News

December 2015

  • The Danish procurement strategy paper for local authorities is finished
  • The leaflet on fair public procurement with the title „Weil es uns nicht egal ist…sozial faire Beschaffung für Gemeinden” presents good practice examples from Austria Link

November 2015

  • The fair Shopping Guide Berlin shows, where to buy Fair Trade products and where you can eat fair in Berlin. Link
  • The Fairtrade Shopping Guide for Bornholm is now available online! Link

October 2015

September 2015

  • The report of the international conference Labs to Public, which took place in the course of the Asian-Pacific week 2015, is now available

July 2015

  • An alumni workshop to the theme of TTiP at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences, Berlin brought together 25 former graduates (14.07.2015)

June 2015

  • In the first half of 2015, the game simulation Unternehmerische Verantwortung was successfully conducted over 20 times in different economics schools in Austria
  • Contribution to fair standards in global supply chains – leading enterprises of German textile production become a member of the textile alliance, website

May 2015

  • The flyer Stationen des Wandels am Alsergrund shows impressively, where to shop and eat in a fair way in the Vienniese district
  • The sustainable shopping guide Wegweiser – Nachhaltig in Linz is finished and is a success!
  • In the framework of the Asian-Pacific week, the international conference Labs to Public in cooperation with the TU Berlin and SAP SE, took place. Start-ups, local authorities, companies and universities discussed various topics together in Berlin (27.+28.05.2015), website
  • TriNet Global Stand auf den APW 2015 © Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Forschung Berlin
  • Labs to Public auf den APW 2015 © Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Forschung Berlin

March 2015

  • A local steering group was established – the Berlin district Tempelhof-Schöneberg is well on its way to the title “Fairtrade-Town”, Link
  • On 17.03.2015, in Chrudim, Czech Republic, a Fair Trade training course for SMEs and local entrepreneurs took place

February 2015

  • From May 18 to 29 the Asia-Pacific Weeks Berlin 2015 – “Smart Cities” will take place for the tenth time. General information can be found here and here. More detailed information about the program will be available in March.
  • In Austria, the E-Learning course for social, fair and sustainable procurement is in its second round. 50 interested people from the economic sector and the fair procurement took part (23.02- 10.04.2015)

December 2014

  • 16 Czech SME-stakeholders successfully discuss the topic of “social entrepreneurship” in the framework of a TriNet-workshop taking place in Prague.
  • The manual from the Austrian partner Südwind for the game simulation “Unternehmerische Verantwortung (CSR)” for business teachers is finished!

November 2014

  • The workshop on “fair procurement” brings together representatives of different communal kitchens in Danish city of Bornholm.
  • At this year's fair Bazaar Berlin (formerly Importshop Fair) for the first time the Fair Trade Market takes place with a clearly labeled Fair trade fair area. Only Fair Trade products will be shown.
    On this occasion we invite you to our panel discussion. Producers from Ghana meet representatives of Berliner trades and discuss the question:

Time: Thursday, 11.13.2014 17.00 – 20.00 clock Location: VIP room of Messe GmbH, entry: Messedamm Hall 14.1

October 2014

  • Since 8 October, the German district of Berlin-Mitte can proudly call itself a “Fairtrade Town”.
  • 4th transnational meeting Linz
    Contents: current status of project actions, evaluation, workshop/test of the simulation game on CSR issues for high school and university education, planning event “Fair Trade Market” at Bazaar Berlin fair, preparation 2nd interim report, financial aspects, fine-tune the activity planning and timetable
  • More than 200 guests participate at the festive ceremony awarding the city of Linz as “Fairtrade Town”.
  • An additional Czech city officially gets awarded as “Fairtrade Town”, this time the city of Chrudim.

August 2014

  • Video documentation of the awareness raising event “Political Summit – Global Tent” Bornholm 2014 ( in Danish)
  • Recommendations TriNet-Global – Thoughts on the Enhancement of Cooperations between Cities
    English Deutsch

July 2014

  • International Conference: “Community based urban violence prevention strategies & experiences” 5-7th June, 2014 Program Documentation

June 2014

  • The Czech town Třebíč officially gets awarded as “Fairtrade Town”.

May 2014

  • Robust. Durable. Valuable – Handcrafted products live longer
    Symposium at ZDH Program

April 2014

  • FAIR TRADE MARKET at BAZAAR BERLIN 12–16. November 2014 Flyer (in German)
  • 3rd transnational Meeting in Berlin with the following topics: Currrent actions in the partner countries; Follow-up study visit to Ghana ; project evaluation and dissemination and sustainability, 29th–30th of April 2014
  • “Workshop China: Cooperation and information on Chinese transformation processes” atthe Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research. 16th of April, 2014

March 2014

  • Press Release Fairtrade Austria: E-learning course of Südwind for socially fair public procurement (in German,) 27th of March 2014
  • Sign up for a free e-learning course about sustainable, socially fair procurement from 07th of April to 23rd of May 2014
  • The Czech city of Mladá Boleslav is now able to officially call itself a “Fairtrade Town”.

February 2014

  • Documentation expert event on Communal Development Cooperation in Berlin Approaches, experiences and exemplary projects in the Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research, 5th of February 2014
  • “Fair wins! How producers and traders can benefit from trade with fair products” at the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research
  • Fair wins! Fairtrade Products © BGZ
  • Fair wins! Volkmar Lübke © HWK Berlin
  • Fair wins! Stefanie Holtz © HWK Berlin
  • Fair wins! Eckhard Bock © HWK Berlin
  • Fair wins! Gudrun Laufer © HWK Berlin
  • “Fair wins! -Judith Siller © BGZ

January 2014

  • Invitation Expert event on Communal Development Cooperation in Berlin Approaches, experiences and exemplary projects in the Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research
    Date: Wednesday, 5th February 2014 | 4-7 p.m.
  • The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) advocates fair working conditions in the production of clothing and sports equipment. The INKOTA (information, coordination, conferences) network is part of the Clean Clothes Campaign – an alliance of campaigns in 15 European countries with a network of over 250 partner organisations worldwide.
  • In the course of a study trip to Ghana, TriNet project partners have the unique opportunity to get familiar with the local fairtrade sector and to exchange best practices examples, Time Schedule

December 2013

  • Invitation to the event “Fair wins! How producers and traders can benefit from trade with fair products” – a joint event of the Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research and the Berlin Chamber of Skilled Crafts
    Date: Tuesday 18th February, 2014 I 6-8 p.m.
  • Fair Day at the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research on 12th December 2013
  • The Bitterness of Chocolate: Afia Owusu from Ghana on the connection between the globalised trade of cocoa and rising poverty of small farmers – article in “Spiegel Online”, 03.12.2013 (in German)

November 2013

  • Pankow is on the way to becoming a Fairtrade Borough: The steering committee has started its work, together with mayor Köhne. The two project partners Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research and TransFair are also members of the steering committee. Press release of the borough of Berlin-Pankow from 19.11.2013 (in German)
  • Study trip to Ghana with participants from Berlin, Linz and Bornholm in preparation
  • In the Czech town Hodonín fair trade was supported since 2010, so that on November 6, 2013, it became the fifth Fair Trade town in the Czech Republic. You can find an overview of Fair Trade Certifications in Czech Republic on www.fairtradovamesta.cz/english

October 2013

  • Second transnational project meeting in Bornholm from 9th to 11th October, with the following topics: Currrent actions in the partner countries; study visit to Ghana; project evaluation and dissemination and sustainability
  • Coffee is just the start…
    On 7th October, the first network meeting of FAIRTRADE communities in Upper Austria took place, organised by Südwind Agentur in cooperation with Welthaus Linz and Climate Alliance Upper Austria, and dealing with the question “How do FAIRTRADE communities continue their work?”

September 2013

  • Roundtable Sustainopreneurship
    In the context of the trade fair ‚WearFair & mehr’ in Linz a roundtable took place on September 27, dealing with the question of how corporations can contribute to a more sustainable creation of the future.
  • Fair Week 2013 in Germany “Fair Trade. Fair chances for everyone”
    Fair Week 2013 took place from 13th to 27th September all over Germany with several events taking place in Berlin

July 2013

  • Hammershus Fairtrade Concert 2013
    A concert in Bornholm that supports the fair trade with Africa
  • Documentation of the Development Policy Conference as part of the Asia-Pacific-Weeks 2013 (in English, 10,5 MB)
  • State secretary Guido Beermann opens the Development Policy Conference ©Partner for Berlin Holding_goenz.com
  • from left to right A.le Dieu (ACCA),F. Steinberg (ADB),R.Bunschoten (TU Berlin),Prof. F.Schwartze (BTU Cottbus),Dr. V.Hung Hoang (Hanoi University),Wenjun Li(Wande) ©Development and Peace Foundation
  • Anh le Dieu is an expert for urban development. Since 2010, she coordinates the Asian Coalition for Community Action (ACCA) in Vietnam  ©Development and Peace Foundation
  • from left to right Dr. Susanne Neubert (SLE), Dr. Liqa Raschid-Sally (IWMI), Thomas König (NWZ)  ©Development and Peace Foundation
  • from left to right Thomas Siegemund (Bombardier Transportation), Darlene Antonio-Custodio (General Santos City), Dr. Dino Teddyputra (GIZ)  ©Development and Peace Foundation

June 2013

  • Over 150 visitors came to the Development Policy Conference as part of the Asia-Pacific Weeks 2013
  • On 8th June, Alsergrund was awarded the title Fair Trade Borough as the fourth borough in Vienna

May 2013

  • Announcement: Programme of the Development Policy Conference as part of the Asia-Pacific Weeks 2013 in Berlin
    Registration: For 10.06.2013: info.ConnectiveCities@giz.de; for 11./12.06.2013: sef@sef-bonn.org
  • FAIRPLANET Festival
    Human rights, environmental protection and animal rights – a sustainable, fair and vegan festival in the city centre of Linz

April 2013

  • fairERleben Genussmarkt at the Vienna Town Hall
    Exhibition and workshops on products such as bananas and cotton
  • The first parishes and churches have been certified as Fair Trade Churches in the Czech Republic

March 2013

  • Workshop Green Cities – Global Commitment at the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research, State Office for Development Cooperation
  • First transnational project meeting (Kick-Off) in Berlin, 11th-13th March 2013, with the following topics: Areas of work / roles and responsibilities of the project partners, activity planning and timetable, project management, communication planning and quality assurance
  • 20 years FAIRTRADE in Austria – how does the cachet work and what is the benefit for
    enterprises and communities in Upper Austria? An informative event and discussion dealing with this topic took place in Linz on 4th March

January 2013