European Development Days – EDD is Europe’s leading forum on development since 2006. Organised by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
For its twelfth edition, EDD 2018 will aim at bringing together the European Union’s commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Gender equality and women empowerment are at the core of European values and enshrined within the EU’s legal and political framework. This is why the event will focus on the vital role of women and the need for their full and equal participation and leadership in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
How can you get involved?
EDD 2018 is an unparalleled opportunity for the development community to share knowledge, lessons learned and showcase achievements.
The Community section of the website will offer a dedicated space for submitting sessions, signing up for newsletters, and registering to EDD 2018 and its side events.
Young Leaders Programme
Following the success of the previous editions, EDD 2018 will continue to host the Young Leaders Programme, inviting exceptional youth representatives to speak at the high-level panels of the forum and bring fresh perspectives from the new generation. Together, the EDD 2018 Team and session organisers will select 15 young people from across the world who have demonstrated their expertise and leadership on one of the EDD 2018 topics. Young Leaders will be invited to Brussels to share their projects and experiences, as well as to engage with delegations from governments and international organisations.
EDD Global Village
The EDD Global Village is a particularly exciting platform featuring stands that showcase successful projects and ground-breaking reports from around the world. The Village will be the focal point of the EDD 2018 venue and will serve as a crossroads for interaction, innovation and networking among participants. The Village will be a place to dive into the core topics of the EDD.
Find out more: https://eudevdays.eu/