26/11/2013 - 27/11/2013
Where: Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium
Topic: External relations and foreign affairs | Regions and local development
Organiser: European Commission
This year’s European Development Days (EDD13) will focus on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and on the global framework which will succeed them by 2015. High level speakers, representatives from civil society, private sector and academia from all continents will come together to debate the content of the next agenda which should address global poverty and sustainable development. The topic is very timely as 2015 (the MDGs target date) is fast approaching. Remarkable progress has been achieved in the fight against poverty thanks to the MDGs, but a lot remains to be done. Discussions on the post-2015 development agenda have started and negotiations will take place next year at the United Nations level. EDD13 will provide a unique opportunity to come together to contribute to the EU vision for development until and beyond 2015. During the event, new survey on EU citizens’ view on Development aid will also be announced.
There will be a press conference on 26 November (exact time TBC) with the participation of Commissioner Piebalgs. Registration to the press conference via Press@eudevdays.eu. Webstreaming will be available on European Development Days’ website.