The Vereinigung für Grundwerte und Völkerverständigung (“Association for Basic Values and International Understanding”) was founded in 1982 by Friedrich Hänssler, Dr Wilhelm Machleid, and Rudolf Decker. To this day, both the Association and the Foundation which emerged from it stand for the same goals. An associate membership can be applied for with the executive committee.
The executive committee of the Association is currently comprised of:
Gerhard Gutsche (1st Chairman)
Ernst Decker (Treasurer)
Claudia Walpuski (Secretary)