21-22 JUNE 2022 / Brussels

Media Corner

Media Corner

Media Corner

Welcome to the European Development Days 2022 Media Corner, your one-stop-shop for all practical information for journalists attending EDD:

  • the programme, updated as it takes shape
  • media opportunities
  • details of specific facilities for the media and how to access them
  • registration and accreditation


Our press team is available to answer any questions you may have at press@eudevdays.eu

What to expect

What to expect
What to expect

What to expect

Europe’s leading forum on international partnerships, the European Development Days (EDD), returns in 2022. The 15th edition will gather the global development community, both in person in Brussels and online, on 21 and 22 June.

The two-day event is the EU’s premier forum for discussion of the big issues facing international partnerships today. It is the biggest of its kind, attracting more than 10,000 participants each year. President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen announced the event on 11 April and said: “I'm looking forward to welcoming political leaders, representatives of civil society and the private sector from around the world to the European Development Days, where we will discuss concrete implementation of Global Gateway.”

This year will once again see the involvement of EDD Young Leaders – exceptional young people from all over the world who have shown their strong commitment to positive social change.

Theme and programme

Theme and programme

Theme and programme

This year’s theme is “Global Gateway: building sustainable partnerships for a connected world”. The EU’s Global Gateway Strategy will boost smart, clean and secure links in digital, energy and transport sectors and strengthen health, education and research systems across the world. The EDD present an opportunity to take stock of progress in implementing the Global Gateway strategy.

In line with the Strategy, discussions will be organised along five streams:


Find out more on the programme, which was co-created with the global EDD community.

Opportunities for journalists

Opportunities for journalists

Opportunities for journalists

A hybrid format will allow you to either join us in person at Brussels Expo or follow all the debates and discussions online.

As accredited EDD Media, you will be able to:

  • access the event site including session venues, facilities for media, and the Global Village at the centre of the event
  • solicit interviews with EU decision-makers and high-level international participants
  • understand the key features of the EU Global Gateway Strategy and how it is being put into practice


Register as a journalist here.

Please note that accreditation is required for all media who wish to cover the EDD. Accreditation is reserved for professional media, and all applications are processed based on media credentials. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee registration.

Facilities

Facilities

Facilities

The EDD venue is Brussels Expo (Place de Belgique 1, 1020 Brussels, Belgium). Specific facilities for journalists will include:

  • a dedicated welcome desk
  • a press area and working rooms for journalists
  • bookable audio-visual studios for interviews


Check out the Media Guide presenting onsite logistics and detailed services for journalists will soon be available.

You can follow us on social media in the lead up to #EDD22 and during the event itself

Social media

You can follow us on social media in the lead up to #EDD22 and during the event itself

Social media

Social media

You can follow us on social media in the lead up to #EDD22 and during the event itself

Check back here regularly for news and updates & see you on 21 & 22 June!

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