European Development Days (EDDs) is Europe's premier forum on development cooperation committed to eradicating poverty and ensuring a sustainable development by engaging international organisations, business, political, academic and civil society leaders to shape a new development agenda. It brings together thousands of development stakeholders, practitioners and advocates, in informal sessions for though-provoking debates, exchanges of best practices, networking and brainstorming of creative solutions.
Thread, themes and topics
The thread of this year's edition, which will take place in Brussels from 26-27 November 2013, is the post-2015 debate and the need to build a consensus for a strong common European position in advocating a joined-up approach to address global poverty and sustainable development. The working title is "A decent life for all by 2030 - Building a consensus for a new development agenda".
This year's forum will be structured around four themes:
- Scaling up and improving the ongoing work
- Upholding universal rights and values
- Ensuring inclusiveness and sustainability
- Acting together in coherence
To discover the topics to be addressed during the 8th edition of the European Development Days, please consult the Programme overview and visit the website.
Information provided by EDD Secretariat