The Hanseatic city of Rostock is located right at the Baltic Sea. It is popular among tourists and residents alike and with enchanting Hanseatic flair, the city is one of northern Germany’s economic and transportation hubs. Not only is Rostock the economic driver of the region but also a rising touristic highlight with a steadily growing market. Rostock maintains close partnerships with all Baltic countries but also encourages cooperation all over Europe. Rostock belongs to the German federal state of Mecklenburg- Western Pomerania, which is mostly characterized by three national parks, several nature parks and hundreds of nature protection areas.
In 2013, in recognition of its strong commitment and engagement in socioeconomic sustainability and fair trade, Rostock was recognized with the award “Fairtrade-Capital of Germany”. By securing continuing educational projects, numerous events and consistent publicity it was possible to convince a number of key dissection makers in public office and local industry of the importance of working towards the Sustainable Development Goals. To this day, people’s (and traders’) will to implement the SDGs continuous to rise has effectively been transformed from vision to everyday purpose.
Rostock is ready to gain international recognition its fair and ethical trading. Different concepts and collaboration agreements in Fair Trade, climate protection and sustainable event modules show the cities willingness to put development policy change into effect all over the city. The media as well as tourists visiting on a regular basis have started to call Rostock “the green city by the sea”.