Germany, Bremen

Fair Trade as a Contribution to Sustainability

when 1 August 2016 - 20 August 2016
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 ECTS
fee EUR 950

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.

Course leader

Professor Dr. Hans Heinrich Bass / HSB-Hochschule Bremen

Target group

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

Course aim

How to promote Sustainable Development by offering better trading conditions?
How to raise consumers’ awareness for social and ecological issues in international trade?

Credits info

10 ECTS
or 4 US credit hours

Fee info

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