This blog is an extension of the annual European Development Days (EDD) Young Leaders Programme which commenced in 2015. The EDD Young Leaders are widely recognised as experts in their field and are hand selected by the European Commission to represent the voice of youth on high-level sessions at the EDD, organised by the Commission, each year.

The EDD Young Leaders are a pool of extraordinary people with strong expertise and commitment to development issues. This blog was created by the young leaders and is run by alumni of the programme. It intends to promote interactive discussions, critical thought, the sharing of innovative ideas and documenting inspiring stories of youth working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Young Leaders from different editions contribute interesting content, written or otherwise, highlighting their projects and initiatives, their views on the implementation of the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda, or their experiences at EDD.

Contributions are mostly from the EDD Young Leaders, however additional and relevant contributions from other young individuals and prominent leaders are also welcomed. Content should focus on but is not limited to any of the 17 SDGs.

Please contact eddyoungleaders@gmail.com if you would like to contribute to the blog.


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