European Year for Development

European Year for Development

The European year for development: everyone's year

2015 — a deadline and a new beginning

2015 was a special year for development. It was the first ever European Year to deal with the European Union's external action and Europe’s role in the world. For development organisations all over Europe it was an unparalleled opportunity to showcase Europe's commitment to eradicating poverty worldwide and to inspire more Europeans to get engaged and involved in development. 2015 was also the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals that the world agreed to reach in 2000, and the year in which the international community agreed on the future global framework for poverty eradication and sustainable development. 

See the campaign's main objectives, features and results via the EYD2015 at a glance infographic.