What does development policy have to do with football? Or with culture? And what do actress Katja Riemann, women's footballer Nia Künzer and SAP's Senior VP Jens Romaus have in common? You will find the answers to these questions on the following page. Development Minister Niebel launched the Council to support the BMZ in its efforts to develop viable ideas on how to meet the challenges that the 21st century poses to development policy. Council members come from civil society, business, the academic community, politics, culture and the media, and their job will be to provide "stimulus for new ideas".