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Do they want me to write something political? What kind of things does this sentence include?

EDIT: It was an application for regarding to scholarship. I assume they are trying to search for a person who is socially active.

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please add some more context... also you should include some assumptions on your side, else this might get closed as a translation request, which is OT as of meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/343/… –  Vogel612 Dec 17 '13 at 12:12
Please also note that this question may not be allowed to be asked in a job interview in Germany (unless you had applied for a job with a political party, newspaper, or similar, where your political attitude matters). Links: dgb.de/themen/++co++07483a76-fee8-11df-463e-00188b4dc422 zeit.de/karriere/bewerbung/2013-03/… faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/… (but IANAL) –  Takkat Dec 17 '13 at 12:53
For example: boell.de/de/navigation/bewerbung-1080.html it seems to me, however, that this is not a question about the German language. –  Carsten Schultz Aug 31 '14 at 0:00
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about German culture. –  Carsten Schultz Aug 31 '14 at 0:02

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They're asking about your sociopolitical interests and if you're politically active.

So there's no need to go far afield. Answering those shouldn't be that complicated if you're interested in politics, if not it should be even easier.

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Depending on who the sponsor is, they might not be asking about party politics. You could list work for charitable causes, protection of the environment, work in a sports club, etc. They ask if you have a well-rounded personality with interests beyond pure academia.

It would be a different case if the scholarship is from an overtly political organization.

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