Fellows initiatives, foundations programmes and alumni associations are thriving, thanks to your commitment and excellent ideas. Interested fellows from different disciplines can come together in short- or long-term expert groups or forums, like in an intelligent 'swarm”. Here they work on topics that are of current importance for the development of our societies. 'Strengthening Democracy' and 'Researching the Brain' are working priorities of the Hertie Foundation, as are its projects. These are central points of reference for the establishment of the initiatives. The fellows who coordinate the networks meet at regular intervals to share best practices, provide peer-to-peer advice and develop their leadership skills. The following link will provide you with all the documents and further information on how to propose a new initiative.