)
- Critical article by Werner Biermann
- Max Hägler: Departure of the model Bertelsmann (printed: page 2, October 31, 2007). In: taz, the daily newspaper. October 31, 2007, accessed October 31, 2007 .