European Development Days: highlights of 16/10/2012

Type: Report   Reference: I-074927   Duration: 10:05:33  Lieu:
End production: 16/10/2012   First transmission: 17/10/2012
On 16 and 17 October 2012, the 7th edition of the European Development Days took place in Brussels. This landmark annual policy event has developed into Europe’s premier forum on international affairs and development cooperation. In 2012, the headline theme was sustainable and inclusive growth for human development. This video shows the highlights of the event in presence of Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, and Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Arrival of participants and to the European Development Days (EDD) 2012 at Tour & Taxi, in Brussels (11 shots) 00:00:12
10:00:17 Arrival of a delegation by car 00:00:01
10:00:19 Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, welcoming the participants 00:00:02
10:00:22 Arrival of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, to the EDD 2012, at Tour & Taxi 00:00:04
10:00:26 Andris Piebalgs welcoming Demetris Christofias, President of Cyprus 00:00:03
10:00:30 Arrival of Macky Sall, President of Senegal, to the EDD 2012, at Tour & Taxi 00:00:05
10:00:35 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:05
10:00:40 Soundbite by Andris Piebalgs (in ENGLISH): The EDD have established themselves as a place where movers and shakers of the development world gather to exchange views and share ideas 00:00:12
10:00:52 Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH): I believe that international cooperation is not simply about money, about investing in help and change; it is also about values, about what we are. 00:00:10
10:01:02 Soundbite by Boni Yayi, President of Benin, (in FRENCH) saying that for many African countries, Europe and its Member States are major partners, privileged partners in our efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals. 00:00:14
10:01:17 Soundbite by Armando Emílio Guebuza, President of Mozambique, (in PORTUGUESE) saying that they would like to thank the European Union and other development partners for their help. They've been able to help them in their inclusive development and wealth redistribution. 00:00:21
10:01:38 Soundbite by Macky Sall (in FRENCH) saying that they have a common challenge based on their affinities, their historic and geographical proximity; how to build a bridge of opportunity between Europe and Africa? 00:00:12
10:01:50 Soundbite by Demetris Christofias (in GREEK) saying that today, more and more Europeans are forced to queue for food. Their survival has become a daily struggle due to social exclusion and poverty. They must learn from the past and end the imposition of similar economic models on developing countries. 00:00:28
10:02:19 Cutaway of pictures from Africa 00:00:04
10:02:23 Bilateral meeting between José Manuel Barroso and Macky Sall 00:00:07
10:02:30 José Manuel Barroso shaking hands with Ali Ben Bongo, President of Gabon 00:00:02
10:02:33 José Manuel Barroso shaking hands with Joyce Banda, President of Malawi 00:00:02
10:02:35 José Manuel Barroso shaking hands with Boni Yayi 00:00:05
10:02:41 General view of the conference room 00:00:06
10:02:47 Soundbite by Andris Piebalgs (in ENGLISH): But it is not about saving money, it is really about doing our job more properly and more for the benefit of the people we are trying to support. 00:00:11
10:02:58 Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, (in ENGLISH): We live in a world where disasters are more frequent and more severe. And usually when they hit, it is the most vulnerable people that pay the highest price. 00:00:10
10:03:09 Soundbite by Pascal Canfin, French Minister Delegate to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, in charge of Development, (in FRENCH) saying that they will reduce flows of agricultural surpluses from the North, which can help destroy the capacity of local producers to supply local markets. 00:00:14
10:03:23 Soundbite by Andris Piebalgs (in ENGLISH): Aid provisions can't be only obsession; it is not only the heart that you need, you also need your mind into it because the money is never enough. I think it very important to reflect how to achieve the best result in supporting poor people with minimal financial means. 00:00:20
10:03:43 Cutaway of the audience listening to the speech of Kristian Schmidt, Director for Human and Society Development at the Development and Cooperation DG of the EC 00:00:10
10:03:53 Soundbite by Kristian Schmidt (in ENGLISH): The EU wishes to move to a more strategic engagement with civil society, and the scope of the communication is global, it is not just the developing countries, it is also the neighbourhood and the enlargement countries. 00:00:13
10:04:07 Cutaways of the audience 00:00:09
10:04:16 Soundbite by Martha Chen, Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and International Coordinator of the global research-policy-action network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), (in ENGLISH): Informal work force is everywhere. It is on the streets and in open spaces. The informal workers are in the fields, pastures and forests of the world areas. A lot of them are in hotels, restaurants and offices, small workshops, unregulated factories. And a few working from their own homes. 00:00:26
10:04:42 Soundbite by Renana Jhabvala, National Coordinator at Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA), (in ENGLISH): In India, 92% of workers are in the informal economy. 00:00:06
10:04:49 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:04
10:04:54 Soundbite by Renana Jhabvala (in ENGLISH): The question is how do you save the workers from exploitation? How can they become more secure in their work, in their income? I think that is the direction in which we are going. 00:00:14
10:05:08 General atmosphere of the EDD 00:00:05
10:05:13 ECHO banner 00:00:19
10:05:33 Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH): We have, just last year alone, touched the lives of a hundred and fifty million people. Over our existence, we have been on the front line in a hundred and forty countries. 00:00:00
10:05:33 General atmosphere of the EDD 00:00:00
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