EU leaders sign New European Consensus on Development

The European Union and its Member States signed today the EU’s new overarching development policy, aiming to tackle climate change, migration and security problems. The jointly developed strategy, in the form of a Joint Statement, was signed today during the annual two-day European Development Days  by Parliament President Antonio Tajani,

The Alliance for Useful Evidence champions the use of evidence in social policy and practice

Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting joined The Alliance for Useful Evidence. The Alliance is a UK-based network that promotes the use of high quality evidence to inform decisions on strategy, policy and practice. It is an open access network of individuals from across government, universities, charities, business and local authorities in the

Young leaders to have their say at the European Development Days #EDD16

Meet Karsten Weitzenegger at eudevdays.eu 15-16 JUNE 2016 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels Young people from around the world, aged 21 to 26 are invited to join the debate on the future of international development cooperation at the next edition of European Development Days (EDD 2016). Europe’s leading forum

EU: Culture can play a crucial role in strengthening international partnerships

A new strategy to put culture at the heart of EU international relations Brussels, 8 June 2016 (EC) – The strategy adopted today is in line with the Commission’s priority to make the EU a stronger global actor. Culture can play a crucial role in strengthening international partnerships. The ‘Strategy

Electrification Financing Initiative ElectriFI invites proposals

The Electrification Financing Initiative, ElectriFI opens its doors on 15 April and interested parties can submit their project proposals through www.electrifi.org. ElectriFI is an innovative mechanism to unlock, accelerate and leverage investments providing access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy. The initiative was launched by the European Commissioner for

EuropeAid’s evaluation and results-oriented monitoring systems do not provide adequate information

EuropeAid’s evaluation and results-oriented monitoring systems do not provide adequate information on EU development expenditure results, says the European Court of Auditors. Two of the key elements of the accountability framework operated by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation (EuropeAid) are its evaluation and results-oriented monitoring (ROM) systems.

European Year for Development 2015 “Our world, our dignity, our future” #EYD2015

The motto of the European Year for Development 2015 will be “Our world, our dignity, our future”. The European Year for Development 2015 will take place in a crucial year for the future of development cooperation. We will reach the deadline for the MDGs, and will be able to assess

Development leaders call for the EU to think and act globally

The Independent Vision Group on European Development Cooperation calls for a stronger global role of the European Union (EU), especially in its relations with the developing world. The Independent Vision Group on European Development Cooperation released their Report entitled ‘Re-shaping global development: Will Europe lead? An Argument and a Call

European Development Days close showing the way forward to a new development agenda

The European Development Days 2013 had a focus on building the new partnership for development. Here is a live stream of the closing session Speakers Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary General, United Nations Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia – Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Development Paul Collier, Co-Director, Centre for

Productive work for youth: Inclusive solutions for youth employment

Follow this European Development Days 2013 session at http://eudevdays.eu/topics/productive-work-youth Youth represent 17 % of the world’s population and over 40 % of its unemployed, leaving millions economically and socially excluded, which exerts a high cost on society. At the same time, many young people work in informal jobs with a

European Development Days: Towards a new partnership for development

A decent Life for all by 2030 – Building a consensus for a new development agenda The European Development Days 2013 have a focus on building the new partnership for development. A new partnership for development should be based upon the Monterrey principle of primary responsibility of each country to

European Development Days to build consensus for a new development agenda

Organised by the European Commission, European Development Days is Europe’s premier forum on international affairs and development cooperation. Over the years, European Development Days has been one of the fastest-growing international forums and has become a landmark event in the development calendar If you can’t be here in person, remember