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EDD 2021 - Last Updated: 19 January 2021

EDD 2021 - Last Updated: 19 January 2021

EDD 2021 - Last Updated: 19 January 2021

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and after careful consideration, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development has decided to postpone the 14th edition of the European Development Days scheduled for 9 and 10 June 2020.

The next edition of the EDD will take place in the week of 15-16 June 2021 in Brussels. The exact dates are to be confirmed.

The exact format is to be confirmed (see below)

On the event

On the event

On the event

  • 1. Why was the conference postponed?

    Following the measures approved by the Belgian government to halt the spread of the coronavirus, the EDD organisers are taking all necessary precautionary measures to safeguard the health of everyone involved.

    Given the actions of physical distancing and the travel restrictions imposed around the world, the postponement aims to ensure that the next edition of the EDD has a high level of attendance and a programme of the highest quality, in the interest of both the organisers and the attendees.

  • 2. What format will the EDD be organised in?

    The governmental measures might impact the format of the event, which will take a hybrid or digital approach. The EDD team is currently working on different scenarios.

  • 3. What is the impact of the postponement on the programme of the European Development Days?

    We reaffirm our commitment to the EU's Green Deal and aim to maintain the theme 'The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future'. The programme evaluation process was finalised, and the results communicated to the stakeholders. There will be no further submission or evaluation process for 2021. The European Commission invites all partners to continue their strong engagement with the event.

  • 4. When will the EDD 2021 Programme be published?

    The programme will be published in early spring 2021.

On Session/Stand/Exhibition proposals

On Session/Stand/Exhibition proposals

On Session/Stand/Exhibition proposals

  • 5. What is the status of my proposal?

    You were notified of the status of your proposal(s) by 22 May 2020.  The evaluation process carried out in 2020 will be maintained, and no further calls for proposals will be opened.

    Should your proposal be on the "reserve list", you will be contacted in the coming weeks with the final decision.

  • 6. If I am informed that my session/stand/exhibition proposal has been selected, what are the next steps?

    A meeting with session organisers will be held in February 2021 to explain the next steps. You will be informed in due course. We will soon ask you to reconfirm that you agree to organise your session(s) in June 2021. A timeline concerning the next steps will be made available as soon as possible.

  • 7. I have received an email stating that my stand/exhibition proposal is on hold. What does that mean?

    If your stand is on hold, you will be contacted in the coming weeks with the final decision.

  • 8. I When will I access my session/stand/exhibition page and make changes to my proposal?

    You will be able to make changes to your page after February 2021.

  • 9. When should I submit the carbon offset certificate?

    The amount of carbon to offset will depend on the final format of the event. You will be informed in due course about any changes to the amount to be offset. In any case, you will be required to submit your carbon offset certificate at a later stage..

  • 10. What would happen if my organisation has to withdraw their session/stand/exhibition from EDD later on this year or next year?

    If your organisation cannot organise their session any longer, please inform us at programme@eudevdays.eu and/or village@eudevdays.eu 

  • 11. When will the Second Community Meetings be held?

    The Second Community Meetings will be held in spring 2021.

  • 12. Our session has been accepted. Can I communicate that my organisation has been selected?

    The programme is currently tentative. You will be asked to reconfirm your intention to organise the session in the coming weeks after which we will publish the final programme.

On the Young Leaders Programme

On the Young Leaders Programme

On the Young Leaders Programme

  • 13. I applied for the Young Leaders Programme, but I will be 27 years old before 15 June 2021. Will my application be discarded?

    No, your application will not be discarded. All applicants eligible for the 2020 edition remain eligible for the 2021 edition.

  • 14. Will there be an additional call for applications for the Young Leaders Programme 2021?

    A new call for applications will not be launched in 2021.

  • 15. What will happen if I am not able to travel to Brussels due to sanitary travel restrictions?

    We are drawing up different scenarios to ensure your participation in the EDD 2021 programme.You will be notified in due course.  If you cannot participate in any form to EDD 2021, please contact us at youth@eudevdays.eu



On participation

On participation

On participation

  • 16. I have already arranged travel and booked a hotel for EDD 2020. Who will cover those costs now?

    The European Development Days do not cover travel and accommodation costs for the event participants. Therefore, the organisers are unfortunately unable to provide compensation.

  • 17. When will registrations for the EDD 2021 open?

    Registrations for EDD 2021 will open in spring.

On Media

On Media

On Media

  • 18. I am interested in covering the event theme. How can I secure interviews?

    We welcome all press inquiries and remain committed to communicating about the external dimension of the European Green Deal and its commitment to a sustainable future. You can get in touch with the EDD press team for any interview requests or other inquiries: press@eudevdays.eu

  • 19. Will any content about the event, the Young Leaders programme or other programme points be made available?

    The website is the main hub where all information will be published. Please continue to follow our social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

  • 20. My outlet was a media partner in previous editions. Will the partnerships be renewed in 2021?

    Media partnerships will remain an essential element of European Development Days. Over the next few months, we will work to solidify media partnership plans and will be in communication with you about any collaboration. If you want to declare your interest in becoming a media partner, please send your request to press@eudevdays.eu