15-16 JUNE 2016 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels
  • H.E. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré President of Burkina Faso will attend EDD 2016

  • Find out who will be speaking at EDD 2016

  • Want a taste of what you can expect at EDD 2016? Consult our Agenda

  • Discover the EDD Global Village

EDD 2016

EDD 2016

EDD 2016

Welcome message from Commissioner Neven Mimica (International cooperation and Development).

The European Development Days 15-16 June 2016 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Welcome message from Commissioner Neven Mimica (International cooperation and Development).

The European Development Days 15-16 June 2016 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

The European Development Days 15-16 June 2016 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Welcome message from Commissioner Neven Mimica (International cooperation and Development).

The European Development Days (EDD) are Europe's leading forum on development and international cooperation. Organised by the European Commission, the forum brings the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges.

European Development Days 2016

EDD 2016 featured speakers

  • Cecilia Malmström
    Commissioner for Trade
    European Commission
    2016, 2015
  • Her Majesty Mathilde the Queen of Belgians
    2016, 2015
  • Neven Mimica
    EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development
    2016, 2015
  • Alexander De Croo
    Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services
    Government of Belgium
    2016, 2015
  • Romain Schneider
    Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Luxembourg
    2016, 2015
  • David Nabarro
    UN Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
    2016, 2015
  • Federica Mogherini
    High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission
    2016, 2015
  • Winnie Byanyima
    Executive Director
    Oxfam International
    2016, 2013
  • Louis Michel
    Co-Chair, ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
    2016, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009
  • Tertius Zongo
    Special high-level advisor on Fragility in the Sahel Region
    African Development Bank
    2016
  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
    Executive Director
    UN Women
    2016
  • Lilianne Ploumen
    Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands
    2016
  • Miguel Arias Cañete
    Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy
    European Commission
    2016
  • Tone Skogen
    State Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs Norway
    2016
  • Julie Ward
    Member of the European Parliament
    2016
  • Isabella Lövin
    Minister for International Development Cooperation - Sweden Ministry for Foreign Affairs
    2016
  • Frans Timmermans
    First Vice-President for Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
    European Commission
    2016
  • Grete Faremo
    Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director
    United Nations Office for Project Services
    2016
  • Pierre Jacquet
    President
    Global Development Network
    2016
  • Andrus Ansip
    Vice President for the Digital Single Market
    European Commission
    2016
  • Patrick Ignatius Gomes
    Secretary General
    ACP Group
    2016
  • Ulrike Lunacek
    Vice President
    European Parliament
  • Laura Tuck
    Vice President for Sustainable Development
    The World Bank Group
    2016
  • Julia Gillard
    Chair of the Board
    Global Partnership for Education
    2016
  • Anna Zaborska
    Member
    European Parliament
    2016
  • Charles Goerens
    Member
    European Parliament
    2016
  • Karmenu Vella
    Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
    European Commission
    2016
  • Hermann Erdmann
    CEO
    REDISA
    2016
  • Johannes Hahn
    Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations
    European Commission
    2016
  • Stefan Nalletamby
    Acting Vice-President and Director for Financial Sector Development
    African Development Bank
    2016
  • Christos Stylianides
    Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management
    European Commission
    2016
  • Istvan Mikola
    Minister of State for Security Policy and International Cooperation
    Hungary
    2016
  • Yong Li
    Director General
    United Nations Industrial Development Organization
    2016
  • Jose Graziano da Silva
    Director General
    Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
    2016
  • Ambroise Fayolle
    Vice President
    European Investment Bank
    2016
  • Eric Postel
    Associate Administrator
    United States Agency for International Development
    2016
  • Alaa Murabit
    The Voice of Lybian Women
    Un Sustainable Development Goals Global Advocate
    2016
  • Nyaradzayi Gumbozvanda
    Representative of CONCORD Europe / International Board Chair, Action Aid International
    2016

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Agenda

All the EDD 2016 sessions are now online in a practical online agenda. Discover all the sessions and activities, and plan your time so that you don't miss out on any interesting debate or initiative.

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EDD Global Village

The EDD Global Village is an exciting place to discover innovative development projects, reports and initiatives from around the world. Visit the EDD Global Village to find out the projects that will be showcased and network with development actors from the field.

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Youth Participation

Youth are a driving force behind some of the most inspiring projects addressing development issues. Find out more about the 16 Young Leaders selected to speak on the high-level debates of the forum. Read more about the EDD 2016 Youth Agenda, which regroup all the sessions and stands addressing youth-related issues. Participate in a fun and interactive way through the Creative Youth Activities. Find out more how youth are getting involved.

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EU - Africa Business Forum

This year the EDD will host the 4th follow-up event of the EU - Africa Business Forum. 2 workshops focusing on Sustainable Energy and Impact Investigating will discuss the contribution and the role that private sector can play in implementing the 2030 Agenda. Discover more about this side event.

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