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International Solidarity: Yesterday’s ideal or emerging key norm?


On 1/2 September 2016, a small group of international experts met in Berlin to discuss different meanings and realities of international solidarity in today’s world. They particularly focused on solidarity in the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement, in current refugee policies as well as in South-South cooperation. Furthermore, they had a lively debate whether a right to international solidarity was desirable and feasible. ... :further info here

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06 October 2016

Bonn Symposium 2016

Leave no one behind. Agenda 2030: a social policy mandate for the local level


On 24/25 November 2016, the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:) will, together with the Service Agency Communities in One World host this year’s Bonn Symposium. Under the title “Leave no one behind.

Agenda 2030: a social policy mandate
for the local level” we would like to discuss opportunities of action and limits of local social policy based on practical examples. ... :further info here

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From Shared Vision to Common Action. Realizing the SDGs in the EU’s External Activities


More than a year after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an overarching EU strategy for implementing the 2030 Agenda is still missing. But, at least, the implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the EU’s external activities is advancing. On 07 November 2016, together with representatives from the EU as well as with experts from non-European countries and from civil society, we would like to assess the EU’s activities so far and the next steps to be taken. Registration is open now. ... :further info here

05 October 2016



A new edition of SEF/INEF News has just been published. At the centre of attention stands the 30th anniversary of sef:. ... :further info here


30 years sef: