FEST and the African Diaspora Network (ADN) have been selected to conducted a Lab Session during this year’s European Development Days (EDD15), taking place at Tours & Taxis in Brussels, on the 3rd and 4th June. 2015 is the European Year for Development (EYD2015) and European Development Days will be its flagship event, with the theme of Our world, our dignity, our future. All participants will address issues such as the conditions for creating sustainable growth, the promotion of universal and fundamental rights, or how greater cooperation among all actors can help to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. On this regard, participants will be invited to debate, solve (brainstorm) and share best practices.
EDD15 is free of charge and there are no limits to the number of delegates from each organisation. Our goal is to make EDD this June the most inclusive edition yet.
Concretely, FEST and the African Diaspora Network will present the topic Culture and Development: How to leverage the benefits of culture for sustainable development? on the 3rd June between 18:00 and 19:15. Our Lab Session is one of the 130 sessions included in the programme. For our session, confirmed speakers include Louis Michel, Minister of State & Member of the European Parliament & Founder of EDD; Peter Debrine, Programme Specialist in Sustainable Tourism at UNESCO and Ola-Dele-Kuku, award-winning architect and artists. Silvia Barbone, FEST’s Executive Director will be talking about how tourism is crucial to culture and sustainable development while also talking about how PM4SD can help implement sustainable development.
The EDD15 is expected to be attended by +5000 people. Join us at the EDD15, Europe’s most important forum on development. Register until 14 May at www.eudevdays.eu/user.
For the latest updates on this joint initiative, you can follow FEST on twitter at @pm4sd and the African Diaspora Network at @AdnBelgium. You can get involved by using the hashtags #EDD15 and #EDD15Culture.
See you at the EDD15!