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EADI - European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes

EADI, the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, is the leading European network in the field of Development Studies: With more than 100 institutional members in more than 25 countries it.organises activities and provides platforms for international networking and exchange with a strong interdisciplinary focus. EADI’s flagship events are the General Conferences every three years which bring together the wider Development Research community around a specific topic. The official languages of EADI are English and French.

EADI’s Mission

EADI is the prime professional association for development studies. As such it promotes:

  • Quality in research and education in development studies,
  • The exchange of relevant information among members and with others,
  • The strengthening of relevant knowledge networks at the regional and global level,
  • Influencing both national and European decision-makers in the development cooperation field.

EADI’s Objectives

  • To generate and stimulate and exchange of information among European academics and researchers concerned with development issues
  • To promote interdisciplinary studies on specific themes
  • To develop contacts with researchers from other regions of the world