The Hessische Landeszentrale für politische Bildung (Hessian State Centre for Civic Education) was founded in 1954. It is an integral part of political life and political culture in Hesse.
The Hessische Landeszentrale für politische Bildung is an institution of the Federal State of Hesse and directly assigned to the Prime Minister of Hesse. It is the only Hessian institution to carry out civic educational activities by public order. A body of nine members of the Hessian parliament – the Board of Trustees – ensures that the activities are nonpartisan.
The Hessische Landeszentrale für politische Bildung „carries out civic, nonpartisan educational work in the Federal State of Hesse. Its mission is in particular to further the development of liberal and democratic citizen awareness through civic educational work …“
(excerpt from the statute)