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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  • 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. To the conference webpag […]

  • Save the dates: 7-8 November 2019 Research Communications Workshop in Bonn
    on 7 November 2019 at 11:39

    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. […]

  • 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. […]

  • Risk-Informed Development: From Crisis to Resilience
    on 7 June 2019 at 09:15

    2019/05 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Sarah Opitz-Stapleton et al. This report explores how development can become more sustainable and resilient: Over the past decade, important progress has been made on poverty reduction, disease control and access to healthcare, education and services. However, these gains are fragile, and are undermined by new and emerging threats, including climate change, economic and financial instability, antibiotic resistance, transnational criminal networks and terrorism, cyber fragility, geopolitical volatility and conflict. These threats are interconnected, they cross national borders and they are occurring simultaneously. […]

  • No Time to Waste: Tackling the Plastic Pollution Crisis Before it’s Too Late
    on 7 June 2019 at 09:08

    2019/05 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Mari Williams at al. This report by Tearfund, Fauna & Flora International (FFI), WasteAid and The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) describes the environmental destruction, sickness, mortality, and damage to livelihoods that the plastic pollution crisis is causing. On the solution side, it outlines the roles and responsibilities of four groups who could be key to tackling the plastic pollution crisis. […]

  • Bridge 47 - Tender for a Regional Knowledge Exchange Consultant – Northern European Partnership -
    on 3 June 2019 at 08:11

    The Bridge 47 – Building Global Citizenship project mobilises global civil society to contribute to global justice and eradication of poverty through Global Citizenship Education (GCE). The project provides a space for civil society organisations, activists and other interested people to interact with one another, exchange information and resources and develop new and innovative approaches for global citizenship education. The project focuses on joint advocacy efforts and building new partnerships, while it also supports the civil society to develop new and effective approaches to reaching out to new stakeholders and provides tools to promote and act upon Global Citizenship Education. The project works closely with partners engaged in informal and non-formal education and life-long learning with a view to promoting transformative change in society. Download the full tender her […]

  • Biodiversity Loss is a Development Issue
    on 24 May 2019 at 06:33

    2019/04 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); research paper; Author(s): Dilys Roe, Nathalie Seddon, Joanna Elliott On the occasion of the recent release of the IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, we'd like to highlight this issue paper by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IEED): "This global biodiversity crisis is hitting the poorest communities first and hardest, because they can ill-afford to ‘buy in’ biodiversity’s previously-free goods and services (and are already bearing the brunt of climate change).So why does the development community often ignore biodiversity loss? This paper unpicks misunderstandings and sets out the evidence that biodiversity loss is much more than an environmental problem – it is an urgent development challenge. […]

  • EADI ISS General Conference 2020, Call for Panels and Sessions open!
    on 23 May 2019 at 07:29

    We are happy to announce that the Call for Panels and Session for the EADI ISS General Conference "Solidarity, Peace, and Social Justice", 29 June to 2 July 2020 in the Hague, is now open! Deadline for Submissions is 6 September 2019. Download the ca […]

  • 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. […]

  • EADI Webinar: Development Studies in Spanish: A Critical and Constructive Response from the Peripheries, 14 May, 2pm (CET)
    on 14 May 2019 at 12:00

    This webinar session is part of our book talks series on "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium", based on the recent EADI volume. In this session Rogelio Madrueño Aguilar, author of the chapter “Development Studies in Spanish (DSS): A Critical and Constructive Response from the Peripheries” discusses DSS as a response framework to Western ideas of progress and development from a wide range of disciplines and traditions of thought. […]

  • Call for Abstracts: 8th PhD Conference on International Development 19 – 20 September 2019
    on 6 May 2019 at 08:42

    Institute of Development Studies (IDS) University of Sussex, UK The 8th PhD Conference on International Development is a student-led event organized by PhD students from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the School of Global studies at the University of Sussex (UK), with the support EADI. This conference represents a collaboration with a number of institutions in Europe; the School of International Development, University of East Anglia (UK); the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University of Rotterdam (The Netherlands); the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE), Ruhr-University Bochum, the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), Duisburg, Essen and the Institute of Political Science (IfP) (Germany). […]

  • The Economics of the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Neighboring Countries. The Case of Lebanon
    on 25 April 2019 at 11:02

    2019/04 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); research paper; Author(s): Mohamed ali Marouani et al This paper investigates the effects of a massive displacement of workers from a war-torn economy on the economy of a neighboring country. Applying a general equilibrium approach to the Lebanese economy, it explores effects from various components of the crisis on the labor market, the production apparatus, and macroeconomic indicators. Along with previous literature, its findings suggest limited or no adverse effects on high-skilled native workers, but a negative impact on the most vulnerable Lebanese workers is found. When aid takes the form of investment subsidies, significantly better growth and labor market prospects arise, recalling the necessity of complementing humanitarian aid with development aid to succeed in achieving long-term objectives. This may however not be politically viable in a context where refugees are considered as temporary. […]

  • EU development policy at a crossroad, without a compass?
    on 24 April 2019 at 09:59

    Launch event of the EADI Working Group “The European Union as a Development Actor”, Ljubljana, 4 April According to Working Group co-convenor Maja Bucar, the European Union (EU) is widely considered to be an important actor in international development policy. EU policy-makers take pride in the EU being “the world’s largest donor” and the recent OECD-DAC Peer Review (2018) emphasized the EU’s “leadership” in development cooperation. […]

  • 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) […]