On 14 April, the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council gave the green light to designate 2015 as the European Year for Development. The motto of the year will be “Our world, our dignity, our future”. ALDA welcomes this achievement.

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The European Year for Development 2015 would be the first designated to a global theme. European years have been designated since 1983. 2015 is the year of expiry of the Millennium Development Goals, with many European Union states falling off track on anti-poverty aid targets.

The 2015 European Year of Development is a CONCORD initiative that was taken up, supported and co-developed by the EESC, the European Parliament and by Mr. Barroso, the president of the European Commission.

Marco Boaria, Responsible of ALDA Resources Unit, is a member of the Steering Committee of CONCORD Taskforce for EYD 2015. ALDA will be particularly involved in bridging 2013, the European Year of Citizen, which is continuing in 2014 with the implementation of the recommendations drafted, to 2015. ALDA’s work to promote citizens’ participation and good local governance is crucial to ensure sustainable development worldwide.

On 14 April, the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council gave the green light to designate 2015 as the European Year for Development. The motto of the year will be “Our world, our dignity, our future”. ALDA welcomes this achievement.

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The European Year for Development 2015 would be the first designated to a global theme. European years have been designated since 1983. 2015 is the year of expiry of the Millennium Development Goals, with many European Union states falling off track on anti-poverty aid targets.

The 2015 European Year of Development is a CONCORD initiative that was taken up, supported and co-developed by the EESC, the European Parliament and by Mr. Barroso, the president of the European Commission.

Marco Boaria, Responsible of ALDA Resources Unit, is a member of the Steering Committee of CONCORD Taskforce for EYD 2015. ALDA will be particularly involved in bridging 2013, the European Year of Citizen, which is continuing in 2014 with the implementation of the recommendations drafted, to 2015. ALDA’s work to promote citizens’ participation and good local governance is crucial to ensure sustainable development worldwide.