The Global Campus of Human Rights was present with a stand at the European Development Days (EDD) 2019 Village. The event is Europe’s premier forum for International Cooperation and Development that took place on 18 & 19 June 2019 in Brussels.

The title of this year’s event is “Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind”, with a focus on promoting equality and shared prosperity in sustainable development and it will be structured around three main themes:

– Why inequalities matter for sustainable development

– Understanding the structural causes of inequalities

– Working better together through more effective policies to address inequalities

Some facts and figures about the EDD 2019 are:

– 9597 participants

– 859 VIPs

– 640 speakers and moderators

– 192 journalists

– 120 sessions

– 100 stands

As in previous years, EDD 2019  hosted the Young Leaders Programme. Fifteen young people from across the world who have demonstrated their expertise and leadership on one of the EDD 2019 topics were invited to Brussels. The Young Leaders Programme aims to ensure that young people have their say on the issues spotlighted each year. The young leaders will be shared their views and experiences with heads of states, human rights activists, business and industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs, representatives from non-governmental organisations and academics during the forum’s high-level panels.

Many prominent speakers such as Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, Jean-Claude Junker, President of the European Commission, Queen Mathilde of Belgium delivered speeches during the event.

The representatives of the Global Campus family actively participated in the event. Also, during the EDD events the attendees had the possibility to meet with the Global Campus Alumni. Our GC Caucasus 2017/2018 cohort alumna M. Khizanashvili was also present during the event.