We are just back from this year's EADI Directors' Meeting in Cordoba, Spain, where we were overwhelmed by the warm and welcoming hospitality of our Spanish members. This contributed much to the open and trusting atmosphere in which the meeting took place. While British members anxiously observed the ongoing Brexit negotiations, all participants unanimously issued a statement emphasizing the important role of cross-European cooperation. And we are very excited that the call for abstracts for our 2020 General Conference "Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice" is now open and, together with our co-convenor ISS, we look forward to receiving interesting submissions!
General Conference 2020: Call for Abstracts now open!
We are happy to announce the call for abstracts for next year's EADI/ISS General Conference "Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice". You can choose from a variety of seed and harvest panels: Seed panels provide a platform to present work in progress and/or innovative ideas and do not necessarily require the submission of a full paper. Harvest panels provides a space to present completed research and research findings. As final submissions vary, please read carefully what type of submission is expected after the acceptance of your abstract. The call for abstracts will close on 15 December 2019. The announcement of the workshop and roundtable sessions will follow soon! To the call
Our institutional member representatives took the opportunity of being together in one place to highlight the importance of European cooperation in times of a looming Brexit: "Collectively, we are engaged in dynamic and fruitful exchanges of ideas, practices and experiences, towards promoting shared values and genuine positive change. It is ironic that this powerful demonstration of trans-European connectivity is taking place at the same time as the UK’s negotiations around leaving the EU are reaching a critical moment. British Development Studies institutions including the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Sussex, the Global Development Institute (GDI) Manchester, and the School of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia are founding members of EADI, actively engaged since its establishment in 1975." Read the full statement
New EADI Webinar: Rethinking Research Collaboration
In the free webinar "Rethinking Research Collaboration for Global Development" on
6 November at 3.30 pm CET, Jude Fransman and Kate Newman (co-convenors of the Rethinking Research Collaborative) will discuss their work on understanding and improving trans-national/sectoral/disciplinary research collaboration to address the urgent social and environmental challenges facing the world today. Read more
Call for Papers for a Special Issue"Revista Fomento Social" with the thematic focus on Development Education and Global Citizenship Education from the perspective of collaboration between actors. To the call
Call for Proposals: Share your innovation! Are you working in the area of Global Citizenship Education or educational innovations? Do you think that education can change the world around you for the better? If your answer is yes, Bridge 47 provides you the opportunity to apply for a grant. Read more
Freelance opportunity for developing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for Global Citizenship Education: The deadline for the consultancy tenders for developing the Bridge27 MOOC has been extended to 31 October! Read the Tender for the MOOC and Publications Consultanthere and the Tender for the Technical Consultanthere
Featured EADI Member: UNRISD
The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is an autonomous research institute within the UN system that undertakes interdisciplinary research and policy analysis on the social dimensions of contemporary development issues. UNRISD research has frequently challenged mainstream development ideas, providing alternative development visions and policy options.This month UNRISD has published two new papers on SDG indicators:
Sustainable Development Impact Indicators for Social and Solidarity Economy: State of the Art:
The last decade has seen a growing interest in the measurement of the impact and performance of social and solidarity economy (SSE) organizations. This has been fuelled, among other things, by the rapid growth of the importance given to social enterprise, social entrepreneurship and impact investing in recent years. This paper, as part of the UNRISD Sustainable Development Performance Indicators project, attempts to review the methodologies, metrics and indicators implemented in the SSE today. Read more
Compared to What? A Three-Tiered Typology of Sustainable Development Performance Indicators From Incremental to Contextual to Transformational: Compared to what? That’s the key question this report asks, when it comes to assessing sustainable development performance. So-called sustainable development indicators abound, but do they actually do what they purport to do? Not really, argues Bill Baue in this report: almost no current sustainable development indicators, that is, actually indicate sustainable development. Read more
The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) runs a call for projects targeting startups, associations, or research centers who develop digital solutions promoting the development of inclusive and sustainable cities in Africa. To the call
The Graduate Institute in Geneva invites to a free webinar on China's changing role in the global pharmaceutical system on 29 October from 4 to 5 pm CET. Read more
EADI is the leading professional network for development and regional studies in Europe. Our membership includes a wide range of development research and training organi- sations, think tanks, national bodies and researchers throughout Europe.
You can be part of this network as an individual member or if your institution joins.