DEAR Fair - Brussels 2015
A 2-day showcase of the ongoing Development Education and Awareness Raising projects took place in Brussels, from 22nd to 23rd October.
The DEAR Fair forms part of a developing programme of networking, sharing learning and increasing the visibility of the European Commission’s DEAR Programme.
In the framework of the European Year for Development 2015 the DEAR Fair enables the EC funded DEAR projects to exhibit their work, network with other projects, exchange ideas and discuss issues that are relevant to the development and implementation of development education and awareness raising activities in the European Union.
This was the first time that a DEAR Fair was organised. Participants and visitors - circa 200 - came mostly from CSOs and Local Authories implementing DEAR projects and from within the European Commission.
It is the intention that the DEAR Fair 2017 will be open to a wider public - information will be shared here at Capacity4Dev soon.
|Thursday, 22 October|
|09.30||Registration of participants|
|10.30||Welcome and opening|
|Development Education and Awareness Raising in the global context|
|11.30||The EU DEAR Programme: presentation|
|11.45||The programme of the Fair: introduction|
|12:00||Plenary session: Citizens' engagement - How to mobilise citizens for social change|
|13.45||Plenary session : European Year for Development 2015 - An opportunity to showcase Europe's commitment to eradicating poverty worldwide|
|15.00||Parallel workshops and presentations illustrating aspects of different DEAR projects|
|17.00||Parallel workshops and presentations illustrating aspects of different DEAR projects|
|18:30||End of day 1. Exhibitions open for viewing until 20:00 hrs|
|Friday, 23 October|
|9.00||Recap of day 1 and presentation of day 2 - Director Lotte Knudsen|
|09.30||Key note speech by Commissioner Neven Mimica|
|10.00||Tour of Exhibitions with Commissioner Mimica and Members of the European Parliament|
|11.00||Plenary: Development Education and Awareness Raising in context - stakeholders|
|11.30||Plenary session: Evaluating DEAR - Perspectives on the monitoring and evaluation of DEAR projects and programmes|
|13.30||Parallel workshops and presentations illustrating aspects of different DEAR projects|
|15.15||Plenary session: Conclusions|
|15.45||End of the DEAR Fair 2015|