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Call for Papers: EADI / Fingo Session at Development Days 2019, Helsinki, 27 February - 1 March 2019

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22 Nov 2018

For this workshop on Global Citizenship Education we invite presentations, papers and other forms of contributions from researchers, educators, civil society actors and others who are interested in the topics. The aim of this workshop is to reflect critically the concept of global citizenship education. We invite actors and researchers to come together in fruitful dialogue on the role of global citizenship education in sustainable development. We believe that partnership between civil society organizations, educators, teachers and academia is vital in achieving the change we need. How could we benefit from the work of each other and jointly promote global justice and transformative learning?

Getting the Message Right: Research Communciations Workshop 15 and 16 November

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15 Nov 2018

In times of increasing information overload, communicating the right piece of research to the right people has become as important and multifaceted as doing the research itself. This workshop brings together communication experts from member institutes to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, experience and best practice in development research communication.

Reflections on democratization and gendered violence: Colonial histories and continuities. EADI Webinar

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14 Nov 2018

We are happy that Dr Lyn Ossome (Makerere Institute of Social Research, Uganda) will join us to give a talk on 7 December at 3 pm (CET) entitled "Reflections on democratization and gendered violence: Colonial histories and continuities." Lyn Ossome is a Senior Research Fellow at Makerere Institute of Social Research, Uganda. Her research specializations are in feminist political economy, land and agrarian studies and feminist political theory. Her current work deals with questions of social justice through a critical engagement with histories of women in politics.

The EU and the corporate impunity nexus

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09 Nov 2018

17 Oct 2018 - 2018/10, Transnational Institute, Research Paper

This report  includes a collection of case studies illustrating how corporate impunity works and highlighting the failures of current approaches, particularly to address human rights violations and provide effective remedy to affected peoples and communities. The studies reveal a pattern where European corporations outsource their worst impacts to the Global South, with the help of the architecture of impunity that legitimises and legalises the operations of Transnational Corporation (TNCs). At the core of this architecture is the infamous investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) system, a private arbitration system that allows TNCs to sue states whenever they consider that their future profits are threatened by new measures or policies aiming at improving social and environmental protection.

Promoting Fair and Equitable Research Partnerships to Respond to Global Challenges

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09 Nov 2018

2018/09 – Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP); research paper; Author(s): Collaborative partners

The Rethinking Research Collaborative (RRC) is an informal international network of academics, civil society organisations and social movements, international NGOs, and research support providers who are committed to working together to explore the politics of evidence and participation in knowledge for international development. It aims to encourage more inclusive, responsive and transformative collaboration to improve the production of useful research for social justice and global development. Working in partnership is increasingly encouraged in the international development research sector. This new report and learning resources offer fresh insights into how collaboration works in practice and how it might be improved.

SDG progress: fragility, crisis and leaving no one behind

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09 Nov 2018

2018/09 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Emma Samman, Paula Lucci, Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Tanvi Bhatkal, Amanda Telias Simunovic, Susan Nicolai, Elizabeth Stuart and Charlotte Caron.

"People caught in crisis – those living in conflict, and those who are displaced within their own countries or across borders – often fall through the cracks of different authorities’ responsibilities or are explicitly excluded by governments in their national and sectoral plans. Without the concerted efforts of the international community to address the needs of people caught in crisis we will not achieve the SDGs for all, and the gap between this marginalised group and the rest of the world will grow." This study, examines country level progress against the SDGs and makes projections as to how much more effort will be needed to reach them by 2030.

New Working Group on Gender Justice

02 Nov 2018

Call for participation: The newly constituted Working Group on Gender Justice is inviting collaborators from all disciplines. The Gender Justice Working Group of EADI is a group of scholars working, writing and thinking on all issues related to gender justice. We feel that a shift from gender mainstreaming to gender justice in international development theory, policy and practice contexts is a worthwhile point of departure for discussion and focus. Therefore, we are opening this space/ initiative as a forum for scholars and researchers with an interest in the relationship between gender justice and international development.

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Call for Participation: Critical academic perspectives on scholarship in the social sciences – How do we "know" the world?

Read more: Call for Participation: Critical academic perspectives on scholarship in the social sciences – How do we "know" the world?
18 Oct 2018

This one-day Workshop, organised by the EADI Working Group on "Post- and Decolonial Perspectives to Development" aims to bridge academic “silos” and connect scholars from diverse fields in the social sciences. Deadline for submissions: 27 November 2018

Statement of Solidarity with the Austrian Commission for Development Research (KEF)

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18 Oct 2018

After 37 years of collaboration, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research has decided to terminate funding the Austrian Commission for Development Research (KEF). Members of the EADI Management Committee and participants of the recent EADI Directors' Meeting have issued a statement of solidarity with KEF calling on the Minister to revisit this decision.

No Development Without Freedom revisited

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17 Oct 2018

In September 2017, EADI issued a Statement “No Development Without Freedom”. It expressed “concern about the increasing restrictions imposed on scholars and the academic freedom as well as the freedom of speech in many countries, including within Europe”. Academic freedom includes the choice of subjects for research and teaching on relevant aspects of society and social developments. We therefore join the critical voices when it comes to the decision by the government in Hungary to eliminate Gender Studies from the academic courses offered at universities.

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