These have been busy days for Brussels. More than 8,000 people from all over the world participated in the the 2017 European Development Days on June 7 and 8, listened to great speeches, took parts in more than 120 sessions or strolled around the ‘Global Village’ – the large exhibition with more than 80 instituitions, organiations and projects displaying their work. As part of this Global Village, the CONNEX Support Unit was proud to introduce the possibilities of CONNEX Support to an highly interested audience in various innovative ways. More than 200 visitors from governments, private sectior, civil society, academia as well as development partner stopped at the stand to learn about CONNEX. The colorful and interactive CONNEX Contract Walk and CONNEX Quiz invited to test the newly aquired knowlegde and skills and encouraged vibrant discussions. Some lucky people even had the chance to chat with Mr. ‘CONNEX’ Nooke who is the German Chancellor’s Personal Representative for Africa in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development´and has been a big CONNEX Supporter from the very beginning. The reaction and feedback of visitors after two eventufl days were clear: CONNEX is highly relevant, innovative and unique in its approach! More of this is needed.