40 Years of the BGZ in Berlin for development cooperation
Development cooperation has been the foundation of BGZ for 40 years. We began in 1983 with projects in the context of external aid. In the meantime, our focus is now on development policy in Germany in accordance with the 17 global goals for sustainable development of the Agenda 2030, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We receive institutional funding through the Berlin State Office for Development Cooperation and support them in implementing the Berlin State Development Policy Guidelines. In this way, we are contributing to the networking of Berlin’s development cooperation within the European framework.
The portal “be fair” brings together all our projects on this key issue. The projects build on each other and have already received several awards.
An overview of the projects in which the SDGs are implemented can be found here: SDGs in BGZ-Projekten. We adopted guidelines on sustainability and gender equality.
Your Space 2022-2024
Art and culture as door opener for enhanced social inclusion of disadvantaged young people
Strengthening resilience and empowerment through tailored educational offerings for women
Social space-oriented youth work along the three thematic priorities of the EU Youth Strategy – inclusion, sustainability and the digital world.
Strengthening social cohesion in the neighborhood through creativity and art
Smart Change 2019-2022
Innovative solutions for sustainability in growing cities
GastroINKLUSIV – New models for Inclusive Teaching at Vocational Schools
Global Fairness 2013 – 2016
Global learning in the “fair school“: combating inequality through responsible trading.
TriNet Global 2013 – 2015
Supporting the involvement of business actors in sustainability issues through the networking of businesses, universities and administration.
Fairness 2010 – 2013
Making global learning more attractive – current resources, appropriate further training and strong networks.
Berufe Global 2009 – 2011
Global learning in vocational education – the effects of one’s own trading on the environment, as well as the recognition of the living and working conditions of others.
Urban Waters 2004
International Conference – sustainability in water management, use of resources in the areas of technology and management, know-how transfer
in Urban Areas 2007
Water Problems in Urban Areas and Approach to Solutions considering the Aspects of Sustainability