The European Development Days saw thousands of development advocates, decision-makers and practitioners in Brussels. The three main themes this year were food security, private sector development and inclusive growth.
EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, announced the results of a ‘Eurobarameter’ survey, indicating broad European support for development aid, despite the economic crisis. Commissioner Peibalgs used the findings of the survey to defend aid spending.
The Eurobarometer is based on survey results from approx. 1,000 face to face interviews with people from all EU member states.