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Competence Center Fair Trade

The Competence Center Fair Trade was founded at the University of Cologne in July 2020.  It is attached to the Global South Studies Center and aims to promote research on Fair Trade in German-speaking countries. It supports interdisciplinary research and teaching, provides a forum and an institutional framework for professional exchange and networking. As part of the GSSC, the Competence Center also promotes cooperation with researchers from the Global South. Beyond that the Competence Center sees itself as a contact point for non-academic institutions and organizations. With various formats and publications, it contributes to the transfer of knowledge and addresses both the professional and non-academic public. The Competence Center is co-funded by Fairtrade Germany e.V.

If you are interested in exchange or would like to be informed about the activities of the Competence Center, we would be pleased to receive your message to Dr. Katharina Gröne: katharina.groene[at]