This platform builds on the annual European Development Days (EDD) Young Leaders Programme which commenced in 2015. The young participants invited at EDD 2015 were widely recognised as experts in their field and inspiring speakers at the forum. The EDD Young Leaders Programme builds a pool of extraordinary young people with strong expertise and commitment to development issues. This platform is primarily initiated and driven by Young Leaders themselves with the aim of creating interactive discussions, critical thought, innovative ideas and a documentation of progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Young Leaders from different editions contribute interesting content, written or otherwise, highlighting their projects and initiatives, their views on the implementation of the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda, or their experiences at EDD. Contributions are mostly from young leaders, however additional and relevant contributions from other young individuals and prominent leaders amongst these networks are also welcomed. Content should focus on but is not limited to any of the 17 SDGs.