EADI ISS Conference 2020:
Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice
29 June - 2 July 2020, The Hague
The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) announce the 16th EADI General Conference, to be held in The Hague (Netherlands) from Monday 29 June to Thursday 2 July 2020. The conference will be hosted by the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), one of Europe’s oldest and largest centres for research and education in the field of development studies. It will be combined with the Development Dialogue, the annual European conference of PhD candidates working in development studies.
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EADI-ISS Conference 2020 postponed
POSTPONED: 16th EADI-ISS General Conference, "Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice" (late June/early July 2020)
NEW DATES: 5-8 July 2021 (The Hague, The Netherlands)
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has forced EADI and ISS to postpone their joint conference planned for late June/early July (in The Hague) to next year. This implies that the Development Dialogue (PhD conference) as well as other events linked to the EADI-ISS conference also will be postponed to next year.
The unanimous decision by EADI and ISS also was driven by the conviction to leave no-one behind: especially the Global South is hit hard by the current crisis. The EADI-ISS Conference Team is convinced all preparations and lessons of the past years will contribute to an even more successful and inspiring event in 2021. Our priority will be to raise additional funding to actively involve Southern-based researchers, as these are mostly affected.
All participants with accepted papers, panel convenors, as well as registered participants will be informed separately over the next few weeks. EADI will also approach panel convenors individually to critically review their planned panels and to explore whether a new call for panels and papers is needed. Registered participants can choose to get a refund, or they can reregister for 2021 at no extra cost.
Please follow the websites of EADI and ISS for any updates in the coming months. Meanwhile, if you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us.
UPDATE 18 MARCH 2020: EADI-ISS General Conference & the Corona Crisis
The organizers of the EADI-ISS Conference 29 June-2 July are receiving questions whether the conference is still scheduled as it was planned initially. The answer is: yes, until further notice the conference is planned to take place on the dates indicated. However, we will closely monitor developments as the health of our participants will be our first priority. So if there are even the slightest indications that it would be irresponsible to keep the conference at the dates indicated, we will inform you as soon as possible. For now, we continue with our preparations, and in case we may see the need for a different perspective
we will inform all participants at the latest by 15 May. Meanwhile we recommend the following:
- Please continue making preparations for your panels and papers, as we currently foresee that the conference is still on for 29 June – 2 July.
- Book accommodation in The Hague and travel tickets in advance, taking advantage of lower prices, but make sure you have options to cancel or change these if necessary.
- Make use of the early bird conference registration: we decided to extend the deadline for this up to 31 May.
- Those who have registered already and have decided not to participate anymore given the Corona crisis may of course request for a refund at no additional cost.
Her keynote will explore how power structures - within households, communities and countries – are determined by informal and formal institutions. It will analyse how inequality of power and economic inequality interact within these institutions.
Since 2008, the Dudley Seers Lecture has been an inherent part of the EADI General Conferences. Remembering one of the founding members and the first EADI president, this lecture allows a renowned speaker to formally set the tone for the debates at and around the conference.
About the Conference Theme
The central theme of the conference is “Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice”. Together, these three concepts represent our aspirations for approaches to global development that address inequality, poverty and political marginalisation, also in connection with climate change and other environmental threats. Solidarity is essential for any process of social change. Based on mutually shared interests and human values, solidarity can be extremely powerful yet can also be easily undermined in an era of fake news and (electronically) manipulated elections. Peace and social justice are similarly important values in (as well as aspired outcomes of) struggles or transformation processes in which solidarity is key.
Why The Hague?
Discussing these themes in The Hague is particularly significant given that it profiles itself as the Global City of Peace and Justice. Indeed, The Hague has played a central role in global peace building via the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013). We will actively involve these international institutions - as well as many other professional organizations and NGOs in the field of peace and justice - in our debates via key note speakers in plenaries and special visits to these institutions during the conference. As conference organizers we are very proud that The Hague is the host city.
What makes the EADI ISS 2020 conference unique?
EADI and ISS will use a variety of innovative conference formats to enable participants to exchange ideas and engage in active discussions. These include special panels between practitioners and academics as well as a high number of participants from the Global South. By combining the conference with the PhD network of the Development Dialogue we will provide space for early career scholars. Of course, we will follow the EADI principle of ’local, organic, and fair’ in the conference logistics. We look forward to an exciting and inspiring gathering of development researchers and practitioners from all over the world.
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