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.

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  • Attention Early Career Researchers: The Call for Abstracts for the 17th Development Dialogue is Open!
    on 15 January 2020 at 10:44

    Engaged Scholarship for Development: Building Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice:Invitation to PhDs and early-career researchers in development studies to share ideas on their research methodologies, findings and experiences towards solidarity, peace and social justice. Submit your abstract by 15 January 2020!

  • EADI/ISS General Conference 2020: Call for Abstracts Open!
    on 15 December 2019 at 10:46

    We are happy to announce the call for abstracts for next years EADI/ISS General Conference "Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice"! You can choose from a variety of seed and harvest panels: Seed panel (SP): Provides a platform to present work in progress and/or innovative ideas and do not necessarily require the submission of a full paper. Harvest panel (HP): Provides a space to present completed research and research findings. As final submissions vary, please read carefully what type of submission is expected after the acceptance of your abstract The call for abstracts will close on 15 December 2019. The announcement of the workshop and roundtable sessions will follow soon! To the call

  • New EADI Webinar: This land is your land, this land is my land? 12 December, 3:30pm CET
    on 12 December 2019 at 14:30

    In this webinar, Sylvia Kay and Attila Szocs will discuss their research and activism on land grabbing, with a particular focus on Romania, and the implications for political struggles over land and territories.

  • Global Citizenship Education Workshop, 12-13 December, Bratislava
    on 12 December 2019 at 10:36

    Join the Second Meeting of the EADI Bridge 27 South Easterm Europe Knowledge Exchange Partnership! The themes of the conference are intercultural competence; marginalized Roma communities in Slovakia; and media and digital literacy.

  • Emissions Gap Report 2019
    on 6 December 2019 at 11:10

    2019/11 – November 2019; Author(s): United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi The latest UNEP Emissions Gap Report reveals that, over the next decade, global emissions need to be cut by 7.6 percent every year to meet 1.5°C Paris target. According to current unconditional pledges, the world is heading for a 3.2°C temperature rise. G20 nations account for 78 per cent of all emissions, but 15 of them have not even committed to a timeline for net-zero emissions. The report finds that greenhouse gas emissions have risen 1.5 per cent per year over the last decade. Emissions in 2018, including from land-use changes such as deforestation, hit a new high of 55.3 gigatonnes of CO2 equivalent

  • We mourn the loss of former EADI president Louis Emmerij
    on 2 December 2019 at 10:13

    We are very sorry to share the sad news of the sudden passing away of our former President professor Louis Emmerij at the age of 84 last week on 26 November. Louis Emmerij was the second president of EADI from 1978 to 1984 and a key person in giving EADI its current shape.

  • Wanted: Knowledge Partnership Student Assistant for 6 Months
    on 27 November 2019 at 11:30

    We are looking to recruit a Knowledge Partnership Student Assistant (20 hours per week) to the Bridge 47 - Building Global Citizenship project for a 06-month contract starting in February 2020 and ending on 31 July 2020.

  • JUMP Call 2020: Scholarships for Conference Visit and Journal Mentoring Available for Researchers from the Global South
    on 27 November 2019 at 08:18

    In connection with the forthcoming EADI/ISS General Conference 2020, to be held from 29 June to 2 July 2020 in the Hague, PhD and early career researchers from the Global South are invited to apply for a new round of the JUMP Mentoring programme. Applicants must have submitted an abstract to either one of the Conference Panels (call open until 15 December) or the 17th ISS Development Dialogue (call open until 15 January)

  • The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa (Open Access Book)
    on 25 November 2019 at 11:42

    2019/11 – November 2019; Author(s): Sam Hickey et al (editors) This book challenges the common conception that the introduction of social protection schemes has been entirely driven by international development agencies, instead focusing on the critical role of political dynamics within specific African countries. It details how the power and politics at multiple levels of governance shapes the extent to which political elites are committed to social protection, the form that this commitment takes, and the implications that this has for future welfare regimes and state-citizen relations in Africa. It reveals how international pressures only take hold when they become aligned with the incentives and ideas of ruling elites in particular contexts. It shows how elections, the politics of clientelism, political ideologies, and elite perceptions all play powerful roles in shaping when countries adopt social protection and at what levels, which groups receive benefits, and how programmes are delivered.

  • EADI World Café Session at 19th Global Development Conference in Bonn
    on 14 November 2019 at 11:36

    At the recent Global Development Conference "Knowledge for Sustainable Development - The Research-Policy-Nexus" EADI facilitated a lively World Café Session. The event "“A question of shared responsibility? Debating roles, processes and risks within the research – practice nexus” brought together researchers from different fields of study as well as practitioners to discuss the realities of research-practice collaborations.

  • Webinar 14 November, 1pm GMT: Time for Action: Intimate Partner Violence and Costs to Businesses
    on 12 November 2019 at 08:35

    The recently passed ILO Convention and Recommendation on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work has brought sharp focus to the impacts of violence against women at the workplace and the consequences for businesses across the globe. The recently passed ILO Convention and Recommendation on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work has brought sharp focus to the impacts of violence against women at the workplace and the consequences for businesses across the globe. Register here

  • The Business of Building Walls
    on 8 November 2019 at 11:33

    2019/11 – Transnational Institute (TNI); research paper; Author(s): Mark Akkerman This report explores the business of building walls in Europe, which has both fuelled and benefited from a massive expansion of public spending on border security by the European Union (EU) and its member states. The main beneficiaries of this development are the businesses involved, some of them also global players who tap into a global market for border security estimated to be worth approximately €17.5 billion in 2018, with annual growth of at least 8% expected in coming years. It is important to look both beyond and behind Europe’s walls and fencing, because the real barriers to contemporary migration are not so much the fencing, but the vast array of technology that underpins it, from the radar systems to the drones to the surveillance cameras to the biometric fingerprinting systems.

  • Translating Research into Action: Development Research Communications Workshop, 7-8 November, Bonn
    on 7 November 2019 at 11:39

    Following the success of our Research Communciations Workshop in 2018, we invite communications professionals from our member institutes and members of our Research Communciations Working Group to another round of interactive exchange and discussions here in Bonn. The programme will be updated in due course. Download the programme

  • New EADI Webinar: Rethinking Research Collaboration for Global Development, 6 November, 3:30pm CET
    on 6 November 2019 at 14:30

    In this webinar, Jude Fransman and Kate Newman (co-convenors of the Rethinking Research Collaborative) will discuss their work on understanding and improving trans-national/sectoral/disciplinary research collaboration to address the urgent social and environmental challenges facing the world today.

  • Contending Regions? A geographical approach to the 2030 Agenda: Panel Discussion at EADI Directors' Meeting
    on 29 October 2019 at 09:25

    What are the most crucial changes brought about by the SDGs? Where does the Agenda 2030 leave Latin America and Africa? What can we as researchers do? And do we need new economic perspectives such as degrowth to achieve sustainable development?  The panel session at the recent EADI Directors’ Meeting in Cordoba raised more questions than it provided answers – which did not come unexpected, given that the SDGs are far from being implemented in any country of the world. At the same time, all discussants agreed that the world requires more than typical business-as-usual approaches. But as always, the devil is in the detail…Read more