Conference Dates – Monday 29 June to Thursday 2 July 2020

  • Deadline for Submissions 6 September 2019 
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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 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 it 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. We look forward to an exciting and inspiring gathering of development researchers, activists and practitioners from all over the world. We invite panel and session conveners as well as all conference participants to reflect on any aspect of solidarity, peace, and social justice, such as:
• How can we give new meanings to solidarity in a period of growing distrust between and within
nations and amongst people?
• How can we, as development scholars and practitioners, contribute to peace and social justice in
our work?
• How can we find new understandings and/or explanations to the concept of ‘development’, without simply adding new adjectives

The call for papers will be launched in October 2019.

For more information visit the website