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18 Jan - 21 Jan


Water and Beyond: EU transformative approaches for international partnerships

Organised by DG INTPA


You are cordially invited to attend the high-level event ‘Water and Beyond: EU transformative approaches for international partnerships’ that will take place on 18-21 January 2021.

‘Water and Beyond’ will deliver insights on how to strengthen transboundary cooperation, build broader partnerships and trigger water investments in support of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. It will lay the groundwork for applying the European Union Priorities for International Partnerships in the water sector and will make the link with programming and the Team Europe approach.

This high-level event is hosted by the European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships and the Government of Slovenia, with the support of the Government of Portugal as the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It is addressed to policy-makers, decision-makers and stakeholders who can contribute to ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

The event will take place over four consecutive days, with high-level panels, thematic sessions and networking opportunities to facilitate contacts between participants with common interests who wish to foster ongoing or future cooperation.

Key speakers will include the EU Commissioner for Crisis Management, the Slovenian Minister for Development, the Portuguese Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Special Envoy for International Water Affairs for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, the Associate Director for WASH at UNICEF, the UNECE Executive Secretary and the CEO of Water and Sanitation for All.

We invite you to see to the full list of speakers.

Simultaneous translation will be available in English and French.

Register by 14 January. More info: