The European Development Days (EDD) are Europe’s leading forum on international cooperation and development. The forum brings the development community together to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire innovative solution and new partnerships for the world’s most pressing challenges.
This eleventh edition will focus on the international community’s strategic response to the most pressing global challenges of the day, with a particular emphasis on the engagement of the private sector as a major partner in economic development.
EDD 2017 aims at promoting a new global strategy for sustainable development, focused on a balanced approach between the three components of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. EDD 2017 builds on the objectives of the 2030 Agenda and on the European Commission's proposal for a new European Consensus on Development. Investing in Development is the focus of this year’s forum, highlighting the importance to increase and improve investments with the objective of achieving inclusive and sustainable growth and creating decent jobs for all.
The objectives are:
-to discuss strategies & approaches to respond to the most pressing current global challenges;
-to translate the Agenda 2030, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, COP 21 into policies.
Under the main thread of Investing in Development, the EDD 2017 agenda will be framed under three major themes emerging as key priorities in today’s current context: Investing in People and Planet, Investing in Prosperity and Investing in Peace and Partnerships.
The three themes are equally important, interrelated, indivisable and interconnected. Sessions at EDD 2017 must adopt an integrated approach when addressing specific topics, to highlight the interlinked nature of the new sustainable development approach.
The EDD 2017 programme will include auditoria and lab debates, brainstorming sessions, and project and report presentations. The forum will also feature a Global Village to showcase successful practices. Additionally, EDD 2017 will host a variety of activities under the EDD 2017 Youth Agenda to encourage greater youth participation.
Governments, international organisations, civil society, donors, the private sector, young leaders and individual players.
"...Through a an ambitious, new and collective European development policy, we need to defend and promote a model of global prosperity that is truly shared and inclusive. We must mobilise all means at our disposal, including the potential of the private sector, to honour the commitments we made to the international community in 2015 and deliver in an integrated manner on the Sustainable Development Goals." Commissioner N. Mimica Towards an European Consensus on Development
Cómo contribuir al cumplimiento del objetivo 5 desde la planificación local?
Everybody’s talking about resilience, but does anyone know how to apply it? Here are seven principles to help you along the way
¿Cuáles tendencias en las cadenas de suministro aportan a la responsabilidad social, a las innovaciones y a la sostenibilidad?
What can you do to integrate the SDGs to your life?
Local 2030 explainer video and citizen lobbying toolkit?
Suriname starts Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals: SDGs GI YU, SDGs GI MI, SDGs GI WI ALA, GI WAN BETRE TAMARA!
CNM shares its first-hand experience on localizing the SDGs in Brazil with Cabo Verdean municipalities
Videos from Seoul: Achieving Accountability and Transparency in the Public Construction Sector
The Proactivists Inspire Hundreds Across Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Asia in 2015
Want sustainable urban development? It’s time for Local Agenda 2030
Defining, agreeing and contrasting the basis of a White Paper on Democracy and Citizenship for Euskadi
In Ghana UN Volunteers embark on community advocacy on the SDGs
Academic discourse on opportunities and challenges for Small States in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Flemish municipalities work towards integrating the SDGs in their local policies
Accountability Systems for Measuring, Monitoring and Reporting on Sustainable Cities Policies in Latin America
Saint-Brieuc Agadez cooperation and for access to basic health care for the population
A Platform for Sustainable Harmony: The Give First Initiative
How Baltimore is using the Sustainable Development Goals to make a more just city
The city of Bayonne (France) chose the eco-solidarity water tariff
Bioloos: Eco-friendly Sustainable Sanitation
ALBI (FRANCE) AND FOOD SELF-SUFFICIENCY, AMBITION OF A GREEN CITY!
France strengthens its commitment to achieve a sustainable and inclusive local development
The Brazilian National Confederation of Municipalities will represent local voices in the newly established SDGs National Commission
Sao Paulo and the multidimensional implementation of the SDGs at a regional level
Argentina launches a new platform to connect businesses with ODS
The Basque Government launches education strategy for social transformation (H) ABIAN 2030
Sixty young leaders to localize the SDGs in more than 50 cities through the Local Pathways Fellowship, UN SDSN Youth program
UCLG held the first Training Module on the Localization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
An ambitious new program aims to support Regional Governance and Local Economic Development in Mauritania
Barcarena, Brazil includes SDGs in their planning mechanisms
In Mâcon (France), from the heat network to the global energy strategy
Report highlights role of local and regional governments in implementing and monitoring the SDGs
POLICY TRANSFER PLATFORM: access case studies from cities around the world in less than 10 seconds!
Three ways to ‘localize’ financing for sustainable urban development
SDG10: DALIT YOUTH & YOUTH WOMEN IN COMMUNITY RADIO: THE BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA FOR REDUCING INEQUALITY OF VOICE POVERTY IN BANGLADESH
How cities in Southeast Asia are acting on the SDGs ahead of their national governments
Flanders regional government reiterates its commitment towards achieving the SDGs with its development cooperation strategy
The Province of Napo in Ecuador initiates the process of prioritization of strategic ODS
The SDG Territory Ecuador project
The localization of the SDGs: Implementing the SDGs in Colombia, Indonesia, and Kenya
Play the simple part: connecting the SDGs and our communities
At the 4th World Forum of Local Economic Development, local development, sustainability and civil society leaders shared their creative ideas and practical solutions to achieve a sustainable world
Dialogue between Ibero-American and African networks of local and regional governments on SDGs localization
Sustainable Antioquia: A collective action path towards the location of the SDGs
Building neighborhoods: starting from the local level, Madrid works towards the attainment of 2030 Agenda
Valencia concludes the first meeting of regions with the commitment of governments to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
UN DAY in Paris : Engaging youth to support the Sustainable Developement Goals
Athens Marathon – UNRIC cooperation for the UN@70 and SDGs promotion
Nearly 500 people participated in the XII Ibero-American Congress on "A Territorial Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals"
Achieving a sustainable urban America: SDSN tracks the status of SDG implementation in US cities
SE LANZÓ EN ARGENTINA LA RED DE PARLAMENTOS LOCALES EN ODS
Local and regional actors share visions and strategies for the localization of the SDGs in Guinea
Countries from the Commonwealth of Nations share their vision on how to transform the Global Goals into concrete action
Mesa Redonda| Localizando los ODS. Transformando los Objetivos globales en realidades locales y regionales
One Young World 2017: My Takeaways as a Delegate and Sustainability Professional
Launch of the second ODS localization learning module within the framework of the Mercocities Summit
Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN calls for the scale-up of localizing the SDGs
Spanish local and regional governments are driving the localization process
Grupo Parlamentario por la Erradicación de la Pobreza y el Cumplimiento de los ODS - ECUADOR
Valencia, the Basque Country and Jalisco awarded with the II Regional Best Practices Award
UNDP's perspective on Localizing the Implementation of the SDGs at World Bank High level seminar
Lancement des rapports de localisation des ODD dans 4 provinces de la République démocratique du Congo
Sensibilisation des gouvernements locaux à la localisation des ODD en Afrique de l'Ouest
Localizing the SDGs: Local economic development and gender diversity
The Greek mayors support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals
How to implement the Sustainable Development Goals at the local level in Benin?
The “Ficha Limpa” (Clean Record) Campaign of the 2030 Agenda
Students in Nea Ionia, Greece have Goals: The 17 UN Goals for Sustainable Development.
Puerto Montt anima una reflexión en torno a los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible
Technical Secretariat of the SDGs of Costa Rica and UNDP support methodology for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals
GOLD V Report to inform about the localization of the SDGs at the local and regional level
French decentralized cooperation in favor of achieving the SDG5
Intermediate Cities of Latin America towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
What are the current and emerging challenges to building sustainable and resilient societies and what actions can be taken, especially at the local level to address these challenges?
Localization of the SDGs in Algeria: strengthening local capacities for inclusive local development
Seoul City Announces its plan to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
The Lehendakari presents the Euskadi Basque Country 2030 Agenda, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
“Think Globally, Act Locally” Conference For Empowering Local Govts Concludes Successfully
Athens, Greece has 17 additional goals. The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
National Council for Development and French International Solidarity: territories at the heart of the debate
Pará, Brazil, hosts a workshop on localizing the Sustainable Development Goals
Youth and Sustainable Development
The second phase of the project Localizing the SDGs in Brazil was launched today
From global to local: supporting sustainable and resilient societies in urban and rural communities
Local economic development as a vehicle to localize the SDGs
Social and Solidarity Economy to localize the SDGs: the maps of SocioEco
2nd Child Street Festival of Art and Acceptance , Attica, Greece
We have a Goal! We spread the SDG's in our neighborhood and our town! 1st Primary School Nea Ionia, Attica, Greece
Gender priorities are part of the domestic and cooperation policies of Spanish regions
New York City is the first city in the world to submit a Voluntary Local Review to the HLPF
Regional governments report their efforts for the territorial implementation of the 2030 Agenda
Sustainable Development Goals Report on Cities - Launch of SDG City Reports on Shimokawa, Toyama, and Kitakyushu
2018 high-level political forum: the territorialisation of the SDGs, in global engagement of local authorities and strongly elected French elected representatives (9-18 July 2018, New-York)
Social and Solidarity Economy for the SDGs: Spotlight on the Social Economy in Seoul
How the civil society is organized in Brazil for the location of the SDGs: charter, organizational model and form of work.
Sharing learnings on Bristol’s experience of localising the Sustainable Development Goals
Good Practices, Success Stories and Lessons Learned in SDG Implementation - Call for Submissions
Local and Regional Governments’ 2nd Report to the HLPF: Towards the Localization of the SDGs
Madrid, Montevideo, La Paz, Sucre and Praia share their localization strategies for the 2030 Agenda
Scaling government innovation in Georgia: the case of Rustavi
Mapping the Sustainable Development Goals in German municipalities
The very first Week of the Sustainable Municipality: more than 80 Flemish municipalities participate!
Raising awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals in the neighborhoods of Praia, Cabo Verde
Chad converts SDG targets and prepares Roadmap for domestication and localization
Sucre begins the process of Integration of SDGs into Municipal Integral Planning
Quito develops its communication strategy of the Sustainable Development Goals
The municipality of Ouled Ben Abdelkader lays the foundations to build a shared vision of the territory for the future
UN Youth of Finland, Children’s Foundation for the Year of Independence (ITLA) and the City of Hämeenlinna launch a cooperation project for the SDGs
The City of Los Angeles announces partnership with Occidental College to advance Sustainable Development Goals
UCLG Regions supports the Provincial Council of Guipúzcoa in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda
The III Good Practices Award goes to Antioquia, Nariño, Trentino, Barcelona and Catalonia
[OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS] Good practices, success stories and lessons learned in SDG implementation
UN-Habitat and Colab launch a mobile app for open public consultation on living conditions in Brazilian cities
The University of Piraeus celebrates the UN Day and calls for the localization of the SDGs
How are Flemish municipalities already working on SDG localization?
Recognition of the Confederation of Private Employers of Bolivia to the Autonomous Municipal Government of La Paz
Putting into practice the new Learning Module 2 about territorial planning to achieve the SDGs! Now in Santiago de Chile!
Mauritania: New regional presidents commit to further localization of SDGs through regional planning
The Seville Commitment: putting ´Local Action´in the center of the global development agenda
Consolidating the local-global movement to enhance the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
Meeting in Madrid to build Peaceful and inclusive cities within the framework of the localization of the Sustainable Development Goals
1st OECD Roundtable on Cities and Regions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Integrated approach to support the localization of the 2030 Agenda by subnational governments in Mexico
Guatemala: National Priorities for the Development of Territories
Closing and final declaration of the 3rd Regional Forum of Local Economic Development (LED)
Accelerating the achievement of the SDGs at local level: the case of the Regional Strategic Plan for Oé-Cusse
The role of decentralized cooperation to address rising inequalities
Helsinki first European city to present the Sustainable Development Report to the UN
Strategic Plan City of Seville 2030
New guidance document presents towns and cities with 15 pathways to localise the SDGs
The Deshpande Foundation Hubbali Sandbox: Innovation and Relevance for Impact
Agreement for sustainable development in Lombardy
Cities for Global Health: Collective responses to global health emergencies
Capital Locast: Why Local Government Finance is Essential to the COVID-19 Response -
Local 2030 response to COVID-19
Carnegie Mellon University Completes Voluntary Review of Sustainable Development Goals
Liverpool City Region To Rebuild Visitor Economy With Sustainability At Core
Results 5th version Index of Social Progress of Cities- IPS Cities 2021
Enabling multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable development at the local level
The first ever Local2030 Coalition Steering Committee Meeting was held in New York City
Multilevel perspectives on SDG localization in the Eastern Partnership
From ECOSOC Youth Forum to International Youth Day, Building a Sustainable Village and Creativerse