Organized by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring together the development community to share ideas and experiences that inspire innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges.
Under the title “Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind”, the 13th edition of the EDD focuses on bringing together the EU’s commitment to promote equality and shared prosperity with the 2030 Agenda. Particular emphasis is given to (i) why inequalities matter for sustainable development; understanding the structural causes of inequalities; and (iii) working better together through more effective policies to address inequalities.
In the spirit of the event’s overarching theme, the Andalusian Agency for International Cooperation for Development is organizing a Lab Debate on "The role of decentralized cooperation to address rising inequalities and leave no one behind", with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and PLATFORMA.
Based on the experience of the Region of Andalucía and other relevant actors from Europe, the session will discuss how the 2030 Agenda presents an opportunity to address shortcomings that are still inherent in development cooperation models, and to what extent such findings are applicable to the overall decentralized cooperation modality.
The main goal is to provide enough theoretical and practical elements to present how decentralized cooperation can shift from more traditional development projects into a networked and process-based approach that transcends actors, levels and sectors, directly contributing to the localization of the SDGs.
Introduction and moderation: Johannes KRASSNITZER, International Coordinator of the ART Initiative, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)