Global Forum / DG DEVCO

European Development Days – 2015

03 June 2015 - Belgium - Brussels - European Development Days - EDD - Illustration © European Union

The ninth edition of European Development Days (EDD) was held at Tour & Taxis on 3 and 4 June in Brussels and boasted (5,841 registrations). The headline theme under which the programme of HLPs, labs debate, project and report labs, special addresses, and press conferences took place, was ‘Our world, our dignity, our future’, the motto of the European Year for Development’.

EDD 2015 proved a successful edition on many accounts, including: an extensive programme, a lively village, attendance of leading VIPs, organisation of the Future Leaders Programme and Youth Photo Contest, strong social media presence and live reporting.

This year’s highlights included:

  • Largest participation to European Development Days since 2010
  • First time that European Development Days managed two separate youth programmes (Future Leaders, Photo Contest) with active involvement in the high-level auditorium sessions
  • Opening plenary was followed by 1,800 participants and closing panel was followed by 675 participants


Phrenos oversaw the entire conceptualisation of the EDD 2015 programme, the Youth components, the Village as well as the overall visual, press and online communication strategy. The forum’s logistical requirements prior and during the event were equally managed by Phrenos, in addition to all VIP attendees.