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ODI Europe

What we do

ODI Europe leads thinking and policy influence to inspire Europe to continue acting on injustice and inequality.

Through independent, collaborative research and ideas that matter for people and the planet, ODI’s European office steers European policy design and ensures an informed debate about Europe’s role in the global arena. Find out more about our priority areas for 2023/24.

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Our work

Our Projects

The Africa-Europe Mayors' Dialogue

The Dialogue is a partnership of equals between African and European mayors, focusing on creating opportunities for all urban residents. It aspires to a new and different model of cooperation between the two continents, based on mutual respect and trust, helping to redress the power imbalances that persist between Africa and Europe.

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Cities in the Mayors Dialogue

Public and political narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: implications for action

This project is mapping recent research and evidence on public attitudes toward refugees and other migrants in countries across Europe and Africa.

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Meet the ODI Europe team

ODI Europe Board

About our European office

ODI’s European office extends and deepens ODI’s engagement with European-based policy-makers on topics which go beyond the current development aid paradigm. Our focus is on economic, climate, foreign, security, social, domestic, and other policies that affect marginalised and vulnerable populations.

Europe is a key vehicle for impacting global policy, through advancing change across the continent, as well as through its external programmes and engagement in multilateral fora. ODI Europe was established in Brussels in 2021 as an international not-for-profit association (INPA). By growing ODI’s engagement across Europe, we aim to increase visibility, influence, and impact on the global policy process in key areas, building just and equitable partnerships and driving impact.

Contact us

ODI Europe
35 Square de Meeûs
1000 Brussels, Belgium

Email: [email protected]

EU Transparency register: 131581848799-77

  1. Looking back, looking forward: Global South perspectives on the BRI


  2. Decarbonising the UK’s building stock: can immigration policy help solve workforce challenges?

    Working papers

  3. Smugglers or refugees? The growing prosecution of refugees in Europe

  4. What is smart development power? Unpacking emergent strategies among four European donors

  5. Migration management and external policy in Europe are increasingly connected – and that’s problematic

  6. Beyond States: the story behind the Global Compact for Migration


  7. Bigger, but also better: why MDB reform must go further

  8. One year since Russia invaded Ukraine: implications for the Africa-Europe relationship

  9. Pathways towards digitalisation in social protection and public employment services


  10. More than meets the eye? Assessing MDBs’ contribution to tackling global challenges

  11. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is creating cascading risks across Eurasia – here’s what to watch out for

  12. Economic vulnerability to the Russia–Ukraine War: which low- and middle-income countries are most vulnerable?


  13. Migration for climate action: how labour mobility can help the green transition

  14. Can we better manage donor institutions for tackling global challenges?


  15. Financing EU external action: understanding Member State priorities

    Working papers