7-8 JUNE 2017 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Discover this year's agenda

Discover this year's agenda

Discover this year's agenda

Themes and Topics

Themes and Topics

Themes and Topics

The European Development Days is Europe's leading forum on international cooperation and development. 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.

Explore EDD 2017's line-up of speakers - ranging from international development experts from the public and private sectors, EU officials and government leaders to civil societies representatives.

Alongside 16 Young Leaders, they shared the stage and led debates at this year's forum.

Discover this year's speakers

Explore EDD 2017's line-up of speakers - ranging from international development experts from the public and private sectors, EU officials and government leaders to civil societies representatives.

Alongside 16 Young Leaders, they shared the stage and led debates at this year's forum.

Discover this year's speakers

Discover this year's speakers

Explore EDD 2017's line-up of speakers - ranging from international development experts from the public and private sectors, EU officials and government leaders to civil societies representatives.

Alongside 16 Young Leaders, they shared the stage and led debates at this year's forum.

The Programme is made stronger each year by the involvement of our Community of partner organisations.

Find out who they are and which sessions and stands they presented at EDD 2017.

Partner organisations

The Programme is made stronger each year by the involvement of our Community of partner organisations.

Find out who they are and which sessions and stands they presented at EDD 2017.

Partner organisations

Partner organisations

The Programme is made stronger each year by the involvement of our Community of partner organisations.

Find out who they are and which sessions and stands they presented at EDD 2017.

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

The Village is the forum's focal point and serves as a crossroad for interaction, innovation and networking among participants.

Its main objective is to share knowledge and foster long-lasting and sustainable partnerships.

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 forum's focal point and serves as a crossroad for interaction, innovation and networking among participants.

Its main objective is to share knowledge and foster long-lasting and sustainable partnerships.

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 forum's focal point and serves as a crossroad for interaction, innovation and networking among participants.

Its main objective is to share knowledge and foster long-lasting and sustainable partnerships.

Dynamic, creative and social: welcome to the EDD Pitches!

This year for the first time, two Pitch sessions took place. The “Pecha Kucha”-style presentations enabled stand holders to present their projects in visual and impactful ways, displaying 4 images in 2 minutes to illustrate their successes on the field.

See the photos from the first session (from 14:00 to 15:30 on 7 June) and from the second session (from 16:00 to 17:30 on 7 June).

EDD Pitches

Dynamic, creative and social: welcome to the EDD Pitches!

This year for the first time, two Pitch sessions took place. The “Pecha Kucha”-style presentations enabled stand holders to present their projects in visual and impactful ways, displaying 4 images in 2 minutes to illustrate their successes on the field.

See the photos from the first session (from 14:00 to 15:30 on 7 June) and from the second session (from 16:00 to 17:30 on 7 June).

EDD Pitches

EDD Pitches

Dynamic, creative and social: welcome to the EDD Pitches!

This year for the first time, two Pitch sessions took place. The “Pecha Kucha”-style presentations enabled stand holders to present their projects in visual and impactful ways, displaying 4 images in 2 minutes to illustrate their successes on the field.

See the photos from the first session (from 14:00 to 15:30 on 7 June) and from the second session (from 16:00 to 17:30 on 7 June).

Sixteen extraordinary Young Leaders have been selected for EDD 2017.

Coming from across the globe, aged between 21 to 26, they were chosen for their expertise, innovation and commitment to international cooperation and sustainable development.

Young Leaders Programme

Sixteen extraordinary Young Leaders have been selected for EDD 2017.

Coming from across the globe, aged between 21 to 26, they were chosen for their expertise, innovation and commitment to international cooperation and sustainable development.

Young Leaders Programme

Young Leaders Programme

Sixteen extraordinary Young Leaders have been selected for EDD 2017.

Coming from across the globe, aged between 21 to 26, they were chosen for their expertise, innovation and commitment to international cooperation and sustainable development.

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

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

Read this article on Young people's voices in development, written at EDD 2017.

Youth Inclusion

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

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

Read this article on Young people's voices in development, written at EDD 2017.

Youth Inclusion

Youth Inclusion

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

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

Read this article on Young people's voices in development, written at EDD 2017.

Youth Agenda

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

Read more

Creative Youth Activities

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

Read more

Young Leaders Programme

Sixteen extraordinary Young Leaders have been selected for EDD 2017. Coming from across the globe, aged between 21 to 26, they were chosen for their expertise, innovation and commitment to international cooperation and sustainable development. Meet this year's Young Leaders!

Special events

Special events

Special events

EU-Africa Business Forum

As part of the 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

The Cultural Programme is a vibrant expression of art and action through exhibitions and performances.

Find out more about the artists and projects making up EDD 2017's programme.

Cultural Programme

The Cultural Programme is a vibrant expression of art and action through exhibitions and performances.

Find out more about the artists and projects making up EDD 2017's programme.

Cultural Programme

Cultural Programme

The Cultural Programme is a vibrant expression of art and action through exhibitions and performances.

Find out more about the artists and projects making up EDD 2017's programme.

Here are some key documents which will provide you with the necessary information regarding EDD 2017.

Useful information documents

Here are some key documents which will provide you with the necessary information regarding EDD 2017.

Useful information documents

Useful information documents

Here are some key documents which will provide you with the necessary information regarding EDD 2017.

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