News from SDSN Germany

Photo of the panel

from left to right: Özlem Demirel, Ska Keller, Katarina Barley, Anke Plättner, Daniel Caspary, Till Mansmann. Copyright: Esteve Franquesa

Photo: Christine Hackenesch

Christine Hackenesch

On 9 April 2019, Brot für die Welt, Misereor and SDSN Germany organised a panel discussion with the candidates for the forthcoming European elections Katarina Barley (SPD), Ska Keller (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), Daniel Caspary (CDU), Özlem Demirel (Die Linke) and Till Mansmann (FDP) which took place in the French Peace Church in Berlin. The panelists intensively discussed three topics: Peace, justice and preservation of creation. The debate was marked by a shared belief in the European project, but the candidates had different views on how to deal with these complex challenges. Christine Hackenesch, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), introduced to the third topic for SDSN Germany. She highlighted the role of Europe for sustainable development and a social-ecological transformation.