European Year for Development 2015 (EYD2015)

European Year for Development 2015 (EYD2015)

The Commission has published a report on the implementation, results and overall assessment of the European Year for Development 2015. The European Year for Development 2015 was a pan-European communication campaign for which the Commission, Member States, civil society organisations and several other stakeholders joint efforts to bring development cooperation closer to European citizens. 
Join us this September and October to celebrate development cooperation on World's Best News Day! Amazing progress has been made in developing countries in areas like education, health and sanitation. With the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals we have the foundation to take it a step further and build a sustainable future for the entire mankind. Whether it's becoming more responsible consumers or supporting gender equality, we all have a part to play in fighting poverty and inequalities across the globe.
New figures show that almost nine out of ten EU citizens support development (89% - a 4 percentage point increase since 2014.) More than half say that promised levels of aid should be delivered by the EU, with a further 16% saying aid should be increased beyond what is already promised. Press release Eurobarometer factsheets
The goals of the European Year for Development included increasing the awareness of citizens about how EU development aid works, as well as how and where development money is spent. Development aid and the plight of developing countries had also been brought into focus in 2015 with the escalating migrant and refugee crisis. In this context, this survey investigates Europeans awareness of, and opinions about a range of development related topics.  
Development is about people and the European Year for Development 2015 set out to tell their stories. The European Commission published a Story of the Week every week throughout 2015 and this book is a collection of these stories. The stories are arranged across 12 thematic chapters which correspond to the 12 thematic months of the European Year.
EYD 2015 Portraits from Stories
European Year for Development 2015
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The European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission acknowledge the achievements of the European Year for Development 2015 (EYD2015) as an example of successful cooperation between the institutions of the European Union, the Member States, civil society, the private sector and the wider development community.
The European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission acknowledge the achievements of the European Year for Development 2015 (EYD2015) as an example of successful cooperation between the institutions of the European Union, the Member States, civil society, the private sector and the wider development community.

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