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 2017

EADI is holding its annual Directors’ Meeting on 21 and 22 March 2017 in Bonn.

The event is kindly hosted by the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), and will start with a public discussion on the European Consensus and Aid Effectiveness, and a reception at the Old Town Hall in Bonn.

The focus of this years’ meeting will be development evaluation and research uptake. Besides panel discussions, we will work in a world café format to discuss trends in Development Studies influencing the role and activities of EADI as association.

The EADI Directors’ Meeting 2017 will once more connect research institutes for more effective co-operation by sharing ideas, identifying common problems, discussing new trends. The key is networking. In Europe, there is no better occasion for institute directors to meet, exchange and discuss.

Download the preliminary agenda.

Concerning the logistics and registration, we have arranged the following:

You can already register for participation (by invitation only).

Registration for accomodation is also open (including a free ticket for public transport in Bonn).

Past EADI Directors’ Meetings

28 Oct 2015

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

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

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