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26-27 November 2013Brussels - Tour & Taxis


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Attending EDD13 is an opportunity for you to hear the voice of Europe and its partners as they define and debate the major issues and objectives of development policy for the post-2015 period. The working title of this year’s forum is ‘A decent life for all by 2030 – Building a consensus for a new development agenda’. Please check back often on the following hyperlinks for all the latest information about the thematic programme and topics.



At EDD13, you will have the possibility to:

  • attend press conferences with high-level speakers;  
  • meet the major European development policy actors and donors;
  • conduct one-to-one interviews with VIPs, upon request; and
  • make use of our media services, such as a quote service – for more information on this offering, please see the list of quotes from last year’s edition:

How to register?

Media accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the press: print, photo, radio, television media organisations, news agencies and online media. The deadline for media accreditation is 20 November 2013. For more information on how to register, please click here.

Organised by the European Commission


The Tour & Taxis venue offers ideal working conditions for journalists attending EDD13, featuring a wide range of services and facilities. Members of the EDD13 Press Team will be at your disposal throughout the event to assist you with any requests.
  • Press working area

    With room for 50 journalists and strategically placed in the vicinity of the main auditoriums, panel session and briefing rooms, the press working area will provide you with newly-available material and the main highlights of EDD13. The room will be equipped with Wi-Fi and TV screens.

  • Interview corners

    Located at the entrance to the three auditoriums, these interview corners will enable journalists to conduct quick ‘doorstep’ interviews with the panelists before or after each session.

  • 2 Project rooms

    Two Project rooms, with a capacity of 60 seats each, will be equipped with interpretation booths. They aim to provide a more intimate atmosphere to present succesful field projects and foster more direct and spontaneous exchanges on best practices and lessons learnt. Please check the venue map for the exact location.

  • 1 Report room

    One report room, with a capacity of 60 persons, will be equipped with interpretation booths. It aims to provide a more intimate atmosphere to foster more direct and spontaneous exchanges on evidence-based analysis and results. Please check the venue map for the exact location.



During the forum, the European Commission’s interpretation services (SCIC) will provide simultaneous interpretation in English and French in auditoriums and lab rooms, as well as the briefing room. Upon request, additional passive languages can be managed. For example, Spanish or German can be translated to English and French. Delegations cannot provide their own interpreter.


Participants may purchase lunch between 12:00 and 14:00 directly onsite. Water fountains will be available throughout the venue. Other refreshments and warm drinks will be available for purchase by participants in the public lounge.


Wireless Internet access will be made available to forum participants free-of-charge throughout the venue.

Live web-streaming

European Development Days aims to reach out to the wider development community that cannot attend the forum in person. The main sessions of the programme will be broadcast on the website via live web-streaming.


  • Making the most of EDD13 photos

    Please note that all photos available on the 'Photos' section of the website, and the 'Best Moments' section of each auditorium and lab session page, are free to use under a Creative Commons licence. We encourage you to use them in your publications and end of year reports! 

    In line with the terms of the licence, please kindly credit the European Commission (i.e. © European Commission) when reproducing each photo, also indicating if changes have been made to the original version.

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  • BBC at EDD13: 'Rwanda: Africa's Agricultural Success Story?'

    Recorded live at EDD13 and first broadcast on 7 December 2013, the latest episode of the BBC World Service's 'The Forum', entitled 'Rwanda: Africa's Agricultural Success Story?', sees host Bridget Kendall joined by Rwanda’s top agriculture official Ernest Ruzindaza, EuropeAid’s Jean-Pierre Halkin, African Soil Atlas collaborator Luca Montanarella and WaterAid’s Girish Menon. 

    With a staggering one billion people undernourished, and a growing world population, how do we manage these essential resources for life to make sure there is enough to go round?

    Click here to hear what the panel had to say.

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  • Catch up on the EDD13 conversation: it's not too late!

    If you couldn't make EDD13 in person, or you missed some of the live coverage online, don't worry! You can catch all the best speaker quotes, read summaries of all 80 lab and auditorium sessions, see photos of speakers as well as from around the forum and all sessions, and replay video coverage of all 20 auditorium sessions on demand. For an overview of all lab and auditorium sessions to access these features, click here.
    You are also warmly invited to continue the conversation online, by having your say on Twitter and Facebook, using the hashtag #EDD13
    Let's keep up the momentum in the lead up to 2015 and beyond!
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