Past EADI Directors’ 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”.
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.
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.
On 20 September 2011, the Director’s Meeting was organized during the EADI General Conference in York.
The 2010 meeting’s working title was “Development research and training institutes: Responding to the global agenda”.
The 2009 meeting took place in Copenhagen during the days of October 29 and 30.