The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) is a German foundation, committed to the promotion of the values of humanism and democracy. HSF has more than fifty years of experience in civic education in Germany, and it has established international project offices all over the world.
The HSF office in Indonesia was established in 1993. Since then projects and programs have been jointly implemented with domestic and international partners. The main pillars of HSF‘s work are the justice and democracy sectors, in which HSF focuses on training and capacity-building, exchange programmes, political dialogue, and public awareness raising. The promotion of democracy and the rule of law is pursued in co-operation with local partners, amongst them notably the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, the Habibie Center, as well as the Nahdlatul Ulama.
Within its mandate the HSF Jakarta is, for example, active in the areas of capacity building for civil servants in respective ministries. Civic education is mostly carried out in cooperation with the mass organization Nahdlatul Ulama (NU). A project focusing on community policing is carried out jointly with the Indonesian National Police (INP).
The Hanns Seidel Foundation works in the service of democracy, peace and development. This means that the vision and mission is to improve, strengthen, and utilize human capacities – always taking into account the social, political, cultural, and economic realities in Indonesia.