ALDA at the Enlarged stakeholder meeting of the EYD 2015
ALDA was among the stakeholders participating in the meeting promoted by the DG Development and Cooperation of the European Commission on the implementation of the European Year for Development, held in Brussels last Thursday, 9 December.
The meeting gathered together representatives of the European institutions and key stakeholders in the development field such as FAO and CONCORD and was an occasion to get to know more and debate on the next steps of the implementation of the flagship activities planned in 2015 as well as on the EYD visibility campaign.
Particular focus was given on involving all level of governance, given the decentralisation trend within and outside the EU, on addressing young people as main target group and on promoting storytelling as a successful means to raise awareness on development issues in a more effective approach.
The event was also an opportunity to have a better understanding of the 2015 calendar and get a wide range of stakeholders aboard. Key meetings were confirmed: the open conference in Riga on 9 January under the Latvian presidency, the gender event on 4th March, the Assisses of decentralised cooperation and the European Development Days in Brussels respectively on 1-2 and 3-4 June, as well as the final conference on 8 December in Luxembourg under the next presidency.