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Video competition
The SDC and SECO ran a competition for young people (16-25) on the topic of the conference. See website for full details. Video competition

Dear students,

The SDC website is a good place to begin your preparations for lectures, papers and dissertations. For example, you will find here the following information:

On our website you can find a lot of useful tips and adresses, where you can turn to for support with your specific research request.


The large public university and college libraries offer a broad range of material on the subject of international cooperation. Information on these libraries and access to the respective online catalogues can be obtained under Swiss Libraries.

Other institutions

For any questions regarding international cooperation, the following institutions will kindly help you:

Alliance Sud

is the common development lobby organisation of the six major Swiss social aids (Swissaid, Swiss Catholic Lenten - Fastenopfer, Bread for all - Brot für alle, Helvetas, Caritas und HEKS). They will kindly help you
with questions about:

  • Development cooperation in general
  • Countries and regions
  • Informationen on individual topics as tourism and development or child labour

For any further questions please turn to the documentation centres of Alliance Sud. Here you will find the entire service catalogue of Alliance Sud.

The multimedia portal of Alliance Sud contains videos and audio streams. It animates you to watch development topics via multimedia mainly videos. It is divided into ten different thematic fields: energy, agriculture, policy and commodities and economy. Furthermore, the portal gives you tips for other web sources like podcasts, infographics, pictures and blogs. It's available in German and French.


Alliance Sud - Documentation Centre
Monbijoustrasse 31, Postfach 6735
3011 Berne
Phone: +41 (0)31 390 93 37
e-mail: dokumentation@alliancesud.ch

Alliance Sud - Documentation
Av. de Cour 1
1007 Lausanne
Phone: +41 (0)21 612 00 86
e-mail: doc@alliancesud.ch

Alliance Sud
Via Moncucco 1, cp 516, 6900 Lugano
Tél.: +41 91 967 38 40

Further interesting notes:

NEDS - The Network of Swiss Development Documentation Centres is an association of the 20 most important information and documentation offices in Switzerland in the area of international cooperation. Provided the offices are public, they can be approached for information, and inn some cases even for field-specific research.

SDC Knowledge and Learning Processes' section Information Management: Our library is open to students for research purposes, provided they can prove that they have exhausted the possibilities of public libraries and documentation centers, and that the information or documents required are (only) available at the SDC. To make an appointment please send a written request which includes the reason for your visit to: infodoc@deza.admin.ch .

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