Global Gateway: President von der Leyen announces major event on 21-22 June

Daily News 11 / 04 / 2022

Economy - published on 13 April 2022

Source: European Commission Spokesperson’s Service

President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has announced that the 2022 edition of the European Development Days (EDD) will take place on 21 and 22 June under the
theme ‘Global Gateway: building sustainable partnerships for a connected world’. The event will bring together high-level participants from around the world to take stock of the implementation of
Global Gateway strategy
, which aims at mobilising investment in sustainable infrastructures in partner countries to create enabling regulatory frameworks globally. It will feature a series of
high-level panels around the five key themes of the Global Gateway: digital, climate and energy, transport, health, education and research. Dedicated sessions will be organised on the geopolitical
context and the need for sustainable financing streams together with specific sessions on each region. The EDD will be a hybrid event, with 2,500 participants expected to come to Brussels from
around the world and with another 10,000 taking part online. 11 Young Leaders will also come to Brussels for a dedicated programme, with each one of them being part of a high-level discussion panel
at the event. The full programme of the EDD will be made available in early May and registrations are open until 6 June. You can find more information about the event on the European Development
Days’ website and on the specific media facilities which will be
available to the international press here. The press release is available online.

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