The European Year for Development

The European Union flag. 2015 is the European Year for Development. Photo by: EU

Designated as the European Year for Development, 2015 is shaping up to be a decisive year for EU development cooperation and humanitarian aid.

Each year since 1983, the European Union chooses a special theme aimed at raising the awareness of European citizens and national governments of a particular issue. Events, activities and media campaigns related to the chosen topic are then held throughout the year — with some European years leading to breakthrough policy initiatives.

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