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Call for Abstracts - EADI Regional Meeting and PhD Symposium for Germany, Berlin, 27-28 May 2024

Application Deadline:17 April 2024

For the PhD symposium, we welcome applications to present research focusing on the following areas:

  • Development studies and international studies

  • International relations

  •  Development economics

  •  Peace and conflict studies

  •  Social and natural sciences with a focus on the Global South   

We welcome applications from all type of research, but applicants working on topics related to green industrialisation, green transitions and energy supply chains in the Global South are particularly encouraged to apply. While the Symposium mainly targets PhD researchers, master students willing to present their thesis are nonetheless encouraged to apply. 

Please note: in order to apply to this event, applicants need to be officially enrolled in a German institution. 

This event will open with a guest lecture by Dr. Melanie Müller (SWP Berlin), and participants will also be able to attend a panel discussion hosted by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung on ‘Green Industrialisation: Rethinking African-German cooperation for Sustainable Steel Value Chains’, as part of the annual Development Policy Discussion Days (DPDD). Please refer to the preliminary programme below for a full overview of the event. 

To apply for the event, follow this link 

The abstract submission period will close on 17 April 2024.

Please note: You will be notified by email regarding whether your contribution is accepted or not for the PhD symposium. Abstracts submitted should not exceed 150 words.

Preliminary Programme:

Date:27-28 May 2024
Place:Senatssaal. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Hauptgebäude, 1. Obergeschoss. Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin (Except for the DPDD panel, see below)

Monday, 27 May 2024

10.00-11:00Offficial Welcome (tbd)
11.00- 11.15Coffee break

Introduction to the PhD Symposium

  • Prof. Dr. Markus Hanisch, Director, Centre for Rural Development (SLE), Humboldt-Universtität zu Berlin
  • Susanne von Itter, Executive Director EADI
11.30 – 12.30

PhD Symposium opening guest lecture

Dr. Melanie Müller, Senior Associate, German Institute for International and Security Affiars (SWP) 


12.30- 13.30Lunch
13.30 – 15.00

PhD Symposium session 1 (parallel sessions)

Moderated by EADI Team

15.00- 16.00Tea break and walk to Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (17 min walk)
16.00 - 18.00

Development Policy Discussion Days (Session I)

Preliminary Title: Green Industrialisation: Rethinking African-German cooperation for Sustainable Steel Value Chains

Panel guests: tbc

Location: Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Schumannstraße 8, 10117 Berlin 


Savoury buffet and drinks

Location: Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Schumannstraße 8, 10117 Berlin

Tuesday, 28 May 2024

9.00 – 9.30

EADI interactive session: discover the network and meet the team

Basile Boulay (EADI)


PhD Symposium session 2 (parallel sessions)

Moderated by EADI Team

11.00 – 11.30Coffee and closing words of the PhD symposium