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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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RAQUEL DISSCHINGER

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Fair Trade Fair 2022 is taking place

The next Fair Trade will take place from April 21st to 24th, 2022 at the Stuttgart Trade Fair.

Try fairly traded coffee from Burundi, learn about sustainable fashion by upcycling old jeans, listen to a reading by Tete Loeper and help shape the country's development policy guidelines - all of this is possible at the Fair Trade 2022 trade fair. Tickets and the attractive supporting program are now available online.

At Fair Handel, over 80 exhibitors will show trends and innovations relating to fair trade and conscious consumption from the areas of development cooperation and global partnerships, sustainable finance and tourism as well as future fashion and future fashion made in Africa. There are numerous activities at the stands that invite you to take part or try them out. In the special area of ​​Future Fashion you can give worn fashion a new shine in the upcycling workshop, get to know fashion designers in the Future Fashion Made In Africa Corner or have a cup of fairly traded partnership coffee at the Burundi Competence Center stand at the Burundi-Baden-Württemberg quiz enjoy. The Mindchangers offer opportunities for young people to participate in rethinking migration and climate change. An attractive cultural supporting program with readings, talks and more invites you to take part, watch and listen.

On April 23, 2022, those interested in development policy will meet with politicians and representatives of the Baden-Württemberg state government at the State Development Policy Conference x Mindchangers Summit. The event is about putting young people's issues on the development policy agenda, discussing them with politicians and networking with like-minded people. Mindchangers is a European Union project aimed at young people and encouraging rethinking of issues such as global justice, climate change and migration.

The international trade and consumer trade fair Fair Trade with a focus on fair trade and globally responsible action is a sales platform and at the same time an information and contact exchange for the industry, for the media, for decision-makers and consumers. The Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) organizes Fair Trade together with Messe Stuttgart as part of the spring trade fairs. The SEZ is the technical and intellectual sponsor of the event.

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April 21 to 24, 2022, Stuttgart Trade Fair
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Thursday: 14:00 p.m. - 22:00 p.m
Friday to Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m

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RAQUEL DISSCHINGER

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#FairtradeSchools – Schools for Global Justice

Fairtrade schools and committed students from Baden-Württemberg have a new hashtag.

In Baden-Württemberg, over 130 fair trade schools are committed to fair trade. Now there is a new hashtag that makes the young students' commitment even more visible. With the hashtags #FairtradeSchoolsBaWü and #FairtradeSchool Students from all over Baden-Württemberg and beyond highlight their ideas about fair trade on social media. This is how you can Instagram, TikTok and Facebook Find new inspiration and action tips every day that invite you to get involved for a fairer world and sustainability. In the Media Library Interested parties can download flyers, action guidelines and other materials from the nationwide Fairtrade Schools campaign.

Since April 2014, schools in Baden-Württemberg have been able to receive the title of Fairtrade School and thus show why fair trade is needed and how it can be implemented in everyday school life. The Fairtrade Schools campaign offers teachers the opportunity to concretely integrate sustainability into everyday school life and to illustrate how fairer consumption and trade alternatives can be implemented. Since 2021, Theresa Schopper, Minister for Culture, Youth and Sport, has taken over the patronage of the Fairtrade Schools in Baden-Württemberg to honor the commitment of young people to a fairer world.

For the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ), it is important that students from Baden-Württemberg deal with questions of global justice, global connections and the consequences of their own actions for people in other regions of the world. At SEZ, teachers from all types of schools receive suggestions and support in implementing topics such as fair trade, global environmental education or human rights in lessons, on project days and in everyday school life.

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RAQUEL DISSCHINGER

Project coordination Future Fashion, Fairtrade Schools & Fair Trade Fair

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COMMITTED IN BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG FUTURE FASHION SCHOOL AND GLOBAL LEARNING

Digital scavenger hunt for sustainable fashion

The Actionbound tool for digital scavenger hunts helps raise awareness of the complex challenges of the textile supply chain and shows options for action for a conscious, sustainable use of textiles.

As part of the digital Weltladenfachtage on June 9, 2021, the Future Fashion info shop gave tips and suggestions for Weltladen employees on how they can integrate the topic of sustainable fashion into their educational work and thereby increasingly reach a young target group.

Speaker Misuk Choi, Future Fashion Expert and herself an education consultant at the Weltladen Tübingen, presented a number of methods and tools with which the topic can be conveyed in a creative and innovative way. Especially this Tool Actionbound for digital scavenger hunts met with great enthusiasm among the participants. The positive experiences and Future Fashion promotions gave the participants an exciting impulse for their educational work in the world shops.

Future fashion is the movement for sustainable fashion and conscious consumer behavior in Baden-Württemberg. You can find more information about the digital scavenger hunts and city tours on the homepage Future fashion. There and on that Future Fashion Instagram channel There is also further information about future fashion and sustainable fashion. With the Future Fashion Newsletter stay up to date on current promotions, events and news.

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SCHOOL AND GLOBAL LEARNING

135th Fairtrade School awarded

The Albert Einstein High School in Böblingen received the distinction as a Fairtrade School on March 29, 2021. Raquel Dischinger from the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) presented the award digitally.

That's it Albert Einstein High School the 135th Fairtrade School in Baden-Württemberg and the first this year to receive this award. 36 schools are currently on the way to becoming Fairtrade Schools. The State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg and Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport support the nationwide campaign. The coordination for Baden-Württemberg lies with the SEZ. It is supported by other development policy actors from the country such as Umbrella Association for Development Policy Baden-Württemberg e.V. (DEAB), dem Reutlingen Development Education Information Center (EPiZ), dem Center for development-related educational work of the Evangelical Church of Württemberg, the Institute for Religious Education of the Archdiocese of Freiburg and the MISEREOR diocesan office in Rottenburg-Stuttgart. 

The Fairtrade Schools campaign was launched in 2012 as a unique nationwide educational platform on fair trade by TransFair e.V. Since April 2014, schools in Baden-Württemberg have also been able to receive the award.

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FUTURE FASHION SCHOOL AND GLOBAL LEARNING

Over 1.000 participants at the SDG youth summit in Heilbronn

At the first youth summit in Heilbronn everything revolved around the topic of sustainable consumption.

“I hope this event is the beginning of something big,” said Philipp Keil, Managing Director of the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) at the opening. He said it was already “just after 12” with regard to the topics that have most concerned the students in the past few months – climate change and sustainability. The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were present for everyone on both days of the event.

The focus of the youth summit on the Heilbronn educational campus was “Future Fashion”. The eight schools involved in the Future Fashion@School project supported by the SEZ had put together a wide range of workshops, panel discussions, lectures, dance, theater, a market of opportunities and much more. It was clear everywhere that the students of these schools were keen to make the topic known and take action against the grievances in the textile industry. They walked across the campus with large posters and loudspeakers to show visitors that it is time for change.

They appealed to those present to buy slow fashion, swap or repair clothes and showed that sustainability begins personally with each individual. So it became clear to everyone that the youth summit is not intended as an end, as Axel Schütz, teacher at the Friedrich-von-Alberti-Gymnasium Bad Friedrichshall and initiator of the event, emphasized, but should be an impetus for all schools to deepen this topic carry out further actions.

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Five years of the Fairtrade Schools campaign

The Robert-Bosch-Gymnasium Wendlingen is the 100th Fairtrade School in Baden-Württemberg. At the anniversary celebration of five years of the Fairtrade Schools campaign in the New Castle in Stuttgart, the school received the award from State Secretary Volker Schebesta from the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Culture.

“I am pleased that more and more schools in the country are becoming Fairtrade schools and are using the cross-disciplinary and cross-school campaign,” said State Secretary Volker Schebesta MdL and added: “In this way, they are making an important contribution to the guiding perspective of education for sustainable development (ESD). to fill with life.”

According to State Minister Theresa Schopper, the state government sees development cooperation as a joint task. “A globally just and better world can only succeed if everyone is prepared to do something for it. The Fair Trade Schools campaign makes us more aware of the connections between our consumer behavior here in Baden-Württemberg and living conditions elsewhere.”

 

Prizes for cinematic representations

As part of a ceremony in Stuttgart to mark the 5th anniversary of the Fair Trade Schools campaign in Baden-Württemberg, four schools received prizes for the filmic representation of their commitment to fair trade. “It is always impressive to see how much creativity and commitment students show for sustainable consumption and fair trade in order to raise awareness of justice and responsibility in the school environment, but also in their own lifestyle,” says State Secretary Shebesta.

With the Fairtrade Schools campaign, schools have the opportunity to concretely implement the United Nations' global sustainability goals (Sustainable Development Goals) in everyday school life and to integrate fair trade into the school's everyday life. The campaign calls for fair trade to be discussed in class and provides information about fair trade products for use in school activities such as project weeks or school festivals. “Many of our purchasing decisions also influence people in the Global South. They often have to work under inhumane conditions, and child labor is also commonplace,” says Schopper. “That’s why we know: Changes have to start small in order to achieve big things.”

 

Support from ministries

The State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport are supporting the nationwide campaign under the patronage of Minister of Education Dr. Susanne Eisenmann. The coordination lies with the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ). It is supported by other development policy actors from the state such as the Baden-Württemberg Development Policy Association (DEAB), the Reutlingen Development Education Information Center (EPiZ), the Center for Development-Related Educational Work of the Evangelical Church of Württemberg, the Institute for Religious Education of the Archdiocese of Freiburg and the MISEREOR- Diocesan office Rottenburg-Stuttgart supported.

The Fairtrade Schools campaign was launched in 2012 as a unique nationwide educational platform on fair trade by TransFair e.V. Since its introduction in 2014, 100 schools in Baden-Württemberg have been recognized as Fairtrade Schools.

The awards at a glance

  • Robert Bosch High School in Wendlingen: 100th Baden-Württemberg Fairtrade School
  • Friedrich von Alberti Gymnasium Bad Friedrichshall: 1st prize film competition “Fair Filmt”
  • Kopernikus-Gymnasium Wasseralfingen: 2nd prize film competition “Fair Filmt”
  • Julius Springer School Heidelberg: 3rd prize film competition “Fair Filmt”
  • Johann-Sebastian-Bach Gymnasium Mannheim: Audience voting film competition “Fair Filmt”

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https://sez.de/fairtrade-schools

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FUTURE FASHION SCHOOL AND GLOBAL LEARNING

Future Fashion at school receives award

Future Fashion at school has now received the “Project Sustainability” award from RENN (Regional Networks for Sustainability Strategies).

Future Fashion at school is an initiative of Future Fashion, the movement for sustainable textiles and conscious consumer behavior in Baden-Württemberg. The movement was initiated by the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ).

Future Fashion at school is a one-year pilot project in which eight schools from the city and district of Heilbronn are taking part. The aim is to anchor the 17 sustainability goals more firmly in the school and in the minds of the students and to promote education for sustainable development. Teachers and students are supported by the SEZ in implementing their ideas and networked with like-minded people.

The “Project Sustainability” competition is carried out by the four RENN in cooperation with the Council for Sustainable Development (RN)E. S

For more information:

https://www.projektnachhaltigk…

https://www.ff-at-school.de/

https://sez.de/themen/fair-han…

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SCHOOL AND GLOBAL LEARNING

97th Fairtrade School awarded

The high school at the Weissacher Tal education center was recognized as a Fairtrade School at the Fair trade fair on Friday. Suzan Bacher from the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Culture presented the award.

Philipp Keil, the managing director of the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ), referred to the memorable date in his laudatory speech. “Almost exactly five years ago, on April 11, 2014, the starting signal for the Fairtrade Schools campaign in Baden-Württemberg was given by the then Minister of Education Stoch at this very point and since then almost 100 schools in the state have been honored. We are particularly pleased that the current Minister of Education, Dr. Susanne Eisenmann supported the campaign as patron.”

The high school at the Weissacher education center is the 97th Fairtrade School in Baden-Württemberg.

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SCHOOL AND GLOBAL LEARNING SEZ

In conversation: SEZ board member Philipp Keil at WG West

“Phillip Keil's explanations have made what we have learned so far appear in a completely different light,” summarizes Felix Heck, a student in grade 2 at WG West, at the end of the two school hours.

“This has significantly encouraged us to look beyond school education.”

Sustainable action in a globalized world, cooperation between non-governmental organizations in the development sector and the creation of an economic community that benefits everyone: these topics were the focus of the timetable for grades 2 of the Wirtschaftsgymnasium West (WG West) at Feuersee over the past six months of the school year. The conclusion of this curriculum unit was an expert discussion with Philipp Keil, Managing Director of the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ).

A team of students consisting of Felix Heck and Philipp Krüger was invited to the expert interview. The two high school graduates had previously obtained in-depth information about non-governmental organizations in development cooperation as part of a presentation in the Global Studies minor, which uses a bilingual structure to address global problems in politics, economics and geography. Equipped with a fair amount of expert knowledge, they invited Philipp Keil to a one-and-a-half-hour conversation in the rooms of the Business High School West on Rotebühlstrasse as the final exam component.

In his role as executive director of the SEZ, Keil focused in particular on the work of his own organization, but also repeatedly ventured a broader look into related subject areas. So it wasn't just the SEZ and its foundation's mission that were the focus of interest: the activities of the SEZ's many cooperation partners, today's problems with effective cooperation and the creation of responsible consumer behavior in general also made it onto the packed agenda of the first two lessons.

The practitioner's visit to WG West ended after 90 minutes with a lively discussion and question session.

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