Why do inequalities matter for sustainable development? How can we understand the structural causes of inequalities? How can we work better together through more effective policies to address inequalities? How to address the 5 “Ps” of the 2030 Agenda: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, Partnership.

The European Development Days (EDD) attract more than 8 000 participants from over 140 countries, representing 1 200 organisations from the development community. Since its launch, the event fosters a true spirit of partnership with all development actors and has been an incubator of new ideas to bring about real change towards a poverty-free, sustainable and fairer world, where everyone has the opportunity for a decent life.

The theme of the 2019 EDD “Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind” finds an echo in Convergences’ multi-actors approach and advocacy towards a 3Zero World: Zero exclusion, Zero carbon, Zero poverty. The 12th Convergences World Forum “Inequalities – Transitions – Solutions” will also shed a light on the fight against inequalities.

Mobility, education, environment, social protection and digital inclusion will be among the themes addressed during the EDD. Convergences chose to build a Lab debate session focused on financial inclusion on the first day of the EDD 2019 (June 18th at 1:30 pm). How can financial inclusion serve as a catalyst for reducing inequalities? Karel Vanderpoorten (European Commission), Gabriela Erice Garcia (e-MFP), Craig Churchill (International Labor Organisation) and Sophie Maysonnave (French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs) will answer our questions. Meet us later at our booth during the whole duration of the event.

Join us in Brussels on June 18th and 19th