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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, and can also subscribe to our newsletter, GIZ compass. We look forward to meeting you at one of our next events!
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
Motivating companies to engage in dual VET
“Firms calculate costs and benefits for everything… but rarely for their apprenticeships.”
Challenges within EU’s and African trade regimes to boost agricultural trade
Regional integration can play a vital role in diversifying economies, strengthening food systems, creating jobs and alleviating poverty.
GIZ@AidEx: Showcasing Transitional Development Assistance in Chad and Turkey
GIZ organised its first-ever session at AidEx, showcasing examples of how Germany and the EU are bridging humanitarian aid and development cooperation in practice to #LeaveNoOneBehind.
High-Level Event on the eve of World Food Day at the European Parliament
Investing in Nutrition: Partnering for Action
Building Bridges – The Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus in Practice
Event by GIZ@AidEx on Wednesday, 13th November 2019 14:00h – 15:30h Brussels Expo Hall 11, Room 1123 Place de Belgique 1
Investing in Nutrition: Partnering for Action
High-Level Meeting on World Food Day, 15th October 2019, 10:00 - 12:00 European Parliament. Register Now.
GIZ now managing the Sahel Alliance secretariat
State Secretary Jäger declares new Brussels office open
Opportunities of Blockchain for Agriculture - Brussels Development Briefing
The latest Brussels Briefing provided an overview of the opportunities and challenges in adopting the blockchain technology in agriculture and the agri-food industry.
Lessons learned from Public Administration Reform in the Neighbourhood East
This C4C presented the advantages of regional cooperation for successful reforms by focussing on Public Administration Reforms in the Eastern European Neighbourhood.
Workshop: Sustainability in the Age of Platforms
CEPS, Zhejiang University and GIZ organised a high-level workshop on the challenges and the opportunities posed by digital platforms when it comes to sustainability.
Building a world which leaves no one behind: European Development Days 2019
This year´s European Development Days took place in Brussels on 18./19. June 2019. You can now listen to GIZ´s lab debates on podcast once again and learn more about our contributions!
C4C: Internal Displacement in a Conflict Zone: Lessons Learned from Ukraine
GIZ, practitioners and politicians shed light on internal displacement in the Ukrainian conflict zone.
Friends of Europe: Closing the SDG financing gap - The changing role of development cooperation
How can the international community approach the quest for financing the SDGs? This question and different approaches were in the centre of a discussion, organised by the think tank Friends of Europe beginning of February.
Further reading: Cooperating with the private sector is key to a sustainable future
Today, the Friends of Europe published a publication on "Agenda 2030 & Public Private Partnership". Three of our colleagues contributed with an article named "Cooperating with the private sector is key to a sustainable future".
Sustainable agricultural supply chains and actions against deforestation and forest degradation
The Capacity4Change (C4C) event focused on joint actions against deforestation and forest degradation towards sustainable and deforestation free agricultural supply chains. The exchange was jointly organised with Conservation International (CI).
ProPaz at the EuroLat-Parliamentary Assembly in Vienna
Ath this year´s EuroLat assembly, the programme ProPaz gave insights into the peace process in Colombia and visualized how technical cooperation can contribute.
From drugs to legal opportunities - An interactive journey to examples of Alternative Development
GIZ´s End of the Year Event took the around 100 guests on a journey to countries such as Bolivia and Peru and back to Brussels bringing along insights into Alternative Development and food for thoughts. Performances and a photo exhibition guided the way.
Public-Private Partnerships for Employment in the MENA region
The latest Capacity4Change (C4C) event focused on partnerships with the private sector to promote employment - especially for women - in the MENA region. GIZ and the event partners provided insights and examples of their initiatives.
Energy for Strengthening Resilience at Community Level
How to empower women in the off-grid energy business? This question was raised and discussed in the latest Capacity4Change (C4C) event.
Practitioners stronger together
After a year of intense work and exchange, GIZ handed over the Presidency of the Practitioners' Network to Expertise France and looked back at the achievements of the Network.
Africa Summit: The future of Africa-Europe relations
The Friends of Europe Africa Summit on 4 June addressed a wide range of topics regarding the future of Africa-Europe relations. Christoph Beier, Vice Chair of GIZ´s Management Board, joined the session on growth, jobs and economic cooperation.
Digital Innovation Made in Africa - Exhibition and Summer Reception
End of June, GIZ hosted the exihibiton ‘Digital Innovation Made in Africa’ and its annual summer reception.
Further reading: Equal opportunities and women´s power!
'Equal rights, equal duties, equal opportunities and equal power for women and men' is therefore one of the basic principles driving German development policy. Find out more about our work and initiatives abroad and within the company.
Launch of the VET Toolbox in Brussels: Perspectives through vocational education and training
05. - 06.06.2018
European Development Days 2018
Protect, Empower, Invest – this year‘s European Development Days (EDD) in Brussels focused on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. As in previous years, GIZ participated in discussion panels and had stands in the Global Village.
From Field to Parliament (F2P): Strengthening Social Protection Systems to leave no one behind!
The State of Peace and Security in Africa: Successes and challenges in tackling violent conflicts
The last "Capacity4Change (C4C)" event covered "The State of Peace and Security in Africa" and outlined successes and challenges in tackling violent conflicts being often the root causes for forced migration.
Further reading: A plea for regulatory policy 4.0
Our colleagues Dirk Aßmann, Sonja Kurz and Max Büge outline in Friends of Europe´s latest report on "International Development and the Digital Age" the Need for a regulatory policy 4.0.
InfoPoint Lunchtime Conference: The urban mobility challenge
MobiliseYourCIty, an urban transport sector programme, jointly implemented by GIZ and the Agence française de développement (AFD) was presented at the InfoPoint Lunchtime Conference.