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Moderator:  Conny Czymoch, independent international journalist and moderator


Thursday, 26 November 2015

13:00 - 13:30 Registration

13:30 - 14:00 Opening session

  • Introductory speech by George DASSIS, EESC President
  • Klaus RUDISCHHAUSER, European Commission, Deputy Director General, DG Europeaid

14:00 - 15:30 Panel I: The EYD2015 campaign: raising awareness, increasing engagement

Setting the scene: Irini Ivoni PARI, EESC Member, Group I

Presentation of EYD campaign – Storytelling - Highlights of the Year
  • Stina SOEWARTA, Head of unit, EC
  • Marius WANDERS, World Vision
The importance of promoting development issues on the European agenda
  • Andris GOBIŅŠ, EESC expert
EIB activities in relation to development and the SDGs
  • Heike RÜTTGERS, Head of Division, Mandate Management, EIB

15:30 - 15:45  Coffee break

15:45 - 17:15 Panel II: Communicating development: the role of civil society organisations and media

Setting the scene:  Luca JAHIER, President of Group III

How NGOs actively communicate development through their activities and networks
  • Simone POTT, Spokesperson of Welthungerhilfe, Germany
The power of pictures (and messages)
  • Jakob DALL, Photojournalist, Denmark
Journalists' perspective: reporting effectively on development issues – what works?
  • Eliza ANYANGWE, The Guardian

19:30  Networking dinner accompanied by the Janos Nadasi Trio– Doubletree by Hilton – 12 rue Jean Engling – 1466 Luxembourg


Friday, 27 November 2015

08:30-09:15 Opening session

  • Introductory speech by Luis PLANAS, EESC Secretary General
  • Romain SCHNEIDER, Luxembourg Minister of Cooperation and Humanitarian Action

09:15 –11:00 Panel III: How to communicate Sustainable Development Goals effectively

Setting the scene: Gabriele BISCHOFF, President of Group II

Communication Campaign for the new SDGs
  • Caroline PETIT, Deputy Director, United Nations Regional Information Centre
Communicating Sustainability – How can NGOs contribute to communicating the SDGs?
  • Stefania CAMPOGIANNI, Senior Communications Officer, WWF-European Policy Office
How to improve labour conditions in developing countries?
  • Marcia POOLE, Director Department of Communication, ILO
How do States communicate their development policy?
  • Joachim BEIJMO, Director Department of Communication, SIDA
  • Charles GOERENS, MEP

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 - 12:00 Closing session

  • Concluding remarks by Gonçalo Lobo Xavier, EESC Vice-President
  • Marco WAGENER, Vice-President of the Luxembourg ESC

12:00 - 13:00 Buffet lunch

13:00 End of the event




Draft programme