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

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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 on global development cooperation will take place in Brussels on 15 th  and 16 th  June.


A call for Young Leaders worldwide

EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, said: “Young people must be at the heart of the global  development efforts. It is about their future life, their future, their planet. Through this initiative, the European Commission wants to value the critical contribution that young people  are making and to involve them in shaping the future development policies.”

Sustainable Development Goals in action

This year’s forum – Sustainable Development Goals in Action: Our World, Our Dignity, Our Future – will focus on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the heart
of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To achieve the SDGs, the international community will have to include young people as they work together to build a more sustainable future.