The EU Global Diaspora Facility (EUDiF) has announced that the third edition of its annual flagship conference – Future Forum will take place on 17 to 18 October 2023 in Brussels, Belgium.
The 2023 edition will provide a unique multi-stakeholder collaboration space to networkwith actors across sectors and regions; debate partnership practices and lessons learned; and celebrate diaspora engagement for development.
Over one-day and a half, the Future Forum will gather about 150 participants representing the diverse diaspora development ecosystem to engage in a variety of interactive sessions as well as an evening networking event.
Following the first two editions online, this year will finally bring the community together in person to explore the lifeblood of diaspora engagement – partnerships.
Attendance at the 2023 Future Forum is limited to 150 people in order to maximise experience sharing and networking. To ensure balanced participation across regions and stakeholder types, EUDiF invites all actors to express their interest to attend the conference by 7 April 2023.
Following a selection process, personal invitations will be sent.
Sponsorship to cover the costs of travel and accommodation will be available for a limited number of representatives of diaspora organisations based in Europe and institutions of partner countries.
Interested parties will have to pre-register one representative per entity. Should space allow, additional representatives from a confirmed entity may be accepted closer to the date of the event.
EUDiF is working with an Advisory Committee, made up of diaspora and government representatives, to design an event that is meaningful for all members of the diaspora-development ecosystem. Moreover, everyone’s ideas and proposals to enrich the event are most welcome by contacting EUDiF directly.
Further information on the programme of the Future Forum will also be available soon on the EUDiF website.
EUDiF is a pilot project funded by the European Union’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA) under the Development Cooperation Instrument. The project runs from June 2019 until the end of 2023 and is implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).
The organisation works to consolidate efforts on diaspora engagement for development via bridging existing gaps between policy development and research, to test out concrete modes of engagement and to create a laboratory of innovative ideas and policies, based on needs and priorities.
Should you have any questions about the Future Forum, or EUDiF more generally, do not hesitate to get in touch with the team via firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the date and register for Future Forum 2023 HERE.
For more on the discussions held during the first two editions, read the conference reports:
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