EADI en Français
EADI - Une Organisation Européenne au Service du Développement et de la Coopération.
L’association Européenne des Instituts de Recherche et de Formation en Matière de Développement (EADI) est un réseau européen couvrant les domaines de la recherche en matière de Développement.
Les membres français, suisses, belges et luxembourgeois de l'EADI
CERDI is a research centre dedicated to the study of the process of international development. It brings together economists, CNRS researchers and lecturers of the University of Auvergne (Clermont Ferrand, France) from various fields of competence, who cover both the macroeconomic and microeconomic aspects of development. The countries with low or intermediate levels of income are the focus of the work of CERDI.
Launched in 2009, this first minor in social sciences at EPFL lies at the interface between science and society. It is a programme unlike any other, with summer schools in Switzerland, India and China and credited courses of language and civilization.
Diplo Foundation website
Diplo seeks to:
Increase the power of small and developing states to influence their own futures and development Increase international accountability and inclusivity Increase the legitimacy of international policy making Improve global governance and international policy development
Network: Swiss Commission for Research Partnership with Developing Countries; Network for International Development and Cooperation
The Foundation for International Development Study and Research (Ferdi), was created in 2003 on the initiative of the Cerdi (University of Auvergne and CNRS). Its purpose is to promote a fuller understanding of international economic development and the factors that influence it.
It supports research activities that make use of the most modern and most directly relevant instruments of economics to study development, and seeks to strengthen the potential of the French-speaking world in this area.
It endeavours to promote the contribution of French and European work to international debate on major development issues, in particular on what Southern and Northern economic policies are best able to assist development by broadening capacity for individual choice and developing equality of opportunity among nations.
QU'EST-CE QUE LE GEMDEV ? Le GIS-GEMDEV (Groupement d'intérêt scientifique pour l'Etude de la Mondialisation et du Développement), créé en novembre 1983, est un groupement d'intérêt scientifique rattaché au(x) ministère(s) en charge de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche. Il rassemble des formations et des équipes de recherche de différentes universités, principalement de la Région Ile-de-France. Le GEMDEV est interuniversitaire et interdisciplinaire.
The Higher Institute for Labour Studies (HIVA) is a research institute attached to the Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven). HIVA's research activities are carried out in support of government policy and focus on problems facing employees, underprivileged and disadvantaged groups, social organisations and movements in society. The research activities are organised into four sectors: (1) Work and Organisation; (2) Education and Labour Market; (3) Social and Economic Policy; and (4) Sustainable Development. Each research sector adopts a multidisciplinary approach to its research activities. Over a period of almost 30 years, HIVA has built up a great stock of experience in many fields, and therefore not surprisingly enjoys national and international renown.
The Institute of economic and social development studies aims at training specialists development issues, to produce and to reactivate knowledge, to understand and to act in answer to the evolutions of our complex world.
Development studies are multidisciplinary by definition. Their particularity relies on the capacity to think through all the aspects of processes of economic increase and of social and urban change in a world where nation-states tend to converge or to diversify. It is fundamental to keep a global and prospective approach to social dynamics for the well-being of reflexion and education. This development studies’ characteristic contributes to the understanding of social change, modernity, the future of societies and the meaning that we give them : “there are no under-development countries, there are only under-analysed countries” affirmed already with conviction Jacques Berque in 1962 (Sciences sociales et decolonisation, Tiers Monde, n° 9-10, Paris, PUF, p. 3). The challenge for an independent and productive research in human and social sciences remains crucial for a great number of countries.
UCL/ DVLP website
Le Centre d’Etudes du Développement (DVLP) de l’Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) (auparavant Institut d’Etudes du Développement) a été fondé en 1961, dans le sillage de la décolonisation, et de la volonté de l’UCL de s’adapter aux nouvelles réalités créées par l’avènement d’une nouvelle phase historique dans les rapports entre l’Europe et l’Afrique. DVLP a donc une longue histoire qui lui a permis d’être à la fois un témoin privilégié des transformations intervenues dans les rapports Nord-Sud depuis un demi-siècle, un acteur investi dans la réflexion sur leurs enjeux, et un participant à divers types d’engagements au sein des pays du Sud et liés à l’évolution des politiques de coopération.
It is a multidisciplinary institute involved in the triple function of academic teaching, scientific research and service to the community in the area of economic, political and social aspects of development policy and management. Born through the pooling of existing resources at the University of Antwerp, IOB strives to become an internationally recognised centre of excellence. It pursues co-operation with other Flemish, Belgian and foreign universities and institutions of higher learning, and considers the best European development studies institutes as a reference.
The International Labour Organization is the UN specialized agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights. It provides technical assistance primarily in the fields of vocational training and vocational rehabilitation; employment policy; labour administration; labour law and industrial relations; working conditions; management development; cooperatives; social security; labour statistics and occupational safety and health. In English, Spanish, and French.
Le dispositif bordelais et aquitain de recherche et de formation sur l'Afrique et les Suds se signalait jusqu'en 2011 par un paradoxe assez singulier : une densité relativement importante de chercheurs et d'équipes (UMR et EA) et un éparpillement du potentiel qui ne servait guère son efficacité, sa visibilité nationale et internationale, et sa lisibilité. Cette carence avait été relevée par le rapport d'audit du PRES, qui préconisait, pour l'ensemble des SHS du site bordelais, une rationalisation et un regroupement autour de quelques thèmes transversaux. Ces évolutions étaient également vivement souhaitées par le CNRS.. Network: AEGIS (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies); RAFID (Reseau Aquitain Formation et Information from le Developpement)
Mundus maris website
We are scientists, artists, school teachers, concerned parents from different regions of the world, joining forces to promote transitions towards sustainability values and practices as well as human and dignified lives.
We strive to provide scientific and relevant indigenous knowledge and encourage artistic expression about the sea in order to promote its restoration, conservation and sustainable use, to further the study, understanding and respect of aquatic ecosystems and associated biological and cultural diversity.
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KFPE is dedicated to promoting research partnerships with developing and transition countries. In this way, it wishes to contribute to sustainable development.
KFPE is engaged in Swiss scientific policies and is committed to promoting the interests of researchers and their affiliated institutions on both a national and international level. It furthers development-oriented research and elaborates research-strategic concepts. In this context, it ascertains that partnership principles are followed, that the quality of research is assured, and that the interests of all partners are respected.
KFPE is a commission of the Council of Swiss Scientific Academies (CASS)
UMR D&S website
L'Unité Mixte de Recherche Développement et Sociétés a été créée en 2008. Elle associe des chercheurs de l'Institut de recherche pour le développement et des enseignants chercheurs de l'Institut d'études du développement économique et sociale de l'Université Paris 1 autour d'un projet commun : La recherche pluridisciplinaire sur les thèmes de développement dans les sociétés du sud.
The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) was created in 1963. It is an autonomous UN agency engaging in multidisciplinary research on the social dimensions of contemporary problems affecting development. Through its research, UNRISD stimulates dialogue and contributes to policy debates on key issues of social development within and outside the United Nations system. Over the years, UNRISD research has been guided by two core values:
· that every human being has a right to a decent livelihood and
· that all people should be allowed to participate on equal terms in decisions that affect their lives.
UNRISD is an open space for research and dialogue. This provides both an opportunity and an obligation to question prevailing mindsets within the development community and to encourage new thinking. The Institute conducts rigorous comparative research in collaboration with scholars and activists, primarily in the developing world, whose ideas are not sufficiently reflected in current debates. Strong ties to the global research community combined with proximity to the UN system are the comparative advantages of the Institute and help it to carry out policy-relevant research on issues of social development.
UNRISD pursues an active and varied publications programme, which includes in-house and commercially published books, special reports, programme and occasional papers, as well as newsletters on specific events and the Institute's work in general. A catalogue of its publications, with free access to many of them, is available online.
Université du Luxembourg website
The European Governance Research Programme was founded in 2004 and it is principally composed of political scientists, historians, and philosophers.
The programme adopts an interdisciplinary and comparative approach in its treatment of European questions, which it articulates along five research axes:
Economic and Social Cohesion (René Leboutte) Democracy, Legislative Studies & Decision-making Processes in the EU (Philippe Poirier) Comparative Governance- Europe in the World (Jean-Paul Lehners & Harlan Koff) Analysis of Public Policies (Robert Harmsen) The Philosophical Foundations of Federalism (Dietmar Heidemann)
The Research Programme's objectives include the development of research and teaching projects, the support of foreign researchers and interns , and the development of collaborative relationships with research centres, foundations and universities, which focus on European and Comparative questions.