There is hardly a better place to operate from, combining our international approach with key elements of our philosophy, striving for mutual understanding, tolerance and peace across national, social, cultural, religious, gender and age-related boundaries.
Europe starts here.
The Peace of Westphalia, concluded in Osnabrück and Münster in 1648, ended the Thirty Year War in Europe. It laid the initial foundations for a European community of states. The peace treaties and their provisions of international law developed to become a pillar of international relations, which is still very significant today. For the first time, conflicts were resolved through negotiation and a readiness to compromise.
This historic heritage is an ongoing obligation to work towards a united and peaceful Europe.