On 6 and 7 December, the European Commission organises the 5th edition of the European Development Days (EDDs) in Brussels, in cooperation with the Belgian Presidency of the European Union. President José Manuel Barroso will deliver a keynote speech at the opening of this major political discussion forum, which brings together current and former Heads of State and Government from Europe, Africa and rest of the world; high-level representatives of governments and international organisations; as well as development practitioners, NGOs, the media and civil society. Organised a few days after the Africa-EU Summit in Tripoli, and in parallel with the United Nations' Climate Change Conference in Cancún, the European Development Days provide a timely and focused interface for stakeholders and governments to address global challenges in an open atmosphere.
On the following website you will find the list of confirmed VIPs and the full programme, http://www.eudevdays.eu/useful_documents_en.cfm.
For journalists following the event online, the following media services will be available from the following website, http://eudevdays.eu/media_corner_en.cfm:
Web streaming (at the end of Day 1 and Day 2 replays will be available of all sessions taking place in the four main halls);
Quotes services (professional journalists will cover the High-Level Panel sessions and edit a selection of VIP quotes. Quotes will be available online 90 minutes after each session in the Media Corner/Quotes on the website);
Photos (six professional photographers will cover the main EDD events as well as bilateral meetings and interviews/debates on the TV and Radio sets. Edited photos will be uploaded to the website 90 minutes after the end of each event in high resolution, jpeg format on the Media corner/Photo coverage;
Daily audiovisual summaries (each day a four-minute, broadcast-ready audiovisual summary will be broadcast via Europe by Satellite, http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/ebs/schedule.cfm.