EADI European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes

Karsten Weitzenegger is member of EADI, the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, is the leading European network in the field of development research and training.

EADI is a Europe-wide network of institutes, researchers and students of various disciplines in the field of development studies. It organises activities and offers facilities for the international exchange of knowledge and experience in the professional field. Its most prominent activity is a General Conference devoted to a topical issue every three years. The official languages of EADI are English and French.

Welcome to the EADI Blog!


  • Next EADI General Conference announced: "Solidarity, Peace, and Social Justice", 29 June - 2 July 2020
    on 29 June 2020 at 08:01

    EADI and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) announce the 16th EADI General Conference, which will be held in The Hague (Netherlands) from Monday 29 June to Thursday 2 July 2020. The conference will be hosted by the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), one of Europe’s oldest and largest centres for research and education in the field of for development studies. The conference will be combined with the Development Dialogue, the annual European conference of PhD candidates working in development studies. […]

  • Save the date: EADI Directors' Meeting 2019 in Cordoba, 17 and 18 October
    on 17 October 2019 at 07:51

    This year, our annual Directors’ Meeting will be taking place in the beautiful city of Cordoba at the Loyola Andalucía University. The event is kindly hosted by a consortium of EADI members in Spain: REEDES, Instituto Elcano, ICEI and ETEA Foundation. […]

  • EADI Webinar: Knowledge Production, Ownership and the Power of Definition: Perspectives on and from Sub-Saharan Africa, 20 May, 2pm CET
    on 20 May 2019 at 10:41

    This webinar with Henning Melber ist the third free webinar in the "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium Series", engaging with challenges that scholars and researchers face in striving for genuine research collaboration and knowledge production in a North–South interaction. He maps asymmetries in scholarly interaction generally and examines African realities specifically. […]

  • Save the dates: 7-8 November 2019 Research Communications Workshop in Bonn
    on 17 April 2019 at 10:55

    Because our first Research Communciations Workshop in 2018 was such a great success, we have decided to make this an annual event, together with our new Research Communciations Working Group. This year we will be holding the workshop on 7 and 8 November. […]

  • Our brandnew Research Communications Working Group invites new members!
    on 17 April 2019 at 10:28

    We are happy and proud to announce our latest Working Group, which is exclusively dedicated to Research Communication. The Working Group was set up as a result of our 2018 workshop for member institutes' communications experts. […]

  • EU development policy at a crossroad, without a compass? Ljubljana, 4 April 2019
    on 4 April 2019 at 07:29

    You are cordially invited to the launch workshop of our new Working Group "The European Union as a Development Actor", held at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The workshop will provide a scrutiny of the proposed Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) […]

  • EADI Webinar: Engaged Excellence in Development Studies, 19 March, 3pm CET
    on 19 March 2019 at 14:00

    This is the second webinar in our "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium" Series, and we are happy to have gained Melissa Leach and John Gaventa to present the concept of "Engage Excellence" They will share their reflections and experiences in seeking to promote positive transformative change that is strategically informed by research and knowledge. If you'd like to get a first impression, read our related blog post by Melissa Leach. […]

  • Will the Future EU Budget Water Down the Consensus on Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development?
    on 18 March 2019 at 08:49

    Blog post by Amelia Hadfield and Simon Lightfoot on the EADI blog "Debating Development Research": The European Union (EU)’s draft Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2021-27 is currently under negotiation. If approved, the EU’s development cooperation budget would increase by 30% despite Brexit. Given the possible political sensitivities around these discussions, the most recent peer review of the EU’s plans by the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) did not swerve the issue and made a number of recommendations relating to the political context of the MFF negotiations. Read mor […]

  • When the Drugs Don’t Work – Antibiotic Resistance as a Global Development Problem
    on 14 March 2019 at 10:47

    2019/02 – Dag Hammarskjoeld Foundation (DHF); research paper; Author(s): Maarten van der Heijden et al Why is there a need to address antibiotic resistance in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals? Because antibiotics play a crucial role in many more areas of life than most people imagine. However, antibiotics are starting to lose their effectiveness due to resistant infections, and the consequences will be far-reaching if decisive and rapid action is not taken globally and systematically. Antibiotic resistance seriously jeopardises the achievement of several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Therefore, antibiotic resistance must be included in the work on sustainable development, and should be seen as a strong additional reason to urgently increase the work on the Sustainable Development Goals. The Dag Hammerskjoeld Foundation has published a report on how antibiotic resistance is linked to the Sustainable Development Goals. […]

  • EADI Webinar: The Struggles of Epistemic Freedom and Decolonization of Knowledge in Africa, 12 March 3pm CET
    on 13 March 2019 at 14:00

    Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Professor and Head of the Archie Mafeje Research Institute at the University of South Africa, will give insights into his work on epistemic freedom and decolonization of knowledge in Africa. […]

  • New tender deadline: Bridge 47 - Tender for a Regional Knowledge Exchange Consultant – South-Eastern European Partnership
    on 13 March 2019 at 09:53

    The purpose of this post is three-fold. Firstly, it is to establish a regional GCE Knowledge Exchange Partnership mainly in Slovakia and Slovenia - called South-Eastern partnership - by building a network of practitioners and scholars. Secondly, it is central in organising three regional events to exchange practical and academic knowledge on GCE. Thirdly, it makes sure that ideas developed and knowledge gathered within the regional network is fed into the process of creating a massive open online course (MOOC). […]

  • Bridge 47 - Tender for a Regional Knowledge Exchange Consultant – Iberian Partnership
    on 13 March 2019 at 09:37

    The purpose of this post is three-fold. Firstly, it is to establish a regional GCE Knowledge Exchange Partnership in Spain and Portugal – called Iberian partnership - by building a network of practitioners and scholars. Secondly, it is central in organising three regional events to exchange practical and academical knowledge on GCE. Thirdly, it makes sure that ideas developed and knowledge gathered within the regional network is fed into the process of creating a massive open online course (MOOC). Download the full tender her […]

  • Social Protection in East Africa - Harnessing the Future
    on 5 March 2019 at 09:36

    2019/02 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); research paper; Author(s): Oecd This study by the OECD Development Centre is now available in open access. It identifies possible futures and explores new paths for action in six countries in East Africa – Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. It highlights seven grand challenges that confront social protection policy makers in the region and discusses which policy directions are most appropriate for tackling today’s social protection needs and preparing for those of tomorrow. A number of these challenges, such as rapid population growth and urbanisation, persistent informality, low domestic resource mobilisation and climate change, are common to sub-Saharan Africa as a whole; the methodology and approach used here will be applicable to many other countries across the region. […]

  • New Initiative on Climate Change, Sustainable Development and the Environment, first virtual session on 27 February, 4pm UTC
    on 27 February 2019 at 15:00

    In preparation of the EADI General Conference “Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice” in June 2020, our Working Group on the Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development is reaching out for topics, good ideas and new participants. […]

  • EADI Webinar: Building Development Studies for the New Millennium, 18 February 2pm CET
    on 18 February 2019 at 09:12

    The editors of the new EADI volume on "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium", Isa Baud and Elisabetta Basile, will give an introduction to the book, its contents, rationale and aim and will outline how and why the field needs to engage with new paradigms and narratives, methodologies and perspectives from the Global South. […]