There are many forms of relationship between municipalities in the Global South and Germany. The thematic areas in which they cooperate also vary widely. One thing all partnerships have in common, however, is that they must develop local solutions to the global challenges of today. The 2030 Agenda provides a framework for this which points the partners in the same direction. To enable municipalities to jointly develop ideas for tomorrow’s world, learn from each other’s experiences and obtain information on current themes in municipal development cooperation, the Service Agency developed these two networking platforms – Round Tables and Regional Conferences.
The events focus on dialogue and sharing among representatives of German municipalities with partnerships involving specific countries and regions of the Global South. They enable participants to work on further developing their municipal partnerships, and extend their knowledge and networks.
You can take part in the round tables and Germany-wide regional conferences on municipal partnerships free of charge. Engagement Global will pay your travel and overnight accommodation expenses in accordance with the German Federal Travel Expenses Act (BRKG).
The events take place in various German cities on a rotating basis. The design and the organisation of the meetings are always closely coordinated between the Service Agency and the German municipality hosting the event. All costs for staging the event in question are met by Engagement Global.
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