Two-day EU conference: The European Year of Development: approaches, issues & results

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Venue:FIU - MARC International Pavilion

Two-day EU Conference - February 22-23, 2016:
The European Year of Development: approaches, issues & results

This 1.5 day-long Workshop brings together scholarly experts on Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and Africa to discuss how EU & European development policies are established and implemented with partners around the world. Given the fact that the EU collectively is not only the largest provider of Official Development Assistance, but also that 2015 is/was the European Year of Development, we center our conference on issues of development and cooperation with nations and regions around the globe. The latter is particularly important as the UN revised the Millennium Development Goals. This conference enables us to analyze how the EU advocates and integrates development policy in its external relations and foreign policy, while also placing EU policies within the larger development framework of the UN, and comparing it to the development priorities of the U.S. Miami’s location on the margins of South America and the Caribbean ensures high visibility and audience turnout for a discussion of the EU’s role in foreign aid and relations among European, Caribbean and African nations in the post-colonial landscape. Since the topic of development is multifaceted, we plan to include scholars from various schools and departments, including History, Anthropology, Public Health, Political Science, International Relations as well as all of our relevant area studies centers. In addition we will encourage participation from Miami’s non-profit and NGO development organizations.

Monday, Feb 22 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker Dr.Renate Hahlen, Minister Counselor (Development) Delegation of the European Union to the United States "Where is the European Union's Development policy heading?" Reception to follow (by invitation only)

► This event is free and open to the public. To register for Keynote speaker Dr. Renate Hahlen on Feb. 22, click here

Tuesday, Feb 23 | 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.:


  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Panel I: Approaches towards development
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Panel II: EU Development Policies in the wider world
  • 2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Panel III: EU Development pre/post-2015: the Caribbean

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► This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Politics & International Relations, The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, and the University of Miami European Union Center & Jean Monnet Chair