Applications open to debate at global development conferenceWatch
Young people from around the world, aged 21 to 26 are invited to join the debate on the future of international development cooperation at the next edition of European Development Days (EDD 2016).Europe’s leading forum on global development cooperation will take place in Brussels on 15th and 16th June.
The European Commission will select 16 youth representatives based on their skills, experience and commitment to development issues. They will be invited to participate in EDD 2016’s high-level panels on subjects of their expertise, where they will share their experiences and ideas with key development stakeholders, policymakers and participants.
The online application for the Young Leaders Programme is open from the 1st of February until the 18th of March. Applicants will need to submit a two-minute video explaining why they should be chosen to speak on one of the EDD 2016 topics.
Applications will be received via the EDD 2016 website: www.eudevdays.eu/young-leaders
This year’s forum – Sustainable Development Goals in Action: Our World, Our Dignity,Our Future – will focus on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the heart of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To achieve the SDGs, the international community will have to include young people as they work together to build a more sustainable future.