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  • 172 applications were submitted to the Future Leaders Programme

    The applications for the EDD15 Future Leaders Programme are now closed. We have received a...

    172 applications were submitted to the Future Leaders Programme

    The applications for the EDD15 Future Leaders Programme are now closed. We have received a total of 172 inspiring applications from all around the world and are looking forward to reviewing them in the next weeks.

    The candidates are from every corner of the world. The highest number of applications was received from Africa with 43, followed by Asia, European Union and Middle East with respectively 39, 34 and 18. Latin America is following closely with 17 applications. Wider Europe, the Pacific and North America were represented with 8, 7 and 5 applications respectively.

    Future Leaders applicants chose one of the 12 EDD15 topics to be covered this year. The topic ‘Gender Equality’ was most popular, with 35 applications, closely followed by ‘Inclusion and Inequality’ with 32 applications and ‘Global Citizenship’ with 22 applications. ‘An Urban World’ and ‘Right to Health’ have received 15 applications each and ‘Halting Climate Change’ and ‘Trade and Financing’ follow close behind with 11 and 10 applications respectively. ‘Feeding the Planet Together’ received 8 applications, ‘Decent Jobs’ and ‘Sustainable Energy’ received 7 applications each, ‘Growth and Poverty Eradication’ 6 and, finally, ‘Migration’ received 4 applications.

    Next steps

    In the following weeks a jury will review the applications. The three best ones for each of the 12 topics will be pre-selected at the beginning of April. These three candidates will be contacted for potential interviews with the session organisers.

    The final 12 selected Future Leaders will be announced on 20 April 2015.

    EDD15 wishes the best of luck to all the Future Leaders applicants and looks forward to receiving the winners in Brussels!

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  • More than 130 sessions to be held at EDD15

    Year after...

    More than 130 sessions to be held at EDD15

    Year after year, the interest of the international development community for European Development Days is growing. This year once more, committed practitioners, experts and advocates have proposed diverse activities and sessions to be included in the official programme. Following the submission of 181 proposals for 176 sessions and 56 stands, an exciting agenda is foreseen for EDD15. 

    In addition to a dozen special events and ceremonies, there will be 30 theme-specific sessions for each of the 4 themes of the forum:

    1) Our world - Creating sustainable growth within the limits of our planet

    2) Our dignity - Developming a shared vision of universal and fundamental rights 

    3) Our future - Each policy can make a difference

    4) Our future - We are all actors in development 

    The programme will include 51 debate sessions, 47 practice-sharing sessions and 16 problem-solving sessions. There will thus be a fine balance between policy discussions and opportunities to share about innovative projects and research initiatives that are addressing development challenges. The Practice Village will feature more that 50 interactive stands, 8 exhibitions, 3 lounges and a dedicated interview corner lead by capacity 4 development. 

    Stay tuned for the first overview of the agenda to come out early next month.

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  • Future Leaders Programme - Deadline extended

    Since 2006, during it’s first edition, EDD focused on giving young voices the...

    Future Leaders Programme - Deadline extended

    Since 2006, during it’s first edition, EDD focused on giving young voices the opportunity to express their vision on development through different activities. For the 2015 edition, the forum is taking a step further and will select 12 Future Leaders, from all over the world, and give them the chance to speak in all the high level auditorium panels during the event, alongside global leaders.
     
    Until now, we have received inspiring applications and we look forward to discovering even more interesting projects. We are pleased to announce that young people between 21 and 26 years old have another week to apply to Future Leaders Programme: the new deadline is 23 March 2015
     
    A selected jury will review the applications and, shortly after, EDD15's Future Leaders will be announced. 
    Make sure you send your application in due time!
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  • Over 150 proposals submitted for EDD15

    Each year, the global development community is invited to contribute directly to EDD by...

    Over 150 proposals submitted for EDD15

    Each year, the global development community is invited to contribute directly to EDD by proposing activities and sessions to be included in the official programme. In 2015, with the European Year for Development and EDD15 serving as its flagship event, the forum has never been more participatory.
     
    Close to 170 sessions have been submitted before the 2 March deadline. About 220 development advocates and practitioners worked collaboratively on submitting these sessions, which include policy debates, brainstorming sessions as well as report and project presentations. It shows the high level of interest the development community has in Europe’s largest forum on international cooperation. 
     
    The European Commission is now reviewing the proposals received with a view to ensuring a balance between debates and knowledge sharing as well as an equilibrium across all 12 topics. Official selection results will be announced on 23 March 2015. 
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