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European Year for Development

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The turbulent European Year of Development 2015

Written by Clare Ferguson Undoubtedly, 2015 will be remembered more for world events ­ the Ebola crisis, the migrant crisis, the challenges of climate change, war in the Middle East and terror at home ­ than for its designation as European Year of Development. However, the Sustainable Development Goals agreed in September include many measures … Continue reading

‘Feed the world’ – the EP’s STOA Panel at EXPO Milano

Writen by Nera Kuljanic Important international actors from the scientific community, industry, civil society and politics are gathering at the World Exhibition (EXPO), which takes place from 1 May to 31 October 2015 in Milan, Italy, to discuss the agricultural, environmental and technological challenges of feeding the planet. On 8 and 9 May, MEP Mairead McGuinness, Vice-President of … Continue reading

Our world, our future – Expo Milano and the European Year for Development 2015

Written by Astrid Klaver and Tessa Tumbrägel Nearly a billion people around the world live in extreme poverty and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) estimates that 805 million people are chronically undernourished. These pressing issues are addressed at Expo Milano – which opens today – and in the context of the European Year … Continue reading

Expo Milano 2015

Written by Astrid Klaver, Maria Kollarova and Ana Martinez Juan The World Expo traditionally addresses a specific theme to demonstrate the progress achieved and showcase future prospects, with the purpose of educating the public. The Universal Exhibition ‘Expo Milano 2015 ‘ is themed ‘ Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life ‘. It will focus on the … Continue reading

EU development aid

Nearly a billion people around the world live in extreme poverty. Many more face hunger and disease or have no access to healthcare or education. Citizens recurrently turn to the Parliament inquiring about the EU’s role in supporting development in the world.  3 language versions available in PDF format FR: Aide au développement de l’Union … Continue reading

The European year for development : Women and girls

Written by Marika Lerch (Directorate-General for External Policies). Graphics and statistics by Eulalia Claros (European Parliamentary Research Service) In many developing countries women and girls are disproportionately affected by poverty and exclusion. Although the UN adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in 1979, women and girls still face … Continue reading

The European year for development: Europe in the world

Written by Manuel Manrique Gil (Directorate-General for External Policies). Graphics and statistics by Eulalia Claros (European Parliamentary Research Service) The world has changed rapidly in recent years: the rapid growth of emergent economies and the slow recovery of the European Union after the 2008-2009 economic crisis have diluted the ‘North/South’, ‘developed/developing’ divisions that sustained the … Continue reading

Le défi de la coordination des politiques européennes de développement

Written by Marta Latek Le poids que représente pour les pays en développement la gestion d’un nombre croissant de (petits) projets, combiné avec un nombre grandissant de donateurs de plus en plus divers – “la fragmentation de l’aide” – est largement reconnu comme nuisible à l’efficacité de l’aide voire à sa légitimité. Les instances internationales … Continue reading

European Year for Development 2015

Written by Marta Latek In this time of economic crisis, when Europeans are increasingly tempted to focus on overcoming their own problems, the EU invites us to look to the developing world, keeping the EP’s motto ‘Our world, our future, our dignity’ in mind. 2015 EYD – how it all started Since 1983, the EU … Continue reading

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