Global Campus of Human Rights at the European Development Days 2019 (copy)
The Global Campus of Human Rights will be present with a stand at the European Development Days (EDD) 2019 Village. The event is Europe’s premier forum for International Cooperation and Development that will take place on 18 & 19 June 2019 in Brussels.
The title of this year’s event is "Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind”, with a focus on promoting equality and shared prosperity in sustainable development and it will be structured around three main themes:
- Why inequalities matter for sustainable development
- Understanding the structural causes of inequalities
- Working better together through more effective policies to address inequalities
Within those themes, participants at EDD 2019 will discuss a whole range of issues, such as access to education and jobs, inequality of opportunity, bridging the digital divide, gender inequality, climate change, and environmental inequalities. Each year, the forum attracts more than 8 000 participants from over 140 countries worldwide, representing 1 200 organisations from the development community.
Some facts and figures about the EDD 2019 are:
- 9597 participants
- 859 VIPs
- 640 speakers and moderators
- 192 journalists
- 120 sessions
- 100 stands
As in previous years, EDD 2019 will host the Young Leaders Programme. Fifteen young people from across the world who have demonstrated their expertise and leadership on one of the EDD 2019 topics will be invited to Brussels. The Young Leaders Programme aims to ensure that young people have their say on the issues spotlighted each year. As a result, young leaders will be able to share their views and experiences with heads of states, human rights activists, business and industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs, representatives from non-governmental organisations and academics during the forum’s high-level panels.
Also, we will be attending the award ceremony for the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2019 at EDD 2019. The prize, established in 1992, rewards excellence in reporting on development issues, inequality, human rights and poverty eradication.
The Press Office of the Global Campus of Human Rights will follow up and interact with Europe Aid organisers with their online global campaign designed to make people reflect on the subject of inequalities called #ThinkTwice #EDD19.