16/10/2012 - 17/10/2012
Where: Tour et Taxi, avenue du port 86c, Brussels
Topic: Business | Regions and local development
Organiser: European Commission
Results of a new survey which will show what people across the EU think about development and where EU aid should go in the future to will be revealed at this year's European Development Days by Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs. This year's European Development Days will focus on key themes on the development agenda - agriculture, food security and resilience, social protection and inequality and the role of the private sector. The list of high-profile attendees includes heads of State from across Africa, such as Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of the Republic of Gabon, Armando Emílio Guebuza, President of the Republic of Mozambique, Dr Thomas Boni Yayi, President of Benin, Joyce Banda, President of Malawi and Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Also, two new financing agreements with Malawi on agriculture and irrigation and social cash transfers will also be signed at the event, between Commissioner Piebalgs and President of Malawi, Joyce Banda.
The European Development Days, organised by the European Commission, will bring together high-profile political figures from the European Union and its partner countries, private sector actors and leaders of international organisations, as well as representatives of civil society and academia. The European Commission will be represented by President Barroso, Vice President Catherine Ashton, Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs and Humanitarian aid and Crisis Response Commissioner, Kristalina Georgieva.
Press conference – 16 Oct - 10.20-10.50 – with participation of Commissioner Piebalgs
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