About: 2015 European Year for Development

Development Policy 17-03-2017

Extra €165m from EU for drought crisis in South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia

The EU announced on Friday (17 March) a further €165m for drought-stricken parts of eastern Africa, during a visit by Foreign Affairs chief Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Neven Mimica to Addis Ababa, the continent's diplomatic capital.
Development Policy 09-12-2015

European Year for Development scores unevenly across EU

The European Year for Development (EYD) has had an uneven success in reaching its goal – raising the awareness of Europeans about the importance of the EU development agenda. The EURACTIV network reports.

The answer to Europe’s refugee crisis lies abroad

European nations will only be able to tackle the refugee crisis by working together and addressing the roots of the problem, writes Nicholas Rutherford.
Development Policy 10-07-2015

German Development Minister: ‘Every country is responsible for its own financing’

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV Germany, Gerd Müller called on developing countries to assemble stable tax systems, while advising industrialised nations to use TTIP as an opportunity to promote fair trade.
Development Policy 07-04-2015

From farm to fork: Investing globally in food safety on World Health Day

On World Health Day (7 April), European Commissioners Vytenis Andriukaitis and Neven Mimica highlight the importance of food safety, malnutrition, and fighting health threats both in the Union and in developing countries.
Development Policy 26-03-2015

Mimica: ‘I will be the most vocal male feminist’

Development Commissioner Neven Mimica said that he would be the most vocal defender of gender equality in his work on Thursday (26 March), two days after he returned from a global forum in Addis Ababa dedicated to the role of women in politics.
Development Policy 24-02-2015

EU Development Year puts fair consumption in the spotlight

Germany and the European Commission officially kicked-off the European Year for Development 2015 with the clear message that, even in the age of globalisation, industrialised countries can also stand to benefit from good living conditions in the rest of the world. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 17-02-2015

Mogherini: EU’s development policy is not charity

Launching the European Year for Development in Madrid yesterday (16 February), the EU's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said the bloc's development policy was neither charity or a luxury but an “investment for peace and stability” around the globe. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Development Policy 15-01-2015

2015: A window of opportunity for the EU

The 2015 European Year for Development creates an opportunity for the European Union to act as a united force, contributing to the global development agenda, writes Diogo Pinto.
Development Policy 15-01-2015

A thousand aid groups launch ‘action/2015’

More than a thousand global development aid and philantropic organisations around the world launched  a campaign today (15 January) named action/2015, which is likely to be one of the largest ever launched.
Development Policy 12-01-2015

Officials adjust terrorism challenge to European Year for Development

The emotions following the Paris terrorist attacks left a mark on the messages of EU officials during the launch on Friday (9 January) in Riga of the “European Year for Development 2015”.
Development Policy 10-12-2014

Details emerge about the European Year for Development 2015

The European Union is launching the “European Year for Development 2015". The first details were disclosed during a public event held in Brussels on Tuesday (9 November).
Global Europe 10-12-2014

Malala to world leaders: ‘Do better’ in 2015

2015 must be the year the world wakes up and delivers a safer, more just future for children and young people, writes Malala Yousafzai in a letter to world leaders.
Development Policy 19-11-2014

New global development plan risks failure if it ignores young people

In 2015 – the European Year for Development – it is our responsibility as European politicians to make sure that the European Union and all EU member states ensure that gender equality, the rights of young people - especially girls - are central to discussions that will craft the new global agenda, write Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP (EPP, Finland) and Marie Arena MEP (S&D, Belgium).