An open, inclusive and participative forum
European Development Days 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.
Everyone has a voice in this platform! Each year, development stakeholders, practitioners and advocates, contribute directly to the programme of the European Development Days by proposing activities and sessions to be included in the programme.
Contribute to the 2013 edition!
At the moment, the European Commission is gathering proposals to be included in the official programme of the 2013 edition.
For more information, please read the:
To express your interest in organising an auditorium panel on one of the topics, please send a simple message to email@example.com before Friday 24 May.
To submit your proposal for an auditorium or a lab room, you will find on this website links to online forms as of Thursday 23 May.
2013 thread, themes and topics
The thread of this year's edition is the post-2015 debate and the need to build a consensus for a strong common European position 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 on-going 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.
For more background information on the 2013 thread and themes, please review:
- The communication "A decent life for all: Ending poverty and giving the world a sustainable future"
- The European report on development 2013 "Post 2015: Global action for an inclusive and sustainable future"