The founders are: Action Reconciliation Service for Peace based in Berlin, Germany Municipality Oświęcim.
The foundation is active in Poland and beyond its borders. The foundation is based in Oświęcim. The foundation has a legal personality and was brought into being for an indefinite period.
The foundation is supervised by the polish Ministry of Education. Aim of the foundation: Taking over a role in the education of adolescents and adults from all over the world – especially for Polish and German adolescents – within the work of the IYMC in Oświęcim and on the basis of the history of the KL Auschwitz. (Taken from “About the Foundation” of MDSM website).