The Future Forum is the European Union’s flagship conference on diaspora engagement for development. It offers a space for dialogue, learning and celebration for the different actors in the diaspora-development ecosystem.
At the conference, we bring together diaspora organisations, partner countries, EU Member States and institutions, as well as other key players, to share inspiring practices, take stock of progress, and explore pathways for cooperation around the world.
In the first two editions of the Future Forum, we explored themes such as the future of the diaspora-development ecosystem, the role of diaspora in the green transition, youth engagement, and human capital. Over these two editions, 900 participants tuned-in to learn from the practices and insights shared by 150 speakers.
For the first time since its inception, the third edition of the Future Forum will take place in person on 17 and 18 October 2023, in the heart of Brussels, the home of EUDiF’s donor, the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA). Around 200 participants are expected to attend to explore the broad but vital theme of partnerships.
At the Future Forum, EUDiF strives to…
- Spark inclusive and dynamic practice-focused discussions
- Inform ongoing and future policies and initiatives
- Offer meaningful networking opportunities
- Showcase the potential of youth diaspora