The European Janusz Korczak Academy is a partner of The Jewish Agency for Israel.

Greeting from Horst Seehofer

Dear members and friends of the European Janusz Korczak Academy,


Children are the future of every society. Respecting their personalities, raising them in the spirit of tolerance and providing education with the aim of leading a meaningful life is the single most important task of any democratic community. The Bavarian constitution states that the paramount aims of education ought to be fear of God, respect for religious convictions and for the dignity of man.

We understand it as self-evident that values such as democracy, human rights and international understanding are being taught in our schools. The work and fate of Janusz Korczak, in turn, teach us that these values have to be reinvented and defended every single day.

This is the task the European Janusz Korczak Academy has set itself. With its rich program it makes an important contribution to a peaceful coexistence of different cultures and beliefs. As Minister-President of Bavaria I feel especially delighted that the Academy has chosen Munich as its center of operations. Jewish life and the Jewish community add significantly to the cultural landscape of our state. Please do not cease to maintain and nourish the legacy of the father of children’s rights, continue to commit yourselves to repairing the world through learning and education. I wish you the best of luck for your important work!



Horst Seehofer
Minister-President of the Free State of Bavaria