A hundred of events are on the European Days of Local Solidarity agenda this year!
Between 15 and 30 November 2021, cities and regions in Belgium, France, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands and Spain are organising physical and online activities to raise awareness on decentralised cooperation and local solidarity at the global level.
Health, childhood, fairtrade, activism, migration and refugees, gender equality, human rights… these are what development cooperation and solidarity are all about. Join one or several of the 100 EDLS activities (exhibitions, concerts, webinars…) and discover what your city or region is concretely doing to tackle the challenges of global sustainable development.
During the EDLS, cities and regions co-organise events to connect with and learn about other communities in the world and raise citizens’ awareness on the interdependencies between our societies. From COVID-19 to climate change, no nation or territory is big enough to face these global challenges alone.
A pan-European initiative
The European Days of Local Solidarity (EDLS) are an annual 2-week campaign run by European cities and regions committed to inform and mobilise their citizens on global solidarity and sustainable development issues. Launched in 2016, the EDLS are coordinated by PLATFORMA, the pan-European coalition of local and regional governments, and their associations, active in town-to-town and region-to-region development cooperation. This initiative is developed under the Framework Partnership Agreement signed between CEMR-PLATFORMA and the European Commission. PLATFORMA is co-funded by the European Union.