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EU Development Days, 15-16 June 2016, Brussels

The EU Development Days, Europe’s leading forum on development and international cooperation, will bring together over 40,000 people to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. This year's theme focuses on the Sustainable Development Goals.

After the success of our London events, our SDG exhibition will be showing at this year's The EU Development Days event, and will take visitors upon a journey through the events that have shaped global thinking on sustainable development, provide an insight into how British Council and our partners are supporting the SDGs and an opportunity for you to offer your thoughts on how they can be achieved.

Additionally, we will be leading a debate on the role of Social Enterprise entitled Aiming to achieve the SDGs: how can we make business more Social?"  and showcasing performance of “Hip Hop Shakespeare in the Horn of Africa” which will use hip hop music and the words of Shakespeare to visualise issues of concern to youth.

Learn from future generations

Gain different perspectives of #sdgs by learning from children around the world. Visit our Schools Online website to download classroom resources on the SDGs. View our Flickr gallery to get some inspiration to represent how your students envisage we work together to build a better future.

Join the #SDGs conversation

We want to engage as many people as possible in the conversation about the #SDGs. And that includes you!

The Sustainable Development Goals represent a huge shift in thinking about sustainable development. These challenges are universal, and need action from all of us. What contribution can you make to the SDGs?

See what people are saying on social media and make your own contribution via Facebook and Twitter by using the #SDGs hashtag. 

Recent events:

The SDG exhibition

Think Global/British Council Seminar Series

SEMINAR 1: LEARNING FOR ACTION - BRINGING THE SDGS TO LIFE

This first seminar, timed to coincide with our SDG exhibition, examined a global initiative to raise awareness of the goals; looked at the conditions that need to be in place for behavior to change; looked at London initiatives to engage schools with the goals; and finally, heard from a London school working with an international partner on a goals focused project. 

SEMINAR 2: EDUCATION FOR THE SDGS - A CRITICAL ROLE FOR GLOBAL SKILLS

In this second seminar we looked at various different initiatives that are underway to support teachers and students to develop these skills, and some of the challenges and barriers that lie ahead.

SEMINAR 3: PUTTING GLOBAL SKILLS AT THE CENTRE OF OUR WORKPLACES

The skills and behaviours that underpin success with the Sustainable Development Goals are also highly valued by employers around the world. They are seen as essential skills for the 21st century. This final seminar in the series looked at how the UK’s young people are being prepared for life and work in a global world.