VeCo, the IES and the University of Warwick organised a joint training programme on the Politics of International Development

On 17 and 18 January 2020, Vesalius College (VeCo), the Institute for European Studies (IES) in Brussels and the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) of the University of Warwick in the UK organised a joint training programme on the Politics of International Development.
The training, held at the West Midlands Europe Hub, provided a solid introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals in context and detailed knowledge on the framing, implementation and implications of Sustainable Development Goal 16 on peaceful, just and inclusive societies. It took a critical approach to the dominant international development agenda. It enabled the over 20 participants to situate the Sustainable Development Goals in an intellectual history of thinking on development, as well as the contemporary challenges of the pressures on multilateralism and resources and demands for evidence-based policy making.The Expert conversation with Santa Falasca, Head of the Brussels Office of the International Centre for Transitional Justice set the scene on Friday evening focusing on the Working Group on Sustainable Development Goal 16 and Transitional Justice.

The training continued on Saturday with Briony Jones, Associate Professor of International Development in the Politics and International Studies Department (PAIS) at the University of Warwick and Deputy Director of the Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre for International Development.

This joint training was organised as part of the enhanced collaboration between VUB/IES/Vesalius College and Warwick.

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