Youth Forum for Global Justice

Together for global justice: All participants at the Youth Forum 2022 (Image: Fairtrade/Jeanette Petri).

Young people for a fairer world: At the Youth Forum 2022 in Europa-Park, students, young people and teachers shared their ideas for engagement on climate change and migration.

This year, the EU campaign Mindchangers, Fairtrade Germany and the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) invited a total of 160 participants to the Youth Forum 2022 in Europa-Park in Rust. Of the over 140 Fairtrade Schools in Baden-Württemberg, 14 schools came with their students and teachers to celebrate their commitment to fair trade, climate change and global justice.

13 experts from this year's Mindchangers projects as well as an expert on the topic of future fashion designed 6 different workshops on the areas of climate change, migration and global justice for the students and implemented them on site. At the same time, a teacher exchange took place in which, among others, the SEZ BW-Burundi team presented the numerous opportunities for school partnerships and engagement together with the Baden-Württemberg partner country Burundi.

Sandra Boser, State Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, Lukas Scheub, consultant to the management of Europa-Park, Nicole Kimmel, consultant in the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg, and Philipp Keil, Managing Director of the SEZ, underlined the importance of young people during the welcome talk Commitment to politics and society. Hosnijah Mehr, poetry slam artist in the association i,Slam e.V., supported the students with her artistic input as well as in the final discussion with Mona Anderes (Fridays For Future activist) and Navika Deol (moderator of the Youth Forum 2022 and politically active person). locally inspired and empowered. At the end of the Youth Forum 2022 and as a thank you to the students and also the teachers of the Fairtrade Schools, Europa-Park invited all participants to the amusement park to end the day.

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Mindchangers – apply for funding now!

Climate justice, migration and young engagement - these are the topics of Mindchangers. Applications for funding can now be submitted!

Still until September 15, 2022 Non-profit organizations, cities and municipalities can submit applications for Mindchangers funding for the 2023 project year. Project ideas can be funded with up to 40.000 euros. Anyone interested should definitely attend one of the technical seminars 28. or July 29, 2022 Register, where everything about the Mindchangers application and project implementation is explained.

The Europe-wide Mindchangers campaign is about empowering young people to engage on the topics of climate justice, migration and the 2030 Agenda. The aim of Mindchangers is to shed light on these topics from new perspectives. The focus is always on the engagement of young people, the visualization of new perspectives and the expansion of skills relating to diversity. In this way, the population of Baden-Württemberg can support issues of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development be sensitized. Mindchangers This also enables a critical examination of old concepts such as development, creates space for the discussion of current global inequalities and offers a platform for the renegotiation of sustainable and fair global partnerships.

The Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation and the Baden-Württemberg State Ministry work closely with the partner regions Piedmont, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, La Rioja, Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles and Dolj County for Mindchangers. Mindchangers is funded by the EU program for development education and public relations (DEAR – Development Education and Awareness Raising).


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Journée de la Cooperation in Bujumbura

Irambona Misago Tema (German course), Dieudoné Bikorimana (Génération Nouvelle pour le Développement Economique et Sociale), Soline Rubuka (Collectif des Associations et ONG Féminines du Burundi), Aline Dusabe (SEZ), Sabrina Ndayizeye (Solidarity for the promotion of Droits Humains) , Mick Nahimana (Visage Artistique du Burundi), Médiatrice Ngabirano (Solidarité pour la promotion des Droits Humains), Papy Ndikumana (Burundi Film Centre) and Oscar Niyomwungere (Assistant German Course) (Photo: Nadège Nihorimbere | Fondation Stamm).

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Under the motto “EU-Burundi, a sustainable and diverse partnership”, the European Union Cooperation Day with Burundi took place on June 10, 2022 at the Jardin Public in Bujumbura. The topics of the day focused on health, agriculture and entrepreneurship.

Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the European Union presented projects carried out in Burundi between 2015 and 2021 at more than forty stands. German development cooperation was represented by GIZ, KfW/Cordaid, Sparkasse Foundation, Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ), Burundikids e.V./Fondation Stamm, Welthungerhilfe and Oxfam.

In his speech, Claude Bochu, Ambassador of the European Union to Burundi, classified Europe as Burundi's largest donor. “Between 2015 and 2021, Europe contributed 33% of the support of all development partners, i.e. more than 900 million euros in donations,” said the European diplomat. The European partners are already moving forward: 2021 million euros are earmarked to support Burundi for the period 2024-194. The areas financed overlap with several objectives of the national development plan 2018-2027: 53% of the total amount goes to human development and services, more than 28% to inclusive, sustainable and job-creating growth, almost 13% to good governance, 4% to the support of civil society and approximately 2% in support measures.

After this speech, Ambassador Claude Bochu and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation Albert Shingiro, followed by the diplomats present, began a side-by-side tour of the exhibition stands to get an idea of ​​the various projects carried out by Europeans NGOs in Burundi are funded.

The visit to the SEZ stand by the Ambassador of the European Union and the Minister of Foreign Relations and Cooperation Albert Shingiro, who was accompanied by the German Ambassador to Burundi, made it possible to present some of the products on display from our partners and to discuss the financing aspects of the projects To explain to SEZ partners:

Among the products at the SEZ stand were soaps of the name “Bifula nguo” of the SPDH (Solidarity for the promotion of Droits Humains), Liquid soaps from AEAF (Association d’Entraide pour le development de la fille), Flour for porridge from AYEI and coffee from the Cooperative COCOCA displayed.

At this stand there was also a large screen on which projects from the SEZ partners that were carried out as part of the financing line were shown works! Burundi have been realized since 2018.

Journée de la coopération à Bujumbura

The Journée de la coopération entre l'Union Européenne and its budgets membres avec le Burundi a eu lieu ce vendredi 10 juin 2022 au public garden de Bujumbura et a été célébrée sous the theme « UE-Burundi, a partenariat durable et diversifié ». Les thématiques communes de la journée étaient centrées sur la santé, l'agriculture, et l'entreprenariat.

The Allemagne, the Belgique, the France, the Suisse, the Pays-Bas and the Union Européenne are part of the community plus the quarantee stands content of the realizations effectuées in Burundi between 2015 and 2021. The coopération allerande is represented by the GIZ, KfW /Cordaid, Sparkassenstiftung, SEZ, Burundikids e.V./Fondation Stamm, Welthungerhilfe et Oxfam.

Dans son allocution, Claude Bochu ambassador de l’Union Européenne au Burundi, classe l’équipe Europe comme le premier bailleur de fonds du Burundi. « Between 2015 and 2021, the European team contributed 33% of the development partner's appraisal, plus 900 million euros in donations », indicating the European diplomat. Les partenaires européens sont déjà à l’œuvre. An envelope of 194 million d’Euros is prepared for the Burundi period for the period 2021-2024. Les domaines concernés cadrent with plusieurs axes du Plan National de Développement 2018-2027. The development of human resources and services with more than 53% of the global population, the croissance inclusive, durable and creation of the workforce with more than 28%, the good government with about 13%, the application to the company' Civile with 4% ainsi que des mesures de support couvertes par plus or moins 2%.

After the discussion of circonstance, côte à côte, the ambassador délégué Claude Bochu and the ministre des affaires étrangères et de la coopération au développement Albert Shingiro suivis par les diplomates presents ont entamé une visite guidée des stands d'exposition pour se rendre compte des Realizations of different financial projects for European countries in Burundi.

The visit of the SEZ by the ambassador of the European Union and the minister of external relations and cooperation Albert Shingiro accompagné by the ambassador of the Allemagne in Burundi, a permis de presenter certains products exposed by our partners et éclaircir les volets de financements des projets des partenaires de la SEZ.

The products found on the stand of the SEZ étaient des Savons solid communément appeal ''Bifula nguo''de la SPDH, des savons liquides de l'AEAF (Association d’Entraide pour le development de la fille), de la farine pour la bouillie de AYEI and Café de la coopérative COCOCA. Sur ce stand, il y avait également un écran géant où on pouvait visionner les projets réalisés par les partenaires de la SEZ dans le cadre de la ligne de financement works! Burundi since 2018.

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