Since 2022, the Service Agency Communities in One World has been working in a new area: 'Social Cohesion in Municipalities Worldwide'. Municipalities already have numerous instruments at their disposal for strengthening social cohesion, which can be found in a wide range of specialist areas. In the future, we will be supporting municipalities in using and extending these instruments as part of their engagement for development.
When many different actors are involved in municipal development cooperation, the municipality wins twice over: The development projects gain in quality and drive. At the same time, social cohesion can be strengthened at the local level. To support this, we provide advisory and networking services, both nationally and locally, and raise awareness of good practice examples among the wider public.
A new element in our area of activity is the international dialogue between municipalities from Germany and the Global South. Both in an international network and in learning communities, you can share your know-how with municipalities from a wide range of countries and take away valuable ideas and approaches yourself. This is the framework in which we also support the participation of German municipalities in international discourses and processes on social cohesion issues.