20 August 2016
Fair Trade as a Contribution to Sustainability
This course is for anyone who would like to learn more about fair trade, including
- the role of developing countries in world trade, fairness in trade relations, and the consequences of the present
- world trade order for producers in developing countries;
- the principles of the fair trade movement, standards, and certification processes;
- empirical social research to analyze the impact of fair trade projects on sustainable development;
- a case-studies based examination of how fair trade can alleviate poverty for artisans and farmers in developing countries and to contribute to sustainable development;
- different approaches to raise consumers’ consciousness about social and ecological issues in international trade;
- market research methods to assess the potential of fair trade products in international consumer markets;
project management and marketing techniques applicable for fair trade businesses.
In addition: 2-day excursion to Berlin - visit to the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Discussion with representatives on current topics of Germany’s development cooperation.
Professor Dr. Hans Heinrich Bass / HSB-Hochschule Bremen
Students and interested persons, professionals in the field of Fair Trade and/or NGO projects or organizations.
English required in the level: B2-C2 / Intermediate and advanced level
How to promote Sustainable Development by offering better trading conditions?
How to raise consumers’ awareness for social and ecological issues in international trade?
or 4 US credit hours
EUR 950: The course fee includes: information packet with city guide; Seminars and lectures; Teaching material; Program related excursion; Ticket for public transport in Bremen (bus+tram)
The course fee excludes: Travel expenses; Accommodation in Bremen (available at extra costs); Health and liability insurance; Board and personal spendings; Participation in optional activities