The Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ)

The SEZ has been promoting globally responsible behavior since 1991. Its mission is to make people aware that our local actions in Baden-Württemberg have effects all over the world. The SEZ also wants to show how everyone can do something for a fairer world. The foundation team promotes and networks private, municipal and regional initiatives to improve and deepen partnerships and cooperation with the countries of the so-called global south.

With its platforms, the SEZ offers a space for human encounters, exchange, education and information. It connects private, municipal and regional initiatives with a focus on young people as well as migrant and diasporic actors. When promoting partnerships they take AMAHORO! Regional partnership between Baden-Württemberg and Burundi as well as the funding line works! for partnership projects in Baden-Württemberg, abroad and in Burundi.


Fifteen people currently work at the SEZ. Please feel free to write or contact us.


Together. Sustainable. Act. This is what the SEZ has stood for for 30 years. Here you can find out more about our history, our values ​​and our vision.

Board of Trustees

The work of the SEZ is supervised by a board of trustees. This is our board of trustees.

Board of Trustees

31 institutions and organizations are represented on the SEZ Board of Trustees. Here you can find the members of our board of trustees

SEZ support group

With a monthly donation of €10 or more, you become part of our support group and support our work. As a supporting member, you will receive exclusive invitations from the SEZ.

Calendar of Events




About Us


Jobs & Careers

Foundation mission


Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

support group


Global Commune

Africa Forum #Changing the Narrative

Partnership Center

World:Citizens asked!

project funding





BW-Burundi partnership

Act fairly

Future fashion

School and global learning

To connect

Funded projects

World shop directory Baden-Württemberg

Network map for Baden-Württemberg

Media Library

Photo and video gallery

Exhibition rental

SEZ publications