European Development Days #EDD17 start in Brussels

On 7-8 June, Europe’s leading forum on international cooperation and development will launch its eleventh edition, which will include 21 high level panels, 55 lab debates, 32 project/report labs, 16 brainstorming sessions, 76 “Global Village” stands, 16 Young Leaders (six creative youth activities) and special events.

A large and influential group of speakers, stakeholders and participants will take part in the multi-faceted programme. In 2017, the activities are based around three main themes:

Investing in People and Planet, Investing in Prosperity and Investing in Peace and Partnership.
The three themes are directly linked to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the different topics highlighted during each session will provide insights into the most pressing issues facing the global development community and the various approaches to dealing with these.
EDD 2017 will also include the Global Village with its dynamic presentation of development projects, the Young Leaders Programme as well as the Cultural Programme. Furthermore, participants will have the opportunity to attend special events such as the EU-Africa Business Forum and the award ceremony of the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize.
The full programme of the European Development Days 2017 (EDD 2017) will focus on the main theme of “Investing in Development.”  See