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Read an introduction to EUDiF from ICMPD Director Ralph Genetzke
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Ralph Genetzke
What does EUDiF do?
“EUDiF brings together research, policy-making, dialogue, capacity building and diaspora expert deployment so as to bridge existing gaps between policy development and research, to test out or consolidate concrete modes of engagement and create a laboratory of innovative ideas and policies, based on needs and priorities.”
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Oleg Chirita
Head of Programme
Global Initiatives
Did you know...
...the World Bank counts at least 271 definitions of diaspora?

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What we do

EUDiF seeks to consolidate knowledge and action to address the fragmentation of diaspora engagement for development. We assist diaspora organisations in Europe, countries of origin and the EU to engage and collaborate more effectively with each other on development issues.

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Who we are

EUDiF is a pilot project funded by the European Union’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) under the Development Cooperation Instrument, running from June 2019 until the end of 2022. The project is implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).

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Diaspora expertise
Diaspora members have long been acknowledged as agents for sustainable development with great potential in terms of social, human and financial capital. At EUDiF we believe in mainstreaming diaspora expertise for sustainable development when said diaspora expertise can bring added value.

The diaspora-development expert roster recruits and deploys diaspora in Europe with expertise in digital, education, entrepreneurship, environment or health.
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From working with diaspora, to working as diaspora – Agustín’s intern experience
June 24, 2020
As EUDiF recruits for the second round of its diaspora youth internship, Agustín Searle-Vial, our first intern, hailing from Chile,...
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Vacancies at EUDiF – join us!
June 23, 2020
Are you interested in migration and development and the potential of diaspora for development? We have three vacancies at EUDiF....
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‘Zoom out’ on diaspora engagement
June 23, 2020
Join our webinar on 7 July 12:30 – 14:00 (CEST) to ‘zoom out’ on diaspora engagement around the world with...
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