EADI Directors’ Meeting

Setting the Agenda: Annual Meeting of EADI Directors

Exclusively targeting directors, this annual event aims at facilitating exchanges on issues related to the management of research institutes and think tanks. It connects EADI research institutes for more effective co-operation by sharing ideas, identifying common problems, reviewing progress of ongoing initiatives, creating jointly new project plans. In Europe, there is no better occasion for institute directors to meet and exchange.

EADI Directors' Meeting 2019

In 2019 the annual Directors' meeting will be held in Cordoba, Spain, at Loyola Andalucía University. The event is kindly hosted by a consortium of EADI members in Spain: REEDES, Instituto Elcano, ICEI and ETEA Foundation.

The meeting will include a public event as well as a panel discussion. This year's thematic focus will be announced soon.

EADI Directors’ Meeting 2018

EADI held its annual Directors’ Meeting on 11 and 12 October in Vienna.

The event was kindly hosted by the Austrian Foundation for Development Research ÖFSE. The focus of the meeting was on the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Members of the EADI Management Committee and participants of the recent EADI Directors' Meeting have issued a Statement of Solidarity with the Austrian Commission for Development Research (KEF) whose funding was terminated by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research. Read the full statement here

In the opening panel, the members were updated on the European development policy (Read a summary here)

The public evening event was entitled "Building a New Partnership between Africa and the EU. Business as usual or a transforming agenda?" (Read a summary here)

Agenda (14.09.2018)

Save the date: EADI Directors' Meeting 2019 in Cordoba, 17 and 18 October

21 Feb 2019

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.

Once again our annual Directors' Meeting will be a good opportunity to further connect research institutes for more effective cooperation by sharing ideas, identifying common problems and discussing new trends.  In Europe, there is no better occasion for institute directors to meet, exchange and discuss!

As usual, the meeting will include a public event as well as a panel discussion. The thematic focus of this year's meeting will be announced soon.

Past EADI Directors’ Meetings

Read more: Past EADI Directors’ Meetings
01 Dec 2018

This overview presents the dates, locations and agendas of the past EADI Director’s Meetings.

Building a New Partnership between Africa and the EU. Business as usual or a transforming agenda? Public Conference at the EADI Directors’ Meeting in Vienna

15 Oct 2018

The negotiations on a new agreement between the EU and the ACP-Countries (African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States) will start during the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2018. Considering the economic and geopolitical strategies of China in Africa on the one hand and the international consensus of implementing the Sustainable Development agenda on the other hand demands new political commitments and new strategies in the European relationship with Africa. This conference highlighted the importance of the African European relationship and offered space for discussions, information and facts about economic and political strategies from different perspectives. Continue

Opening Panel of the EADI Directors’ Meeting: Update on European Development Policy

15 Oct 2018

What are the key features of last year’s development consensus of the European Union? How have the EU’s role and its financial instruments changed over the years and what is the status implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the EU? This year’s Directors’ Meeting kicked off with some reflections on these issues: Continue

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