Your #localgov guide to the #EDD17

6 June 2017

Are you going to the European Development Days? Make sure you don’t miss our stand and sessions!

The “Global Village City Hall” stand brings together local and regional governments

Discover concrete implementations of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on PLATFORMA, AIMF, CLGF, UCLG and UCLG-Africa joint stand. These 5 major associations of local and regional governments – which signed a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) in January 2015 with the European Commission – created a real City Hall right in the middle of the EDD Global Village. Discover more on our various activities stand 46 and attend our mini sessions (see below)!
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Main sessions

  • “Let’s team up for climate”, a session on partnerships for climate

Climate change has real impacts on peoples’ and communities. Climate action must therefore start at the local level. This brainstorming session co-organised by PLATFORMA and our French partners AFCCRE and Cités Unies France will establish links between local governments and NGO’s to tackle local impacts and design local strategies on climate change.
Wednesday, June 7 – 18:00 to 19:15 – B1
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  • “Yours and Mine – investing in development is everybody’s business”

PLATFORMA, represented by the Mayor of Strasbourg Roland Ries, is bringing the local government perspective on private sector involvement in development during this session on the role of public and private actors in the international arena.
Wednesday, June 7 – 16:00 to 17:30 – A3
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  • How can local authorities partner with the Fair Trade movement in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?

Meet Wouter Boesman, Policy Director at PLATFORMA, during a “Fair Trade” break at the Fairtrade International, the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO), WFTO–Europe and the Fair Trade Advocacy Office stand. He will explain how local and regional governments can work hand in hand with the Fair Trade movement in achieving the UN Global Goals.
Wednesday, June 7 – 13:30 to 14:00 – stand 14

Mini sessions on the EDD Global Village City Hall (stand 46)

  • Point of view of a Member State on the international action of local and regional governments

Meeting with Bertrand Fort, Delegate for the External Action of Local Government
How decentralised cooperation is a component of French and European external policies? Which tools are at disposal?
Wednesday, June 7 – 13:30-14:00

  • Localizing the SDGs – Learning Module 1

Introduction by UCLG
Wednesday, June 7 – 15:30-16:00

  • European Days of Local Solidarity

Presentation by Laia Vinyes Marcé, PLATFORMA
Thursday, June 8 – 10:30-10:45

  • Sustainable procurement trajectory

By Leen Van Der Meeren, VVSG/Gent
Thursday, June 8 – 12:30-13:00

  • Local Entrepreneurship – A Tool for Local Government Job Creation

By UCLG Africa
Thursday, June 8 – 13:30-14:00

  • Localizing the SDGs – Learning Module 1

Introduction by UCLG
Wednesday, June 7 – 14:00-14:30

Other sessions relevant for local & regional governments

  • The place where the battle for sustainable development will be won or lost

How can cities become inclusive and affordable drivers of economic growth and social development?
By UN Habitat, Global Task Force, Habitat III, UN
Thursday, June 8 – 10:45 to 12:00 – D1
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  • Towards a territorial approach to economic development

How to foster inclusive partnerships that can support the implementation of the SDGs?
By UNDP and Committee of the Regions
Wednesday, June 7 – 14:00 to 15:15 – D 1
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  • The role of cities in implementing the migration-related targets of the SDGs

Innovative tools and practices for cities to measure and enhance the implementation of SDG 11 and SDG 10 Target 7 at the local level.
Thursday, June 8 – 15:15 to 16:30 – S2
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