Welcome to finep

finep is a nonprofit project and consulting organization working in the area of sustainable development with a focus on the thematic fields of development policy, environmental policy and the promotion of local democracy. In collaboration with partner organisations in Europe and worldwide, finep develops and implements projects in the aforementioned fields.

In addition to its own project work, finep provides assistance and advice to local authorities and other nonprofit organisations in the areas of the acquisition of third-party funding, process consultation, facilitation, the provision of trainings as well as the elaboration of studies and educational concepts.

We strive for sustainability in our own actions.

Evaluation of two projects to reduce child labour in the textile supply chain

(22.09.2015) From June to September 2015 finep’s staff member Elke Rusteberg carried out two project evaluations in India. The projects in Gujarat und Tamil Nadu were supported by terre des hommes /Osnabrück and implemented by local partner organisations of terre des hommes.
Both projects focus on reducing the incidence of child labour in the textile supply chain covering different key aspects. The project „Clean Cotton – Without Child Labour and Exploitation“ in the state of Gujarat aims at reducing child labour in the cotton production regions and particularly at improving the situation of migrant workers’ families in the areas of health and education. The project „Reduction of worst Forms of Child Labour in Textile Supply Chains“ in Tamil Nadu focuses … more »

Planning Workshop for EU Project on Human Rights

(12.03.2015) On 05 and 06 March, a planning workshop for an EU project on Human Rights was organized in Copenhagen with the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) and facilitated by Ralph Griese and Stefanie Kolodziej (finep). In collaboration with staff from DIHR, relevant questions on project and budget design of the planned project were discussed, specific project activities with a corresponding logframe refined and the governance and partner structure assessed. Furthermore, administrative and financial questions on the application process and project management related to the specific conditions set by the European Commission were clarified with the support of finep.

finep is currently supporting the DIHR in the application process for a project that is financed by the European Commission (European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights). The project's objective is to strengthen the capacities of … more »

Opening at the Museo Mundial project: First museum installation on the Global Textile Industry

(9 May 2014) As part of the EU-funded project Museo Mundial finep works on 10 innovation tools for museums on global-political issues in cooperation with the Naturhistorische Gesellschaft Nürnberg (NHG). Since some days the first object can be seen at the Museum of Natural History in Nuremberg: The interactive wardrobe invites the visitors to get a more in-depth view of the topic of the global textile production and addresses different senses of the visitors. The wardrobe is installed at the West Africa Exhibition next to a Ghanaian weaving loom and a Kente cloth.


The textile installation "...and who sews your clothes?" can be visited from … more »