SweDev and EADI signs new partnership


EADI is now a proud partner to SweDev since February 2022

SweDev and a leading European network with members in over 25 countries, has signed a new partnership agreement. The purpose of the agreement is to foster collaboration on development research, supported by the network, communication and convening capacities of SweDev and EADI.

“We are very excited to deepen our collaboration with EADI — Europe’s hub for debating development with more than 100 institutional members.”

Fredrik Söderbaum, Chair of the SweDev Steering Committee and Professor at the University of Gothenburg

“The collaboration between SweDev and EADI is a confirmation of the shared commitment to promote Development Studies within a value-based context. It is a recognition of the past close collaboration through scholars representing Sweden in the EADI Executive Committee together with members of some 25 other European countries and their initiative leading towards the establishment of SweDev.”

Henning Melber, President of EADI and member of the SweDev Steering Committee.

Europe’s umbrella association

EADI, which turns 50 in 2025, is Europe’s umbrella association for research and training in Development Studies. It promotes genuine partnerships and cross-fertilization between institutions and individuals anchored in different disciplines and traditions.

“The SweDev-EADI partnership strengthens both associations and Development Studies around the world,” EADI’s President Henning Melber concluded.  

European network with 100 members in 25 countries

The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)  is the leading European network in the field of development research and training. With 100 institutional members in over 25 countries, EADI organizes activities and provides platforms for international networking and exchange with a strong interdisciplinary focus.

The General Conference of EADI is a major European event held every third year. The conference is devoted to the topical theme of development, bringing together the European development research community.  

SweDev network partners

SweDev partners with organisations, agencies, and institutions in Sweden and globally for greater collaboration and reach. Our partners become a part of our network and share SweDev’s aim to increase researcher collaboration and research-based knowledge for efficient policymaking and practice.

We encourage different types of collaborations with our partners such as co-arranging seminars, sharing news and reports, or writing blog posts for our website. The collaboration will give our partner organizations increased visibility through the SweDev network.

Join SweDev as a partner

Feel free to have a look at our website and community, and contact us at  if your organisation wants to become a partner.

News text written by Ylva Rylander, Communications Officer at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) for SweDev, and Alessandro Giacardi, Communication and Research Intern at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) for the Development and Aid Policy Team and SweDev.