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2018 European Development Days

June 5, 2018 - June 7, 2018










Since 2016, the European Development Days have been organised annually by the European Commission to bring the development community together and provide a platform to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

When and where

5-6 June 2018, Brussels.


Theme and topics

Under the main thread of “Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest”, the EDD 2018 agenda will be framed by three major themes:

  1. Ensuring the physical and psychological integrity of Girls and Women
  2. Promoting economic and social rights and empowerment of Girls and Women
  3. Strengthening Girls’ and Women’s voice and participation.

At the bottom of this message you can see a table with the topics for the respective themes (in yellow are marked those the most relevant for us). The EDD 2018 programme will include auditoria and lab debates, brainstorming sessions, project and report presentations and webinars as well as a Global Village to showcase successful practices → to learn more, check the EDD Community Guide.


Key Dates: 

25 January – Submissions forms are available online

29 January – Open submissions for Young Leaders Programme

31 January – Submission of expression of interest (for high-level panels only!)

15 February – Deadline for submission of session and stand proposals

2 March – Deadline for Young Leaders submissions

End of Marchbeginning of April – Announcement of session and stand selection results

23-27 April – Second Preparatory Meeting

Mid-April – Announcement of selected Young Leaders for Auditorium Debates


June 5, 2018
June 7, 2018
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