From the start Gustav-Heinemann-Comprehensive School has been a member of the Network of Europe Schools in Essen and a founding member of the Network of Europe Oriented Schools (NEOS) seated in Cologne.

We give special attention to the European dimension in teaching and education as national boundaries are becoming a thing of the past. That is why we want to prepare our students for a globalized world. We therefore offer diverse foreign languages and personal contact in international students' exchanges as well as Europe oriented projects, international student workshops and work experience abroad.

Thus we prepare our students for a life in Europe and a globalized word governed by tolerance and respect towards people who speak, think and feel differently.