Civil Society Media Seminar: Communicating European Development Policy

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Opening speech of Georges Dassis, President of EESC, during the "Civil Society Media Seminar: Communicating European Development Policy"

 

Development policy should aim to strengthen developing countries' economies so that they can generate sufficient revenue and create jobs, improve health standards, provide children and adults with education, and prevent marginalisation.

Development aid is a form of investment: it is investment in the future of developing and developed countries. And as development aid is so universal and so globally important, it needs to have the right communication strategy

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Speech at Civil Society Media Seminar