Youth at the European Development Days 2015 (06/03/2015)

The European Commission is inviting young people to participate in this year’s edition of European Development Days 2015, in Brussels on 3-4 June, and we would appreciate if you could spread the word, by posting these opportunity on your social media channels, and including them in any communication with civil society and youth in your country.

Here are two brief descriptions, that you can use in your channels:

Future Leaders Programme - A call to all Future Leaders

Young people actively contribute to the fight against poverty on a daily basis through innovative projects and initiatives. The European Commission wants to recognise this contribution and put their achievements in the spotlight: EDD15 will invite 12 extraordinary young people ages 21-26 to speak in high-level panels on a topic they are passionate about, alongside other global leaders.

How to apply: Candidates should submit their applications on the Future Leaders page ( before the 18th March 2015. More information on the application process can be found here .

Promotional packages: In order to spread the word more effectively, promotional packages are at your disposal on in English, French and Spanish, including banners, social media posts and web releases in each language.

Photo Contest 'Our Future is on the Table'

EDD15 is also launching a Youth Photo Contest on the relationship between food and sustainable development. Young people ages 15-25 from all over the world are invited to submit photos and a short story to explain their vision of how food affects our future in three different categories: environment, society or economy.

The six talented finalists, one per continent, will win an all-expenses paid trip to Brussels to attend EDD15, where their photos will be displayed.

How to apply: The contest is hosted on EuropeAid’s Facebook Page. The final deadline for submissions is 10 April and finalists will be announced on 22 April 2015.

Promotional packages: In order to spread the word more effectively, promotional packages in English, French and Spanish are at your disposal on