We recognise the diversity of our partners and politically and socially participating target groups and conduct a frank dialogue with them. The basis for our work is the consideration and appreciation of the different roles, specific expertise and functions of the pro bono, civil society, municipal and state actors.
We promote people’s development policy commitment by raising their awareness for a global context, by educational work and exchange programmes with partners from other countries.
We inform, advise, qualify and support interested citizens. We show them how to commit themselves in an appropriate way at home and abroad. But we are well aware of the indirect effect of our work on both individuals and partner organisations in other countries.
We promote civil society organisations and initiatives by offering, inter alia, educational programmes and consultancy regarding the application for financial funds and the corresponding transfer of funds.
In this context and considering the existing regulations and standards, we aim at the highest possible flexibility regarding the needs of the target groups and applicants. Together with the municipalities and the federal Länder, we develop and implement joint programmes and support the implementation of their own projects.
We take advantage of the potential of foundations and the economic sector and develop common projects.
We reinforce existing commitments and provide room for new ideas under the consideration of existing offers of other actors. Our consultancy and qualification services are needs-oriented.
We provide a platform for the development policy dialogue, a constructive exchange of information and promote networking where a lively exchange, based on respect and trust and long-term cooperation can take place whereas we are always open to the collaboration with new partners.
We work on a flexible basis in a dynamic environment and gratefully accept outside impulses. The systematic evaluation of knowledge and experience enables us to improve the quality of our services and to correspondingly advise the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development.