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Presentations Development Policy: Brandenburg

Brandenburg's constitution clearly states the state's mission with regard to international cooperation, peace policy and human rights: The aim is to shape the state "as a living member of the Federal Republic of Germany in a unifying Europe and in One World."

Brandenburg sees development policy as a cross-cutting task that encompasses a wide variety of policy areas and actors. The framework for the state's commitment - both internally and externally - is the United Nations' Agenda 2030 with its guiding principle of sustainable development. Furthermore, the resolution of the Conference of the Heads of Government of the Länder (MPK) of 21 June 2021 on development policy defines political priorities.

Concrete points of reference and priorities of Brandenburg for the "One World" are also set out in the development policy guidelines of the state government. The implementation of these guidelines in concrete action is accompanied by a Round Table Development Policy Brandenburg.  At the invitation of the state development network VENROB e.V. and the responsible ministry, civil society and the state government exchange views here every year. The Round Table is made up of representatives of civil society, associations, religious communities, administration and politics.

In Brandenburg, the focus of development policy is on domestic work, especially in the field of education. The aim is to sensitise Brandenburg citizens to issues of sustainable development, to inform them about global interrelationships and to show them how they can become active themselves. To this end, the state government works together with committed groups, initiatives and non-governmental organisations in the state. Brandenburg cooperates successfully with the federal level and other federal states in promoting the global engagement of local authorities and the " Eine-Welt-Promotor/-innenprogramm" directed at civil society.

Brandenburg's foreign-related activities include the development policy youth volunteer programme "Youth for Development Cooperation". This gives young people from Brandenburg the opportunity to gain their own experience in the Global South through learning and working encounters.