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Annual partnerships

Bonn’s annual partner organization 2020 is the Right Livelihood College (RLC), which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

The Right Livelihood College (RLC) is a global education and research initiative of universities and the Right Livelihood Award Foundation, also known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize". The RLC promotes and implements transdisciplinary education and research on social justice, poverty and inequality reduction, and environmental sustainability together with laureates of the “Alternative Nobel Prize”.

About RLC Bonn

The RLC Campus at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn,  was inaugurated in 2011. Supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the University of Bonn, the RLC Campus Bonn serves as an international incubator for developing, promoting and multiplying science-based practical solutions for sustainable development. The RLC Campus Bonn is an integrated program at ZEF, an interdisciplinary research institute that ranks among the Top 10 Science Think Tanks worldwide.

Background information

Since the year 2000, the City of Bonn has invited Bonn-based international organizations to an annual partnership every year. Each year, a resident organization has the opportunity to present itself and its topics in a series of public events, which are supported by the city with extensive services.

The City of Bonn refers to the respective partnership in the footer of its e-mails. And large info screens at the main railway station and the free stampers also advertise the city’s partnership organization and enhance visibility in the cityscape.

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