CONCORD took part in several events at this years European Development Days.

CONCORD is pleased that we positioned European NGOs in many key events this year at the European Development Days that took place on 26-27 November in Brussels.
Highlights included an open brainstorming discussion on the Political Narrative process which saw a packed room debate ideas on how to change the development sector. You can catch up on the debates by listening to the Podcast here
A key panel on women’s empowerment post-2015 saw CONCORD President Joanna Maycock take centre stage alongside the Jamaican President Portia Simpson-Miller, the Liberian Minister Julia Duncan-Cassell as well as representatives from the United Nations and the European External Action Service. You can watch the panel in full in the video player shown below.
Policy Coherence for Development was also placed firmly on the agenda with two events that saw Board Member Rilli Lappalainen and outgoing Director Olivier Consolo promote CONCORD’s report and position on making EU policies more coherent with development objectives.
A high level panel event alongside the French Development Minister Pascal Canfin, and other leading speakers also saw CONCORD present, with a discussion on “mobilising all resources for development”.
Members also had a strong profile at the event, with several stands and panel discussions on issues such as youth empowerment, climate change, food security and more.
You can find text and video summaries (of the auditiorium panels) on the dedicated EU Dev Days website.
Below please find a selection of CONCORD events and speeches.
To get the summary and photos of click the event title.

Women’s empowerment post-2015 



(Speaker: CONCORD President Joanna Maycock – panel co-organised with EEAS)


A new story for development by and for all? 



How can DEAR better support the new Global Development framework?

(Speaker: incoming CONCORD Director Seamus Jeffreson)





Strengthening the role of the private sector in achieving inclusive and sustainable growth

(Speaker: Ad Ooms, CONCORD Private Sector Taskforce Chair) 



Multidimensional poverty post2015

(Speaker: Tanya Cox  Chair of CONCORD/Beyond 2015  European Taskforce. Lab organised by OECD)


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Policy Coherence for Development
(Speaker: outgoing CONCORD Director Olivier Consolo. Lab organised by EuropeAid)


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How to better mobilise all resources for development?


(Speaker: outgoing CONCORD Director Olivier Consolo. Panel co-organised by French for Development Cooperation, FERDI, Japanese Int Cooperation Agency and CONCORD) 

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Global Food Security & Policy Coherence for Development
(Speaker Rilli Lappalainen CONCORD Board)