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Submit a proposal for EDD 2020

Submit a proposal for EDD 2020

Submit a proposal for EDD 2020

The European Development Days (EDD) are Europe’s leading forum on international partnerships. Organised by the European Commission, the forum brings the development community together to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire innovative solutions and new partnerships for the world’s most pressing challenges.

The EDD is a participatory programme. Find out how you can play a role in EDD 2020.
The submission deadline for the EDD 2020 Programme is Friday 21st February at 1.00 PM. CET.

For its fourteenth edition, the EDD will be built around “The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future”. The interdependence of humans and nature lies at the core of sustainable development.

Themes and Topics

For its fourteenth edition, the EDD will be built around “The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future”. The interdependence of humans and nature lies at the core of sustainable development.

Themes and Topics

Themes and Topics

For its fourteenth edition, the EDD will be built around “The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future”. The interdependence of humans and nature lies at the core of sustainable development.

Biodiversity and resilient ecosystems are crucial for the human well-being, as they support livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, enable access to water and health and contribute significantly to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Therefore, activities aimed at ensuring a sustainable green transition and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals are crucial for maintaining and improving the health of our planet, while at the same time contributing to socio-economic development.

The EDD 2020 agenda will be framed by two major themes emerging as key priorities in today’s current context: A Green Economy for Nature and People and Protecting Biodiversity and People.

For more information about this year’s Themes and Topics, click here.

Session formats

Session formats

Session formats

Auditoria

Auditoria

Three auditoria are equipped with state-of-the-art technology including interpretation booths. An integrated interactive system is established in order to foster debates between panellists, on-site participants and virtual audiences following the discussions via social media. Each auditorium has a capacity of 250 people.

Breakout rooms

Twelve breakout rooms, with a capacity of 70 people per room for Lab debates and Projects/Report labs and 40 people for Brainstorming. The breakout rooms foster a more intimate atmosphere for creative brainstorming sessions or more direct and spontaneous exchanges on best practices, lessons learnt, evidence-based analysis and outcomes. Sessions in the breakout rooms are held without interpretation. Graphic support is provided for brainstorming sessions.

Agora

This year, a new set-up is offered to participants: the agora. It will be an open space at the centre of the Global Village for creative presentations. See the Community Guide for more information.

Meeting rooms

Three large meeting rooms are available, with a capacity of 36 people each. Equipped with a screen and a computer, these spaces host closed meetings, presentations, breakfasts or lunches to facilitate networking opportunities. Four smaller rooms, with space for up to 12 people per room, offer a more intimate space for networking opportunities and short meetings among forum participants.

Following the success of the previous editions, EDD 2020 will host the Young Leaders Programme once again, inviting exceptional youth representatives to speak in high-level panels, bringing fresh perspectives from the new generation.

Young Leaders Programme

Following the success of the previous editions, EDD 2020 will host the Young Leaders Programme once again, inviting exceptional youth representatives to speak in high-level panels, bringing fresh perspectives from the new generation.

Young Leaders Programme

Young Leaders Programme

Following the success of the previous editions, EDD 2020 will host the Young Leaders Programme once again, inviting exceptional youth representatives to speak in high-level panels, bringing fresh perspectives from the new generation.

Seventeen young people from across the world will be selected by the EDD 2020 Team and session organisers. The selection will be based on their expertise and leadership in one of the EDD 2020 topics.

Find out more about the Young Leaders Programme and how to apply,

The submission deadline for the EDD 2020 Young Leaders Programme is Friday 21st February at 1.00 PM. CET

The EDD Global Village showcases projects and ground-breaking reports from around the world. The village will be the focal point of EDD 2020 and will serve as a crossroads for interaction, innovation and networking among participants.

Global Village

The EDD Global Village showcases projects and ground-breaking reports from around the world. The village will be the focal point of EDD 2020 and will serve as a crossroads for interaction, innovation and networking among participants.

Global Village
Global Village

Global Village

The EDD Global Village showcases projects and ground-breaking reports from around the world. The village will be the focal point of EDD 2020 and will serve as a crossroads for interaction, innovation and networking among participants.

More than ever, EDD 2020 aims to be as sustainable and carbon neutral as possible. We count on the EDD community, Session Organisers and Stand holders to make this happen.

Carbon Offset

More than ever, EDD 2020 aims to be as sustainable and carbon neutral as possible. We count on the EDD community, Session Organisers and Stand holders to make this happen.

Carbon Offset
Carbon offset

Carbon Offset

More than ever, EDD 2020 aims to be as sustainable and carbon neutral as possible. We count on the EDD community, Session Organisers and Stand holders to make this happen.

Session organisers and stand holders are expected to offset a certain quantity of carbon, depending on the type of stand or session they will organise.

Session Organisers and Standard Booth Organisers: Please purchase your certificate and send it to the EDD Team at carbonoffset@eudevdays.eu by 22 May, 1 pm. The certificate can be purchased on the Gold Standard website.

EDD Global Village Regular, Large and Cluster Stand Organisers : Please let the EDD Team know which project you wish to contribute to by 22 May, 1pm, from the list available on the Gold Standard website. The carbon offset is already included in the total fees of those paying stands and the EDD contractor will provide organisers with the certificate of carbon offset afterwards.

For any questions, please email carbonoffset@eudevdays.eu.

More information on the carbon offset projects will be published shortly.

Contact

Contact

Contact

For any questions related to Community involvement, please contact community@eudevdays.eu

For any questions related to the Programme/Submissions, please contact programme@eudevdays.eu

For any questions related to the Young Leaders Programme, please contact youth@eudevdays.eu

For any questions related to Press/Media, please contact press@eudevdays.eu

For any questions related to the Global Village, please contact village@eudevdays.eu

For any questions related to the carbon offset, please contact carbonoffset@eudevdays.eu

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