Event [ID: 91]

European Development Days 2018

Global | | Brussels, Belgium

The European Development Days is Europe's leading forum on international cooperation and development. EDD 2018 motto is "Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development:protect, empower, invest". EDD 2018 will aim at bringing together the European Union's commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Gender equality and women empowerment are at the core of European values and enshrined within the EU's legal and political framework. This is why the event will focus on the vital role of women and the need for their full and equal participation and leadership in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Topics of this year's EDD:

  1. Ensuring physical and psychological integrity of Girls and Women
  2. Promoting economic and social rights and empowerment of girls and women
  3. Strengthening Girls' and Women's voice and participation


The European Development Days (EDD) showcase Europe’s commitment to building a sustainable and fairer world. The forum builds on the core belief that cooperation is key to achieve real change towards a poverty-free and sustainable world where everyone has the prospect for a decent life. An essential aim is thus to inspire the desire to work together in a spirit of true partnership through facilitating networking.

Everyone is given a voice in this open, collaborative and inclusive platform. Each year, the global development community is invited to contribute directly to the o fcial EDD programme by proposing activities and sessions. This is an opportunity to join the discussion, to share know-how, thoughts and beliefs in regards to the major global development challenges.

Find out more about the event and the programme here.

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