On 11th of January 2011, TRIALOG information officer Ulrike Bey was invited by the University of Hildesheim, Germany, to speak about EU development policy, the role of civil society organisations (CSOs) in development cooperation and TRIALOG’s work. In the seminar on development cooperation the students of political science discussed the role of CSOs in comparison to state actors in development cooperation. Many of the students will later become teachers and will face the “world in their classrooms”, e.g. increasingly children with a migration backgrounds bring in their own experiences into global education in schools. Moreover, development cooperation and global education issues are only in the process of becoming well-anchored into school curricula in Germany. It is necessary to provide more development education in teachers’ training.
Information provided by Ulrike Bey, TRIALOG