The Food Bridge vzw joined other stakeholders at the first Agenda /community meeting for the 2017 European Development Days. The theme for this year is "Investing in Development". The themes our work focus on, such as food security,agro-food,rural development, women empowerment and many more, will again be part of the EDD17 discussions.
The Food Bridge vzw at this event also raised it's concerns over the challenges external participants face, with regards to registration and having enough time to process their visas. In her response Ms Annie Martinez Alonso,Team Leader Events and Public Relations DG Devco European Commission stated that last year, they had to follow the guidlines of the security agencies. Although she stated that the same will also apply this year, however the registration process will start early enough to enable those from outside Europe be part of the event. We hope many from the developing world will take advantage of the opportunity the EDD 17 offers for networking and knowledge sharing.