Online Seminar: EU Development Policy Post 2020: norms and contestation

Dr Johanne Døhlie Saltnes
Dr Sebastian Steingass
International Institute of Social Studies
Start date

Tuesday, 16 Jun 2020, 11:00

End date

Tuesday, 16 Jun 2020, 12:00

This seminar will take place online
Spoken Language

The EU’s development policy is being strategically adjusting to respond to the shifting challenges of the international order. In doing so it is argued that this is undermining the EU’s core normative commitment to development.

Jointly organized by the International Institute of Social Studies and the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), this seminar approaches the topic by exploring the extent to which the shift to ‘partnership’ in EU development rhetoric is a break with the past?

The aim of the seminar is to provide an arena for ECR/PhD students to receive feedback on their work. The cancellation (for obvious reasons) of various conferences has deprived them of this important feedback element. We invite colleagues to join and participate in the spirit of providing constructive and supportive feedback. 


  • The EU’s development policy post-2020: Continuity or change?

Dr Johanne Døhlie Saltnes, ARENA - Centre for European Studies

  • Path Dependence and Contestation in EU International Cooperation: From Aid to Partnership

Dr Sebastian Steingass, College of Europe (Natolin), Poland