Second day of the European Development Days 2018

Second day of the European Development Days 2018


The 12th European Development Days (EDDs), which started yesterday in Tour & Taxis in Brussels, are continuing today with a number of high-level events and informative panel discussions. The many speakers and participants are holding discussions on this year's EDDs theme, notably how to empower women and girls to shape sustainable development.  

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica will sign, together with President of Liberia George Weah, a new support package for the country, which will support it in securing public investments to provide basic services, promoting sustainable development and inclusive growth in the country.

At 14:30 Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides will deliver a keynote speech on the Call to Action and eradicating gender-based violence in emergencies. Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan will speak about ways to empower women and girls for a thriving rural economy.

Commissioner for Communication Networks Content and Technology Mariya Gabriel will address the participants of the EDDs about the role of women and girls in digitalisation

Among other activities, the Lorenzo Natali Prize was awarded to a number of journalists for their outstanding reporting on development. Furthermore, the EDDs will welcome for the second time the Pan-African Masters Consortium in Interpretation and Translation (PAMCIT). The PAMCIT programme plays a vital part in increasing gender balance in interpreters' and translators' professions, and thereby improving women's access to high quality and sustainable jobs.

All speeches and high-level panels will be broadcasted here.

Join the conversation on Twitter under the hashtags #EDD18 #shEDDs. 

(For more information: Carlos Martin Ruiz De Gordejuela – Tel.: +32 229 65322; Christina Wunder – Tel.: +32 229 92256)