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!


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.


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.


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.

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.

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.


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.

Event series

Our event series in Brussels include „Capacity4Change (C4C)“ and „From Field to Parliament“. C4C 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 event takes place at the European Parliament.
Watch our "Capacity4Change" events on YouTube. The 1st "From Field to Parliament" on YouTube