7-8 JUNE 2017 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Themes and Topics

Themes and Topics

Themes and Topics

The EDD 2017 will promote a new global strategy to address the most pressing current global development challenges and bring together development actors committed to tackling poverty worldwide with a particular emphasis on engaging the private sector as a partner in economic development. The private sector's role in international development policies will be discussed and spotlighted throughout the forum. Overarching objectives of the private sector engagement include the promotion of inclusive growth and the creation of decent jobs in particular for women and youth, which leads to improved living conditions. Together, we can shape global policy, share knowledge and promote real innovation.

Investing in People and Planet info

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Young People
Gender equality/women empowerment
Migration and mobility
Demography and development
Inequalities
Sustainable energy and climate action

Investing in Prosperity info

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Sustainable Investment
Domestic resource mobilisation
Trade and fair globalisation
Digitalisation
Decent jobs

Investing in Peace and Partnership info

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Partnering with the Private Sector
Partnerships for CSOs and local actors
Engaging with Middle Income Countries (MICs)
Building global partnerships
Fragility and resilience

The Global Village

The Global Village

The Global Village

The EDD Global Village is an exciting platform featuring stands showcasing successful projects and groundbreaking reports from around the world. 

The Village is the focal point of the EDD 2017: it serves as a crossroad for interaction, innovation and networking among participants.

The main objective is to share knowledge and foster long-lasting and sustainable partnerships, as well as showcase and share innovative and successful initiatives of development practices.

 

Youth are a driving force behind some of the most inspiring projects addressing development issues. Sharing their views and experiences is a priority for the European Commission. Read more about the inclusion of youth at EDD 2017:

EDD 2017 Youth Inclusion

Youth are a driving force behind some of the most inspiring projects addressing development issues. Sharing their views and experiences is a priority for the European Commission. Read more about the inclusion of youth at EDD 2017:

EDD 2017 Youth Inclusion

EDD 2017 Youth Inclusion

Youth are a driving force behind some of the most inspiring projects addressing development issues. Sharing their views and experiences is a priority for the European Commission. Read more about the inclusion of youth at EDD 2017:

Youth Agenda

The Youth Agenda regroups all youth-related content at EDD 2017.

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Creative Youth Activities

The Creative Youth Activities give a space for youth to get involved in a fun and interactive way.

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Young Leaders Programme

The European Development Days invite young people from around the world to join the debate about development policy and international cooperation.

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Special events

Special events

Special events

EU-Africa Business Forum

As part of the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum, a number of thematic sessions are slated for 7 June 2017 in Brussels at the European Development Days. More info

World Reconstruction Conference

The third edition of the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC3) will take place in Brussels from 6 to 8 June, 2017 and is co-organised by the European Union. More info

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

Launched by the European Commission in 1992, the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize is awarded to amateur and professional journalists whose reporting has informed, inspired and given voice to the voiceless. This year for the first time, the award ceremony will take place at EDD. More info

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