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European Year for Development 2015

The European Year for Development 2015 (EYD2015): Which messages do civil society actors and EU hope to get across to EU citizens? What are the actions CSOs are planning for the EYD in different EU13 countries?


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Every year since 1983 the European Union (EU) has chosen a theme that gains high publicity and focus. The aim of the European years is to raise awareness about the issue, organise cross-border events and actions, and to bring the specific topic closer to European citizens.


The year 2015 will be the European Year for Development. This policy digest will look at various aspects of the EYD. Firstly, the main issues to be discussed during the EYD will be outlined. Secondly, the messages civil society actors and EU hope to get across the union will be explored. Thirdly, civil society action plans for the year on European level will be addressed. Fourthly, practical info about EYD plans in some of the Central, Eastern and Southern European EU member states – the so called EU13 counties – will be presented.

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