First Future Fashion tour in Ulm

After Stuttgart, Ulm is the second city in Baden-Württemberg where there are now regular tours on sustainable fashion.

The first tour started in Ulm's fishing district in November. The two city guides Anna and Olga informed the group about the topics of fair fashion, vegan clothing, sustainable outdoor clothing and second-hand clothing during a tour of the old town. The repair of old clothes and shoes was also part of the program.

The shops where the group got information on their Future Fashion Tour were Fischerins Kleid, VAUDE and Secontique, the Ulm second-hand shop of Aktion Hope.

The Youth Initiative of the Baden-Württemberg Sustainability Strategy is responsible for the Future Fashion tours in collaboration with Future Fashion. Future Fashion is the new movement for sustainable textiles and conscious consumer behavior from the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ).

The next Future Fashion tour in Ulm will take place on December 5th, 2019.

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Philipp Keil as speaker at the TEDx Talk 2019

Philipp Keil, Managing Director of the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ), was one of the speakers at this year's TEDx Talk in Stuttgart.

Under the title “Why we have to rethink development” he critically examined the topic of development cooperation. One of his theses: “The rich countries develop the poor countries down.”

You can watch the TEDx Talk video with Philipp Keil here:…


Legal exchange successfully concluded

A country is strong when the judiciary is strong, according to the unanimous opinion of the participants in the African-Baden-Württemberg legal exchange. It was organized by the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ).

Lawyers from the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as from Benin and Tanzania were given a week-long opportunity to gain a deeper insight into the German judicial system in exchange with colleagues from Baden-Württemberg.

The exchange and mutual change of perspective were the focus of the week-long stay in Baden-Württemberg. The aim was to get to know the justice systems of the countries involved better and to provide professional and practical exchanges between all participants. “The exchange with the German tandem partners was very interesting for me, but the exchange with my African colleagues was also very valuable for me,” said judge Issa Maige from Tanzania at the end of the exchange. “I learned a lot about the German judicial administration.”

Verena Alexander, judge at the Stuttgart Regional Court, who also took part in the exchange, describes her motivation as follows: “For me it is a good opportunity to broaden my horizons, come into contact with colleagues from another continent, get to know them and to find out how and under what conditions they work in their respective countries.”

The exchange of lawyers has been taking place since 2014.


SEZ promotes exchange of lawyers

For one week, from November 11th to 16th, lawyers from Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) and Benin will be guests in Baden-Württemberg. The exchange between African and Baden-Württemberg justice experts is taking place for the third time this year.

“The partnership with Africa includes more than just economic relationships, we learn a lot from our partners in the south,” says Philipp Keil, Managing Director of the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ). “With the exchange of lawyers, Baden-Württemberg is helping to promote sustainable development and to give all people access to justice and to build an effective legal system at all levels, as required by Goal 16 of the 2030 Agenda.” The SEZ is the project sponsor of the legal exchange, which is financed by the Baden-Württemberg State Ministry and the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Justice and Europe.

The stay serves the mutual exchange of expertise between the participants and the opportunity to get to know the justice systems of the countries involved better. The focus is therefore on practical exchange between the African guests and the Baden-Württemberg colleagues who look after them. Visits to the district courts in Stuttgart and Esslingen as well as to hearings in criminal and family matters provide an insight into the everyday life of German jurisprudence. The tasks and work of the Federal Court of Justice and the Federal Constitutional Court are the focus of the one-day stay in Karlsruhe. A meeting with State Minister Theresa Schopper and the Baden-Württemberg Minister of Justice Guido Wolf round off the visit program. At the end of the week-long stay, the lawyers from Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi will take part in the 46th annual conference of the Society for African Law e.V. in Stuttgart.

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