European Development Days (EDD; http://eudevdays.eu/) is one of the most important and the biggest international events devoted to development assistance. The meeting has been organized annually since 2006 by the European Commission and the state that holds presidency in the second half of a given calendar year. Heads of states and governments, representatives of the EU and the UN institutions, civil society, academic circles and private sector participate in this event.
The aim of the European Development Days is to create for the interested parties, which include leading donors and main partners, an opportunity to share experiences and to discuss ways of improving effectiveness of the development assistance in order to eliminate poverty and implement the Millennium Development Goals. During debates among others the following issues are raised: democratic governance, energy security and climate changes. In the frame of a two-day event, numerous meetings, conferences and workshops take place.
On 15-16 December 2011, the European Development Days took place in Poland. This was the first time when they were organized in the East-Central Europe (read more about the event).