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 2021
The 2021 EADI Directors’ Meeting will be held on 12 November 2021 in Bonn. We will present a programme on selected challenges in development research: Safety and security for researchers in difficult settings; influencing research funding policies; and academic freedom.
The EADI Directors’ Meeting 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.
Agenda in brief:
Thursday 11 November:
18:30 Get-together with representatives from Bonn-based organisations
Friday 12 October
9:00 -10:00: Introduction
10:00 - 11:00: Roundtable: Safety and security for researchers in difficult settings
11:30 -12:30: Roundtable: Influencing research funding policies: Case studies from the Netherlands and other countries
13:30 - 14:30: Roundtable: Academic Freedom
14:45 – 15:30: Closing discussion
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)
EADI Directors' Meeting 2019
In 2019 the annual Directors' meeting was held in Cordoba, Spain, at Loyola Andalucía University from 17 to 18 October 2019. The event was kindly hosted by a consortium of EADI members in Spain: REEDES, Instituto Elcano, ICEI and ETEA Foundation.
Once again our annual Directors' Meeting was 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 was the 2030 Agenda, with emphasis on the Latin American perspective and with an overarching focus on the practical application of public policies. The meeting consisted of several panels, aiming to build connections between member institutes and the around 50 participants.
The meeting also included a public event on Thursday, 17 October from 17.30 to 19.30 on "Inequality in Latin America: Markets and Politics".
The meeting has issued a statement of support for British member institutes on the occasion of the ongoin Brexit talks. Read the statement