16 October 2012 – The European Development Days 2012 (EDD12) started today in Brussels. The theme of this year’s two-day event is “Supporting inclusive and sustainable growth for human development”.
Organised by the European Commission and the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, European Development Days (EDD) is Europe’s premier forum on international affairs and development cooperation.
EDD is an open and collaborative platform which brings together some 6,000 people and 1,500 organisations from the development community in a true spirit of partnership. It is a leading platform for a yearly exchange of ideas, the latest innovations, benchmarks and best practices.
EDD has been a springboard for the ideas and interventions of political leaders and world-renowned authorities on development. Since its launch in 2006, it has become a landmark event in the development calendar and one of the fastest growing international forums.
EDD12: How can we drive inclusive and sustainable growth?
From Heads of State and Nobel laureates to community service officers and project managers, everybody has a say at EDD. It is a forum where practitioners meet politicians to debate the hottest topics and global challenges shaping the development community today. This year’s topics focus on sustainable agriculture, food security and resilience, empowering people for inclusive growth, and engaging the private sector for development.
If you can’t attend the event in person, you can follow it live online.