This European Commission’ event took place in Brussels (Belgium) on the 21 & 22 of October of 2015 in the framework of the European Year of Development 2015. It succeeded in gathering together around 180 participants from all 28 EU Member States.

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, gave a keynote speech and attendants also enjoyed the intervention of other remarkable figures such as Lotte Knudsen (Director for Human Development and Migration, EC) or Seamus Jeffreson (Director of CONCORD).

The Fair aimed at exposing DEAR (Development Education & Awareness Raising, a programme of the EU) projects work and resulted in a fruitful networking experience between the different stakeholders.

Nikos Gamouras, Project Manager of LADDER, presented the innovative approach of the project during a parallel workshop happening on the first day of the Fair. Together with other DEAR Project Managers, he underlined the role of Local Authorities in the implementation of this Program’s objectives.