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5-6 JUNE 2018 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest.

Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest.

Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest.

For its twelfth edition, EDD 2018 will aim at bringing together the European Union's commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Gender equality and women empowerment are at the core of European values and enshrined within the EU's legal and political framework. This is why the event will focus on the vital role of women and the need for their full and equal participation and leadership in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Agenda

Themes and Topics

Themes and Topics

Themes 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 emerging as key priorities in today’s current context: 'Ensuring the physical and psychological integrity of Girls and Women', 'Promoting economic and social rights and empowerment of Girls and Women', 'Strengthening Girls’ and Women’s voice and participation'.

Ensuring the PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL INTEGRITY of Girls and Women

Ensuring the PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL INTEGRITY of Girls and Women

Promoting ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS and Empowerment of Girls and Women

Promoting ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS and Empowerment of Girls and Women

Strengthening Girls’ and Women’s VOICE AND PARTICIPATION

Strengthening Girls’ and Women’s VOICE AND PARTICIPATION

For its twelfth edition, EDD will be hosting once again exceptional speakers from across the world, representing different sectors and points of view on global development issues. Heads of State, Commissioners, MEPs, high-level experts, grassroots activists and many more key players in women empowerment will be present.

Speakers

For its twelfth edition, EDD will be hosting once again exceptional speakers from across the world, representing different sectors and points of view on global development issues. Heads of State, Commissioners, MEPs, high-level experts, grassroots activists and many more key players in women empowerment will be present.

Speakers

Speakers

For its twelfth edition, EDD will be hosting once again exceptional speakers from across the world, representing different sectors and points of view on global development issues. Heads of State, Commissioners, MEPs, high-level experts, grassroots activists and many more key players in women empowerment will be present.

Everyone is given a voice in this open, collaborative and inclusive platform. Each year, the global development community is invited to contribute directly to the official EDD Programme by proposing activities and sessions.
80% of the EDD Programme is built by stakeholders. This creates an opportunity to be part of the discussion, to share know-how, thoughts and practices regarding major global development challenges.
With around 120 sessions including high-level speakers, debates, project presentations, brainstorming sessions, the EDD Global Village, and an exciting Cultural Programme, this edition of the EDD is set to be the most innovative and interesting yet!

Partner Organisations

Everyone is given a voice in this open, collaborative and inclusive platform. Each year, the global development community is invited to contribute directly to the official EDD Programme by proposing activities and sessions.
80% of the EDD Programme is built by stakeholders. This creates an opportunity to be part of the discussion, to share know-how, thoughts and practices regarding major global development challenges.
With around 120 sessions including high-level speakers, debates, project presentations, brainstorming sessions, the EDD Global Village, and an exciting Cultural Programme, this edition of the EDD is set to be the most innovative and interesting yet!

Partner Organisations

Partner Organisations

Everyone is given a voice in this open, collaborative and inclusive platform. Each year, the global development community is invited to contribute directly to the official EDD Programme by proposing activities and sessions.
80% of the EDD Programme is built by stakeholders. This creates an opportunity to be part of the discussion, to share know-how, thoughts and practices regarding major global development challenges.
With around 120 sessions including high-level speakers, debates, project presentations, brainstorming sessions, the EDD Global Village, and an exciting Cultural Programme, this edition of the EDD is set to be the most innovative and interesting yet!

Following the success of the previous editions, EDD 2018 will once again host the Young Leaders Programme, inviting exceptional youth representatives to speak in the high-level panels of the forum and bring fresh perspectives from the new generation. Together, the EDD 2018 Team and session organisers selected 16 young people from across the world who have demonstrated their expertise and leadership on one of the EDD 2018 topics. The Young Leaders will be invited to Brussels to share their projects and experiences, as well as to engage with delegations from governments and international organisations.

Click here to access the Young Leaders Programme page.

EDD 2018 Young Leaders Programme

Following the success of the previous editions, EDD 2018 will once again host the Young Leaders Programme, inviting exceptional youth representatives to speak in the high-level panels of the forum and bring fresh perspectives from the new generation. Together, the EDD 2018 Team and session organisers selected 16 young people from across the world who have demonstrated their expertise and leadership on one of the EDD 2018 topics. The Young Leaders will be invited to Brussels to share their projects and experiences, as well as to engage with delegations from governments and international organisations.

Click here to access the Young Leaders Programme page.

EDD 2018 Young Leaders Programme

EDD 2018 Young Leaders Programme

Following the success of the previous editions, EDD 2018 will once again host the Young Leaders Programme, inviting exceptional youth representatives to speak in the high-level panels of the forum and bring fresh perspectives from the new generation. Together, the EDD 2018 Team and session organisers selected 16 young people from across the world who have demonstrated their expertise and leadership on one of the EDD 2018 topics. The Young Leaders will be invited to Brussels to share their projects and experiences, as well as to engage with delegations from governments and international organisations.

Click here to access the Young Leaders Programme page.

The EDD Global Village is an exciting platform featuring stands that showcase successful projects and ground-breaking reports from around the world. The village will be the focal point of the EDD 2018 venue and will serve as a crossroads for interaction, innovation and networking among participants.

EDD Global Village

The EDD Global Village is an exciting platform featuring stands that showcase successful projects and ground-breaking reports from around the world. The village will be the focal point of the EDD 2018 venue and will serve as a crossroads for interaction, innovation and networking among participants.

EDD Global Village

EDD Global Village

The EDD Global Village is an exciting platform featuring stands that showcase successful projects and ground-breaking reports from around the world. The village will be the focal point of the EDD 2018 venue and will serve as a crossroads for interaction, innovation and networking among participants.

Launched in 1992, the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize has been established with the purpose to award journalists for their exceptional work covering development. This initiative illustrates the EU’s commitment to supporting media freedom and pluralism as well as development cooperation. The Prize enables the EU to acknowledge those who contribute to the fulfilment of the priorities stated in the Agenda for Change, putting forward the political heritage of former Commissioner Lorenzo Natali. For the 2018 edition, a special thematic prize is awarded for work focused on the elimination of violence against women and girls.

Find more information on the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize.

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

Launched in 1992, the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize has been established with the purpose to award journalists for their exceptional work covering development. This initiative illustrates the EU’s commitment to supporting media freedom and pluralism as well as development cooperation. The Prize enables the EU to acknowledge those who contribute to the fulfilment of the priorities stated in the Agenda for Change, putting forward the political heritage of former Commissioner Lorenzo Natali. For the 2018 edition, a special thematic prize is awarded for work focused on the elimination of violence against women and girls.

Find more information on the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize.

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

Launched in 1992, the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize has been established with the purpose to award journalists for their exceptional work covering development. This initiative illustrates the EU’s commitment to supporting media freedom and pluralism as well as development cooperation. The Prize enables the EU to acknowledge those who contribute to the fulfilment of the priorities stated in the Agenda for Change, putting forward the political heritage of former Commissioner Lorenzo Natali. For the 2018 edition, a special thematic prize is awarded for work focused on the elimination of violence against women and girls.

Find more information on the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize.

A series of special events will shape and enrich this year's Programme. These sessions will include, amongst others, a Kapuscinski Development Lecture, the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize and the EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF) Follow-up dialogue 2018.

Special Events

A series of special events will shape and enrich this year's Programme. These sessions will include, amongst others, a Kapuscinski Development Lecture, the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize and the EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF) Follow-up dialogue 2018.

Special Events

Special Events

A series of special events will shape and enrich this year's Programme. These sessions will include, amongst others, a Kapuscinski Development Lecture, the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize and the EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF) Follow-up dialogue 2018.

For any questions related to Press/Media, please contact press@eudevdays.eu

For any questions related to Community involvement, please contact community@eudevdays.eu

For any questions related to the Programme/Submissions, please contact programme@eudevdays.eu

For any questions related to the Young Leaders Programme, please contact youth@eudevdays.eu

For any questions related to the Global Village, please contact village@eudevdays.eu

Contact

For any questions related to Press/Media, please contact press@eudevdays.eu

For any questions related to Community involvement, please contact community@eudevdays.eu

For any questions related to the Programme/Submissions, please contact programme@eudevdays.eu

For any questions related to the Young Leaders Programme, please contact youth@eudevdays.eu

For any questions related to the Global Village, please contact village@eudevdays.eu

Contact

Contact

For any questions related to Press/Media, please contact press@eudevdays.eu

For any questions related to Community involvement, please contact community@eudevdays.eu

For any questions related to the Programme/Submissions, please contact programme@eudevdays.eu

For any questions related to the Young Leaders Programme, please contact youth@eudevdays.eu

For any questions related to the Global Village, please contact village@eudevdays.eu

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