News and Events Brussels
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Are you interested in taking part in GIZ’s events in Brussels or in keeping up to date with our activities related to the European Union? You will find our latest news, events and information here. We look forward to meeting you at one of our next events!
EU Expert Talk and Workshop on Economics of Climate Adaptation
A Capacity4Change event at GIZ Brussels brought together experts to discuss ways to support partner countries in achieving climate resilience.
Capacity4Change – Bringing Digital Transformation and Public Administration Reform in the Eastern Partnership
On December 1st 2022, a Capacity4Change event took place in Brussels on the topic of Digital Transformation and Public Administration in the Eastern Partnership region, in cooperation with GIZ, the European Parliament and DG NEAR.
Private sector cooperation under the EU Global Gateway – A high-level discussion
The GIZ Representations in Berlin and Brussels organised a high-level talk on private sector engagement in the EU Global Gateway with distinguished speakers from the EU Commission, German government, private sector, practitioners, and policy experts.
The Future is YOUth: Discussing the role of youth in international cooperation
Over 100 representatives from European institutions, Member States, civil society, think tanks, partner organisations and youth representatives came together for GIZ’s first major in-person event in Brussels since the start of the pandemic.
GIZ at the European Development Days: Inspiring new partnerships and innovative solutions
The EDD2022 bring the international development community together under the theme of “Global Gateway: building sustainable partnerships for a connected world”. Register now to join GIZ and many others to discuss finding solutions to pressing issues.
C4C Event: Non-conventional access to finance and capacity development in Africa
The GIZ Representation in Brussels, together with its partners ADAN, ADEPT and the project WIDU.africa, hosted an exchange about the importance of hybrid financial instruments and capacity development to reach the bottom of the pyramid in Africa.
C4C-Event: Addressing food and nutrition security in the Africa-EU partnership
The GIZ Representation in Brussels invited religious and faith-based actors, implementing agencies, and policymakers to discuss the role of local actors in addressing food and nutrition security in the context of the Africa-EU partnership.
Building back better as a team: How can sport enhance social cohesion and resilience? A Capacity4Change (C4C) event
It was assessed the opportunities and challenges of working in the field of sport for development, which touches many dimensions of development cooperation, but also raises the question of what role it can play in the EU agenda for external action.
C4C Event: Youth in EU-Africa Relations
Event report | Young people should be put at the core of 'building back better' in the current context of COVID-19 global health pandemic and economic and social crisis. This event showcased best practices and offered interactive discussions.
European Development Days digital and with GIZ presence
The EDD 2021 under the main thread on 'The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future' are right around the corner. Feel free to register and join GIZ and many other development actors online.
May 2021 - May 2022
The joint GIZ-CPMA co-Presidency of the Practitioners‘ Network – ready for take-off
As of May 2021, GIZ will assume the one-year co-Presidency of the Practitioners’ Network for European Development Cooperation together with the Lithuanian Central Project Management Agency (CPMA).
C4C Event: Synergies between technical & financial assistance
Finance for sustainable development (part of SGD 17) has become ever more important in the COVID-19 context, where building better and greener cannot be realised without the support of international financial institutions.
Reshaping African-European Relations in Challenging Times
GIZ’s Berlin Representation hosted its fourth Web Talk on International Cooperation focusing on the topic “Reshaping African-European Relations in Challenging Times”.
Energy Access COVID-19 Relief Summit
1,200 sector representatives discuss how to help green recovery.
The Practitioners’ Network Annual Members General Assembly goes virtual
100 online participants for COVID-19 response and international partnerships
The role of digitalisation in creating employment prospects for Africa’s youth
On 5th of March 2020 UNICEF, Orange and the GIZ Representation Brussels hosted a high-level breakfast on youth empowerment and digital inclusion in Africa.
New Year's Reception at the Brussels Representation
New Commission, New Parliament, New Year: A timely moment to discuss the future of EU international cooperation
For more previous news, events and information, please visit our Brussels archives:
Our event series in Brussels include „Capacity4Change (C4C)“ and „From Field to Parliament (F2P)“. "Capacity4Change" serves as an open platform for exchanging knowledge, concepts, ideas and experiences in the area of international cooperation. „From Field to Parliament“ invites policy makers, especially accredited parliamentary assistants and EP staff, to exchange with practitioners.
The newsletter „GIZ compass“ (published until 2020) provides information about GIZ’s work with a focus on our cooperation with the EU in Europe and around the world.
- Issue 02/2020: EU Council Presidency in challenging times (pdf, 1,30 MB)
- Issue 01/2020: Steering through the crisis with good governance (pdf, 0,73 MB)
- Issue 01/2019: Employment - more jobs, better jobs (pdf, 0,54 MB)
- Issue 02/2018: Equal Opportunities, Equal Rights (pdf, 0,47 MB)
- Issue 01/2018: Energy (pdf, 0,45 MB)
- Issue 02/2017: Secure and stable Environment (pdf, 0,55 MB)
- Issue 01/2017: Health (pdf, 0,31 MB)
- Issue 02/2020: EU Council Presidency in challenging times (pdf, 0,56 MB)
- Issue 03/2020: A look back at the 2020 German EU Council Presidency (pdf, 0,41 MB)