TriNet Global 
Global Engagement of stake-
holders in the business sector, 
science and administration

TriNet Global

Global engagement of stakeholders in the business sector, science and administration

Economic activity always has a global dimension, with decisions made in the Global North influencing living and working conditions in the Global South. Sustainability also always includes global aspects, such as climate justice, responsibility for the compliance of core working standards at suppliers or subcontractors in the Global South, transparency of trade chains etc. It is this political environment that the project TriNet begins with.

The aim of the project is to support the involvement of business sector stakeholders in development policy and sustainability issues. Cooperation between the business sector, science and administration should be strengthened through this and initiatives in the area of development cooperation or fair trade should be mobilised. Both civil society and administration stakeholders work together for this.

TriNet Global includes the following components:

  • Networking, awareness-raising and training in the area of development cooperation for stakeholders from the business sector, science and administration.
  • Strengthening fair trade and fair procurement (Fair Trade Town initiatives, strategies for communities for procurement, e.g. campaigns)
  • Integration of development and sustainability issues into higher education (curriculum development, seminar concepts and material)

Focuses of the project work in Berlin are provision of advice and workshops for business sector stakeholders, promoting the participation of companies (particularly small and medium companies) in international and development cooperations, supporting further Berlin districts in becoming certified as a Fair Trade Town, as well as the development and piloting implementation of learning modules with a global dimension in higher education. Knowledge gained from these campaigns should lead to recommendations for further cooperation between administration and economy in the area of development cooperation.

The project is coordinated by the BGZ, which is responsible for the project management, the transnational networking and the evaluation.

This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Forschung and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.

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Implemented in:

Berlin, Denmark, Czech Republic and Austria


2013 – 2015

Berlin partners:

Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research (lead), EPIZ e.V., Transfair e.V., Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences

Transnational partners:

Municipal Authority Linz and Südwind (AT), Municipal Authority Prague 3 and Ecumenical Academy Prague (CZ), Municipal Authority Bornholm and Foreningen Hammerhus Fairtrade Concert (DK)

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Charlotte Boetticher
Tel. +49 (30) 809941-17


European Commission / EuropeAid