Mission Statement

“The Frans Seda Foundation” has been named after the Indonesian statesman Frans Seda (1926–2009). The Foundation is inspired by his lifelong commitment to balanced, non-discriminatory and respectful national and international relationships. Frans Seda was a bridge-builder between islands, religions and nations.

Through focused projects like scholarships, studies and seminars the Foundation aspires to create opportunities for talented young leaders from Indonesia and The Netherlands to understand the challenges resulting from differences in social, religious and economic backgrounds.

The Foundation strives to facilitate the conditions needed to enable such a high-uality debate in which mutual cooperation can lead to synergy and to value-added answers to challenges faced by both countries in political economy, social transformation and social justice.