The Böckler Mare-Balticum-Foundation devotes itself to the investigation and dissemination of the art- and cultural history of the countries of the Baltic Sea region and in particular of the Baltic States (Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia). It sees its mission first and foremost in the promotion of scholarly exchanges between Germany, the Baltic States and the other States of the Baltic Sea region.
The foundation promotes meetings between scholars and – on an annual basis – hosts scholarly conferences (Homburg Round Table) and excursions. It awards stipends for research as well as subsidizes printing costs of scholarly publications and it supports exhibitions and projects which serve to realize the foundations objectives.