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Ewald Wermuth to step down as ECDPM Director


ECDPM’s Board of Governors announced today that Ewald Wermuth will step down as Director of ECDPM as per 4 June 2018, after more than three years of service. Wermuth will […]

Launch of the Brussels Binder database


Tomorrow, the Brussels Binder will be launched. The Binder offers to policymakers, think tanks, media and NGOs a long-awaited tool: a database of female experts working in all things Europe, […]

ECDPM and ISS provide tools and analysis for coordinating development cooperation in the Sahel

The international community has intensified its involvement in the Sahel since the beginning of the crisis that broke out in Mali in 2012. These interventions are valuable, but projects are […]

ECDPM and the Institute for Peace and Security Studies sign Memorandum of Understanding


Last week, ECDPM and the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, formalised the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), to strengthen future collaboration on […]

ECDPM signs three-year partnership with Estonia


Today, ECDPM’s Deputy Director Geert Laporte and the Estonian Undersecretary for Development and Economic Affairs Mr. Väino Reinart have signed a three-year partnership agreement between the centre and Estonia. The […]

ECDPM appoints Virginia Mucchi as new Head of Communications


The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Virginia Mucchi as its new Head of Communications as of April 3rd, 2017. Virginia, an […]

Large group of Dutch companies and organisations call for a sustainable coalition agreement


Today, a group of 112 companies and organisations – among which ECDPM – call for a Dutch coalition agreement in which the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) take up a central […]

Season’s greetings


        ECDPM looks forward to sharing new avenues in global policymaking with you in 2017. To all our partners in the South, Europe and beyond, thank you […]

ECDPM’s Director co-signs letter urging Dutch House of Representatives to reverse budget cuts on development cooperation


A number of Dutch organisations and universities have sent an open letter to the Dutch House of Representatives, urging the government to reverse budget cuts on development cooperation and to […]

Mayor of Maastricht visits ECDPM


On Wednesday 8 September, the Mayor of Maastricht, Ms. Annemarie Penn-te Strake visited the European Centre for Development Policy (ECDPM). Mayor Penn-te Strake was welcomed by all staff members of […]

Groupe ODYSSEE from Mali visits ECDPM offices


From 25 to 29 January 2016, the Groupe Observation des Dynamiques Sociales, Spatiales & Expertise Endogène (Groupe ODYSSEE) visited the ECDPM offices for a week of exchanges on policy research […]

Reina Buijs spends the morning with ECDPM at our Maastricht office


On 13 June, ECDPM has had the honour of having Reina Buijs, the Netherlands’ Deputy Director General for International Cooperation, in our Maastricht office for discussions with our management team […]

ECDPM in top 10 European think tanks for funding transparency


For the third year in a row, ECDPM was awarded a five-star ranking – the highest possible score – in the 2016 think tank transparency report released by Transparify. This year, […]

Honorary President of ROPPA visits ECDPM


We had the pleasure to welcome Mr. Mamadou Cissokho, Honorary President of the Regional Farmers’ Organisation in West Africa (ROPPA) in our Brussels office on 12 May 2016. We had […]

International knowledge institutes are a “treasure trove”


ECDPM organised a high-level lunch on 17 March with the knowledge institutes of Maastricht (European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht University and United Nations University-Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute […]

King’s Commissioner of Limburg visits ECDPM


On Wednesday, May 20, the King’s Commissioner of Limburg – Mr. Theo Bovens – made a working visit to ECDPM. The Governor was welcomed by Ewald Wermuth and Geert Laporte, ECDPM’s […]