2021 European Development Days
On 15th and 16th of June, Cooperatives Europe invites you to the European Development Days 2021 (EDD) for dedicated brainstorming and project lab sessions.
This year’s forum will focus more particularly on the biodiversity loss, climate change and environmental degradation as defining challenges of our generation and that require more coordinated and incisive international efforts.
The activities are organised with the support of Framework Partnership Agreement (#coops4dev) signed between the International Cooperative Alliance and the European Commission, co-signed by Cooperatives Europe.
Join our programme: #OnEarth with #coops
Youth leading the way to a greener future
15 June, 11.45-13.00 CET
Young people, as a driving force behind some of the most important development issues, are key actors in bringing new ideas and solutions to the most pressing problems due to their future-oriented perspective.
However, their involvement in different economic, political, social and environmental aspects is often limited due to lack of opportunity. In this context, the session will be built around 4 concrete successful youth-led initiatives on the topics of marine and coastal ecosystems, organic as well as fair production along with climate and just transition that prove what youth can do for a green economy and a sustainable future.
*Follow the path to the session on EDD brainstorming registration page: 15/06 - 11:45 to 13:00 | Green and circular economy | Youth leading the way to a Greener Future
The role of rural youth in the protection of marine & costal ecosystems
16 June,11.50-12.35 CET
This project lab will showcase what cooperatives are doing in order to empower young people to be at the forefront of marine and coastal ecosystems protection in Mozambiqu, through a project led by the Cooperatives Europe Development Platform (CEDP) member, We Effect, in collaboration with other CSOs and the Swedish Development Agency.
Participants will have the opportunity to understand how local young people helped to restock the degraded and unprotected coastal areas in Nampula, Mozambique, while improving the local ecosystem of crabs, shrimps and other species that nest in the mangrove. About 210 young women and men were trained in mangrove management and advocacy in order to increase their capacity to act and demand environmental rights through engagement with other members of the community.
With a focus on evidence-based results in the context of environmental rights and local engagement, the session will share the innovative, inclusive and sustainable solutions that were put in practice in order to train young women and men in mangrove management while increasing their capacity to act and demand environmental rights