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5-6 JUNE 2018 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

The Beyond Cotonou special event  debated the key issues at stake and the future direction to be taken in the upcoming negotiations to modernise the EU's relations with 79 ACP countries (i.e. in Africa, the Caribbean & the Pacific), anticipated to start during the course of the summer 2018. 

Beyond Cotonou: A turning point for the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

The Beyond Cotonou special event  debated the key issues at stake and the future direction to be taken in the upcoming negotiations to modernise the EU's relations with 79 ACP countries (i.e. in Africa, the Caribbean & the Pacific), anticipated to start during the course of the summer 2018. 

Beyond Cotonou: A turning point for the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

Beyond Cotonou: A turning point for the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

The Beyond Cotonou special event  debated the key issues at stake and the future direction to be taken in the upcoming negotiations to modernise the EU's relations with 79 ACP countries (i.e. in Africa, the Caribbean & the Pacific), anticipated to start during the course of the summer 2018. 

 

Building on country-specific, regional and global initiatives, the Panel “Ethical is Fabulous” focused on the garment industry, of the invaluable role it plays as a value chain to create employment opportunities, especially for women, and of the challenges it faces concerning environmental sustainability and labor and social rights.

Towards a sustainable garment sector: Ethical is fabulous

 

Building on country-specific, regional and global initiatives, the Panel “Ethical is Fabulous” focused on the garment industry, of the invaluable role it plays as a value chain to create employment opportunities, especially for women, and of the challenges it faces concerning environmental sustainability and labor and social rights.

Towards a sustainable garment sector: Ethical is fabulous

Towards a sustainable garment sector: Ethical is fabulous

 

Building on country-specific, regional and global initiatives, the Panel “Ethical is Fabulous” focused on the garment industry, of the invaluable role it plays as a value chain to create employment opportunities, especially for women, and of the challenges it faces concerning environmental sustainability and labor and social rights.

The Panel “#All4SDG5: Young Leaders driving gender equality” gave the floor to One Young World Ambassadors and fellow young leaders from the AU-EU Youth Plug-In Initiative, Young Mediterranean Voices and EDD Young Leaders to share their experiences, progresses and daily challenges on the road to enhancing gender equality. The debate was enrichened by an open discussion with the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

#All4SDG5: Young Leaders driving gender equality

The Panel “#All4SDG5: Young Leaders driving gender equality” gave the floor to One Young World Ambassadors and fellow young leaders from the AU-EU Youth Plug-In Initiative, Young Mediterranean Voices and EDD Young Leaders to share their experiences, progresses and daily challenges on the road to enhancing gender equality. The debate was enrichened by an open discussion with the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

#All4SDG5: Young Leaders driving gender equality

#All4SDG5: Young Leaders driving gender equality

The Panel “#All4SDG5: Young Leaders driving gender equality” gave the floor to One Young World Ambassadors and fellow young leaders from the AU-EU Youth Plug-In Initiative, Young Mediterranean Voices and EDD Young Leaders to share their experiences, progresses and daily challenges on the road to enhancing gender equality. The debate was enrichened by an open discussion with the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

Launched in 1992, the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize has been established with the purpose to award journalists for their exceptional work covering development. This initiative illustrates the EU’s commitment to supporting media freedom and pluralism as well as development cooperation. The Prize enables the EU to acknowledge those who contribute to the fulfilment of the priorities stated in the Agenda for Change, putting forward the political heritage of former Commissioner Lorenzo Natali. For the 2018 edition, a special thematic prize is awarded for work focused on the elimination of violence against women and girls.

Find more information on the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize.

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

Launched in 1992, the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize has been established with the purpose to award journalists for their exceptional work covering development. This initiative illustrates the EU’s commitment to supporting media freedom and pluralism as well as development cooperation. The Prize enables the EU to acknowledge those who contribute to the fulfilment of the priorities stated in the Agenda for Change, putting forward the political heritage of former Commissioner Lorenzo Natali. For the 2018 edition, a special thematic prize is awarded for work focused on the elimination of violence against women and girls.

Find more information on the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize.

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

Launched in 1992, the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize has been established with the purpose to award journalists for their exceptional work covering development. This initiative illustrates the EU’s commitment to supporting media freedom and pluralism as well as development cooperation. The Prize enables the EU to acknowledge those who contribute to the fulfilment of the priorities stated in the Agenda for Change, putting forward the political heritage of former Commissioner Lorenzo Natali. For the 2018 edition, a special thematic prize is awarded for work focused on the elimination of violence against women and girls.

Find more information on the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize.

The 6th EABF follow-up event revolved around women entrepreneurs in Africa their challenges and possible solutions.

While highlighting that gender equality is not only a matter of human rights and social justice but also one of 'smart economy', this EABF-follow up session focused on how women and girls can highly contribute to global growth and particularly brought forward the African perspective in this global issue, as well as the potential of women in key economic sectors for the African continent: namely agriculture and agribusiness, digital economy, renewable energy and MSMEs. The session discussed challenges faces and possible solutions, highlighting best practices to be replicated and scaled-up.

 

EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF) Follow-up dialogue 2018: Women in Business: the African perspective

The 6th EABF follow-up event revolved around women entrepreneurs in Africa their challenges and possible solutions.

While highlighting that gender equality is not only a matter of human rights and social justice but also one of 'smart economy', this EABF-follow up session focused on how women and girls can highly contribute to global growth and particularly brought forward the African perspective in this global issue, as well as the potential of women in key economic sectors for the African continent: namely agriculture and agribusiness, digital economy, renewable energy and MSMEs. The session discussed challenges faces and possible solutions, highlighting best practices to be replicated and scaled-up.

 

EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF) Follow-up dialogue 2018: Women in Business: the African perspective

EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF) Follow-up dialogue 2018: Women in Business: the African perspective

The 6th EABF follow-up event revolved around women entrepreneurs in Africa their challenges and possible solutions.

While highlighting that gender equality is not only a matter of human rights and social justice but also one of 'smart economy', this EABF-follow up session focused on how women and girls can highly contribute to global growth and particularly brought forward the African perspective in this global issue, as well as the potential of women in key economic sectors for the African continent: namely agriculture and agribusiness, digital economy, renewable energy and MSMEs. The session discussed challenges faces and possible solutions, highlighting best practices to be replicated and scaled-up.

 

The Panel “What’s Religion got to do with it?”  brought policy makers, development practitioners and academics together to discuss how religion and religious dynamics support or challenge gender equality in the context  of development cooperation and human rights.

What’s Religion got to do with it?

The Panel “What’s Religion got to do with it?”  brought policy makers, development practitioners and academics together to discuss how religion and religious dynamics support or challenge gender equality in the context  of development cooperation and human rights.

What’s Religion got to do with it?

What’s Religion got to do with it?

The Panel “What’s Religion got to do with it?”  brought policy makers, development practitioners and academics together to discuss how religion and religious dynamics support or challenge gender equality in the context  of development cooperation and human rights.

The Panel explored the active role of women to preserve, protect and promote cultural heritage as well as to shape cultural life as artists and entrepreneurs. The session brought together development practitioners and high-level speakers to share success stories and challenges on how culture contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the EU’s Gender Action Plan.

Cultural Heritage and Creativity through Women’s Lens

The Panel explored the active role of women to preserve, protect and promote cultural heritage as well as to shape cultural life as artists and entrepreneurs. The session brought together development practitioners and high-level speakers to share success stories and challenges on how culture contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the EU’s Gender Action Plan.

Cultural Heritage and Creativity through Women’s Lens

Cultural Heritage and Creativity through Women’s Lens

The Panel explored the active role of women to preserve, protect and promote cultural heritage as well as to shape cultural life as artists and entrepreneurs. The session brought together development practitioners and high-level speakers to share success stories and challenges on how culture contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the EU’s Gender Action Plan.

The European Parliament’s Special Event discussed the negative and harmful impact of child marriage at individual and social levels and aimed to identify potential tools to promote change with a view to ending child marriage worldwide by 2030. The Event, hosted by Parliament’s rapporteur Charles Goerens, feeded into a forthcoming Parliament resolution on an EU strategy against early and forced marriage. Guests included government ministers from Niger, Development Committee Chair Linda McAvan, the Chair of ‘Girls not Brides’ Princess Mabel van Oranje, and Meghla Akter from Bangladesh who spoke about her refusal to be married at the age of 13.

Defining the building blocks for an EU strategy to end child marriage

The European Parliament’s Special Event discussed the negative and harmful impact of child marriage at individual and social levels and aimed to identify potential tools to promote change with a view to ending child marriage worldwide by 2030. The Event, hosted by Parliament’s rapporteur Charles Goerens, feeded into a forthcoming Parliament resolution on an EU strategy against early and forced marriage. Guests included government ministers from Niger, Development Committee Chair Linda McAvan, the Chair of ‘Girls not Brides’ Princess Mabel van Oranje, and Meghla Akter from Bangladesh who spoke about her refusal to be married at the age of 13.

Defining the building blocks for an EU strategy to end child marriage

Defining the building blocks for an EU strategy to end child marriage

The European Parliament’s Special Event discussed the negative and harmful impact of child marriage at individual and social levels and aimed to identify potential tools to promote change with a view to ending child marriage worldwide by 2030. The Event, hosted by Parliament’s rapporteur Charles Goerens, feeded into a forthcoming Parliament resolution on an EU strategy against early and forced marriage. Guests included government ministers from Niger, Development Committee Chair Linda McAvan, the Chair of ‘Girls not Brides’ Princess Mabel van Oranje, and Meghla Akter from Bangladesh who spoke about her refusal to be married at the age of 13.

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