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.

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!

The topical focus of this year's meeting will be the 2030 Agenda, with emphasis on the Latin American perspective and with an overarching focus on the practical application of public policies. The meeting will consist of several panels, aiming to build connections between member institutes and the 50 to 80 expected participants.

The meeting will also include a public event on Thursday, 17 October from 17.30 to 19.30 with a first class keynote speaker to attract a broader audience.

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)

Past EADI Directors’ Meetings

01 Dec 2018

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

In 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.

In 2017, the meeting took place on 21 and 22 March in Bonn and was kindly hosted by the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval). It kicked off with a public discussion on the European Consensus and Aid Effectiveness

On 6 June 2016, the EADI Directors’ Meeting was held at the King's College International Development Institute (IDI). It was organised in conjunction with the IDI Annual Conference 2016:“Dilemmas of Contemporary Capitalism: Political Representation and Economic Transformation in the Emerging Economies” (London, 6-7 June 2016). Conference Programme

In 2015, the meeting took place in Olomouc, Czech Republic and was hosted by the Palacky University. It was embedded in a conference on “Searching for Sustainable Living. Different Approaches, Shared Vision”.
Agenda 2015

In 2014, the meeting took place in Bonn, in the framework of the EADI General Conference Conference ″Responsible Development in a Polycentric World: Inequality, Citizenship and the Middle Classes″ (24 June 2014). The meeting was an open discussion about Horizon2020 opportunities for SSH research, the need for effective advocacy and the role that EADI could play in shaping the next Horizon2020 strategic programmes. Speaker: Ms Angela Schindler-Daniels, Coordinator Net4Society, DLR Bonn.

In 2013, the meeting took place at the Sapienza University of Rome, 5 -6 November 2013. Key sessions looked at: the activities of the Italian EADI members; the European Report on Development 2014; the activities of the EADI Working Group on Sustainability, Vulnerability and Resilience; the EADI General Conference in 2014; research partnerships in the North-South context and the new EU framework programme for research and innovation - Horizon2020. 
Agenda 2013

In 2012, the directors met on the 11 - 12 October in The Hague. The event was hosted by the International Institutes of Social Studies (ISS), and embedded in their 60 years Lustrum week. Directors and heads of research institutes and think-tanks jointly participated in exchange-sessions on issues and topics related to the management of research institutes and think tanks. 
Agenda 2012

On 20 September 2011, the Director’s Meeting was organized during the EADI General Conference in York.
Agenda 2011

The 2010 meeting’s working title was “Development research and training institutes: Responding to the global agenda”.
Agenda 2010

The 2009 meeting took place in Copenhagen during the days of October 29 and 30.
Agenda 2009

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