European Development Days 2013
26-27 November 2013, Auditorium C, Tour &Taxis, Brussels

European Development Days 2013

Building a New Vision on Development Post-2015

This year's European Development Days (EDD13) will focus on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the need for a strong common European position to addressing global poverty and sustainable development after 2015. The topic is very timely as 2015 (the MDGs target date) is fast approaching, and also in the light of last week's UN Special Event in New York on the MDGs. Remarkable progress has been achieved in the fight against poverty thanks to the MDGs, but a lot remains to be done.  Entitled ‘A decent life for all by 2030 – Building a consensus for a new development agenda’ EDD13 will provide a unique opportunity to win the hearts and minds of all stakeholders, fostering engagement and facilitating the implementation of the agenda for greater aid effectiveness. The forum is also a key date for the diary to communicate widely on the concrete results of European development cooperation efforts. With Europe already a leader in the volume of its development assistance, the forum aims to consolidate a unified approach to pressing issues and inspire thinking on international cooperation in an open and inclusive manner.

Organised by the European Commission, the EDD are widely regarded as one of the key events in the international development calendar. Over 1 800 speakers have come to European Development Days since its inception. From Heads of State to community service officers, Nobel laureates to project managers, everyone has a voice at European Development Days. Indeed, the forum represents an unparalleled opportunity to brainstorm and share ideas, to benchmark best practices and latest innovations, or to inform about ongoing programmes that improve the impact and effectiveness of international aid. Regardless of gender, disability, creed, colour or political affiliation, European Development Days allows elected officials, civil society representatives and private sector representatives to share their knowledge and experiences on an equal footing.

Click here to the European Development Day 2013 official website

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