Final EDC 2020 Event: Shaping Europe's Global Role


Brussels, 10.02.2011


European Development Cooperation to 2020 Project (EDC 2020)

Presenting the results of three years of research.

Summary and objectives
The final conference of the European Development Cooperation to 2020 project (EDC 2020) examined the current opportunities and challenges for European development cooperation (European Union and its member states). One can expect that the EU’s and member states’ approach to poverty and ‘traditional development’ is changing. Aid and development policy will be increasingly integrated in ‘foreign policy’.

In this context, lead researchers from the EDC 2020 project presented the results of three years of research on three game changers for European Development Cooperation: (i) New Actors, (ii) Energy and (iii) Climate change. They engaged with key European policy makers in a debate on the following questions:

  1. What are the key challenges for European development cooperation?
  2. How does the Lisbon Treaty reshape European development cooperation?
  3. What should be the EU development policy objectives in the next decade?
  4. How can European Development Cooperation help shape Europe’s role on the global stage?

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