The Meeting of Directors of Scientific Institutes - EADI Members Held - 30. october
30 October 2009
The Meeting of Directors of Scientific Institutes - EADI Members Held
The second day of the meeting of EADI directors started with the round table "The Future of Development Studies in the Light of Crises". The moderator was Lars Engberg, PhD from Danish Institute for International Studies – DIIS. The following issues were discussed: poverty, climate changes, accelerated urbanization, resources management, and the role of development studies and scientific and research institutions in finding the solutions for these new challenges. The special attention was given to the cooperation between researchers and institutes in the field of natural and social sciences along with the affirmation of interdisciplinary research approaches.
During the conference, Professor Dejan Erić, IES Director had a number of bilateral meetings with EADI officials and institutes’ directors. They exchanged the experiences in the field of research, institutes’ management, established business contacts and talked about further cooperation.
The conference ended by three workshops on the following topics:
Managing Change: New Challenges for Development Research Institutes and Think tanks – moderator was Simon Maxwe
Assuring Quality: Accreditation and Peer Review in Developmental Studies – headed by Joost Monks&
Achieving Visibility: Open Access and Journal Ranking in Development Studies – moderator Prof. Maja Bučar, PhD.
The conclusions of the meeting emphasized that EADI will continue to make efforts to strengthen the European Institutes network dealing with various aspects of international development research. In the coming period, the EADI strategy will be the strengthening of cooperation between members, sharing research results and communication without boundaries for the benefit of all members. The next meeting of directors is announced for 2010, but the place of meeting has not still been defined.