Register to PLATFORMA-Europeaid InfoPoint Lunchtime Conference: « Cities & regions: engaging citizens in Global Sustainable Development »
PLATFORMA will mark its contribution to the Global Day to #act4SDGs by presenting the 4th edition of the European Days of Local Solidarity (EDLS) at Europeaid InfoPoint Lunchtime Conference « Cities & regions: engaging citizens in Global Sustainable Development » on Wednesday 25 September 2019, 12:30-14:00.
25 September marks the 4th anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development including its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets by Heads of State and Government at a special UN summit.
PLATFORMA is inviting its partners and stakeholders to exchange on the contribution of cities and regions to EU citizens’ awareness about global development issues.
It is an open discussion with EU representatives, Civil Society Organisations and their associations in Europe, the educational sector, among others, on how to better engage citizens in global development.
Fabienne Van den Eede, Deputy Head Unit DEVCO B1- Gender Equality, Human Rights and Democratic Governance
Anna Lixi, Team Leader Local Authorities Unit DEVCO C5- Cities, Local Authorities, Digitalisation, Infrastructures
Marta Marín, Delegate of the Basque Country to the European Union
Saskia van Driel, Officer at International department of Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities
Laia Vinyes, Project Officer, PLATFORMA
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(updated on 01/10/19)
The Infopoint session showcased concrete results of development education and awareness raising campaigns on development cooperation ran by local and regional governments (Euskadi) or their associations (VVSG). The opening words of units B1 (DEAR Programme) and C5 (cities and SDGs) of DG DEVCO acknowledged the key role of cities and regions to inform and mobilise citizens, while the Secretariat presented the EDLS 2019 edition and received positive feedback from a full-room of Brussels-based stakeholders including CSOs and European commission officials.
Watch the video of the event.