Welcome! the new EUDiF website.
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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Welcome to EUDiF: the EU #diaspora4dev hub
May 20, 2020
Ralph Genetzke, ICMPD Director, shares a few words on the EU Global Diaspora Facility’s research and website launch. Although I...
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Diaspora engagement – an unfinished business
April 16, 2020
Following the launch of the European Union Global Diaspora Facility (EUDiF), Oleg Chirita, ICMPD’s Head of Programme Global Initiatives explores...
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Diaspora Consultation: Southwest Europe
March 3, 2020
On 9 and 10 November 2019, EUDiF held its first diaspora consultation in Lisbon with diaspora organisations based in Portugal...
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