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Read an introduction to EUDiF from ICMPD Director Ralph Genetzke
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Ralph Genetzke
Global diaspora engagement at a glance...
Explore the graphic recording of the discussion held online between the EUDiF research team.

Learn about the regional similarities and differences discovered during the mapping of our first 50 countries, then look into the individual countries via the interactive map!
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Did you know...
In the Pacific region, cultural preservation holds a lot of potential for diaspora engagement in both countries of origin and destination?

Read Alex's blog to learn more!
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Alexandre Porteret
Associate Project Officer
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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News • Africa
Catch up on our ‘Zoom out’ on global diaspora engagement
July 30, 2020
On 7 July we hosted an online discussion between the research team who produced the first 50 fact sheets in...
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Year one reflections
July 27, 2020
Oleg Chirita, Head of Programme Global Initiatives, reflects on EUDiF’s first year of implementation and what the next 12 months...
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Blog • Pacific
Preserving Pacific cultural heritage: a triangle of diaspora engagement
July 16, 2020
As Kiribati Language Week 2020 draws to a close, EUDiF’s Alexandre Porteret reflects on the importance of cultural preservation for diaspora engagement in the Pacific.
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