News and events
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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!
Save the date: 11.05.2017
Conference: Visions of Bioenergy – Bringing local initiatives to Brussels
The conference will give interested participants the opportunity to discover a range of concrete, local projects that have transformational and far-reaching regional benefits.
Brussels Development Briefing: Strengthening Rural Livelihoods in the Face of Rapid Urbanisation in Africa
GIZ shared its expertise during the 48th Brussels Development Briefing on ‘Strengthening rural livelihoods in the face of rapid urbanisation in Africa’ on 20th March 2017.
Vocational qualifications in Italy: ERASMUS PLUS FITT Project Final Conference
Shape your future: The FITT project, focusing on vocational qualification in Italy, shared its main activities and results at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels.
From Field to Parliament: Tailored agricultural vocational training solutions for women in Africa
On the occasion of International Women´s Day, GIZ put the spotlight on the empowerment and training of women in agriculture, the largest area of employment of women, and invited policy makers to a lively discussion.
C4C: Urban Mobility in Emerging Economies – Challenges and Approaches
IRU, MobiliseYourCity (MYC) and GIZ Representation Brussels organised a debate to gain new insights, share experiences and discuss the potential and contribution of intelligent urban transport systems to long-lasting change.
Enlightening the Migration Debate - the Importance of Sustainable Energy Access
The EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF) – a multi-stakeholder platform hosted by GIZ – organised a discussion forum which explored interlinkages between sustainable energy access and migration.
Women at the core for diverse diets and nutrition
GIZ and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) joined a European Commission´s DG DEVCO Lunchtime Conference.
From the ruins of Damascus to Europe: An evening on displacement, hope and support
Aeham Ahmad rose to international fame as ‘pianist in the ruins’ with his public performances in war-torn Syria. In Brussels, he shared his music and his story, combined with conversation on migration and displacement.
How to fall in love with Europe again?
High-level representatives from the world of politics, industry and civil society discussed “The State of Europe” at Friends of Europe’s October conference. Among them was Cornelia Richter, Member of the GIZ Management Board.
Not yet the ‘end of history’
Is the democratic West still a role model for developing and emerging countries? This was the question posed by GIZ and Friends of Europe, and discussed by about 180 invited guests on 8 September.
C4C: Leadership for Systemic Change
On September 8th, World Bank and GIZ presented two innovative approaches for effective leadership development in international cooperation in Brussels.
Presentation and discussion of the Delphi Energy Future 2040 study
GIZ, BDEW and PwC discussed the Delphi Energy Future 2040 study at the European Parliament.
GIZ at the European Development Days
The European Commission’s European Development Days (EDD) turned ten this year and GIZ joined the anniversary in Brussels together with around 5,000 participants from 140 countries.
Green Week 2016: Green Fiscal Policy Network Partner Event
C4C discusses Good Financial Governance in fragile contexts
New event format launched at the EP
Save the date: Discussion Forum "Enlightening the Migration Debate: the importance of sustainable energy access"
Practitioners’ Network: GIZ appointed President
GIZ took over the Presidency of the Practitioners’ Network for European Development Cooperation from British Council. It is an open platform for exchange, coordination and harmonization between European development cooperation organisations.
Meeting point: GIZ at the European Development Days 2017
GIZ was once more taking part in the European Development Days 2017 in Brussels – with an own stand in the EDD village and a whole series of events