Jena’s urban community that will adopt the Zukunftszentrum – Centre for German Unity and European Transformation and fill it with life. That’s what the city and its people are all about: a strong, engaged civil society, civic engagement and lived transformation – in the economics, knowledge and society. We don’t just research upheaval, we meet it head on and shape it together, democratically.
With its Eichplatz, Jena boasts the perfect location for the Zukunftszentrum – Centre for German Unity and European Transformation: centrally located, with a lively history of transformation and, up to the present day, a symbol of democracy and civic engagement. The realisation of the Zukunftszentrum – Centre for German Unity and European Transformation through 2028 fits perfectly with the planning for Jena’s most important urban development area. Furthermore, the entire city and region are always well worth a visit and offer an attractive environment to live and work.
Jena boasts an excellent scientific landscape and is an internationally renowned centre for transformational research. The Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena and a number of other research institutions have long concerned themselves with the effects and experiences of upheaval – in the past, but also in the present and future. In this, the city of Jena has distinguished itself through its outstanding network throughout central and eastern Europe and the close connection between science, business and civil society.
Why the Zukunftszentrum – Centre for German Unity and European Transformation belongs in Jena
- Excellent scientific structures on site
- Outstanding network in eastern Europe
- Successful economic transformation
- Strong civil society and success in the fight against right-wing extremism
- Lived civic participation
- Ideal, centrally located location available for development through 2028
- Easy access for internation guests
- We have the support of the state government