European Year for Development 2015
“Our world, our dignity, our future”
Why a European Year for Development in 2015?
2015 is a special year as the Millenium Development Goals reach their deadline and the negotiation for the post-2015 framework will be place. As the first ever European Year deadline with the EU’s ‘external actions’, the European Year for Development 2015 (EYD2015) will provide an unparalleled opportunity to engage with citizens, to showcase the EU’s commitment to eradicating poverty wordwide. The motto of the EYD2015 is: “Our world, our dignity, our future“.
Objectives of the Eutopean Year for Development
- Inform Union citizens about the Union’s and the Menber States’ development corporation, highlighting the results that the Union, acting together with the Member States, has achieved as a global actor and will continue to achive in line with the discussions on the post-2015 framework.
- Foster direct involvement, critical thinking and active interests of Union citizens and stakeholders in development cooperation including in policy formulation and implementation.
- Raise awareness of the benefits of the Union’s development cooperation not only for the beneficiaries of the Union’s development assistance but also for Union citizens and to achieve a broader understanding of policy coherence for development, as well as to foster among citizens in Europe and developing countries a sense of joint responsibility, solidarity and opportunity in a changing and increasingly interdependent world.