European Development Institute (EDI)

EDI is based in Brussels and carries out its activities by bringing 12 different institutions and 16 experts from Europe and neighbor countries together. EDI’s activities are focused in three main categories with its experienced experts and institutional partnerships.

- Sustainable Development
- Entrepreneurship and Startups
- Future Techs

Areas of Expertise

“EDI’s activities and expertise are focused on 3 basic fields. It develops projects in the fields of sustainable development, entrepreneurship & startups, and FutureTech which are the most important developments in today’s world that can make a difference in social and individual development.”

What is our working process?

EDI develops projects in line with its objectives by cooperating with institutions from many parts of the world, especially EU countries. It works closely with institutions that are interested in developing projects as solutions for local, national and international problems and developing projects. After conducting a comprehensive problem analysis for a particular issue, EDI ensures that an appropriate project is developed for the issue by its experts. It incorporates the most qualified partners in that particular field thanks to its constantly expanding network and put the projects with high success rate into practice.


Erasmus+, Horizon, Cosme and more Partnership

EDI is a non-profit organization that is open to partnership possibilities within the scope of many programs, especially in EU funded programs such as Erasmus +, Horizon, Cosme. It has some of the most experienced “experts” of the EU in the fields of sustainable development, Future Tech and, entrepreneurship & startups. Instead of being an inactive partner in project consortiums, EDI makes a remarkable contribution to improve the quality and acceptance possibility of the proposal from the very first moment it is involved in. While EDI’s experienced project managers contribute and support submission processes technically, in the meantime, its experts report their views and recommendations on the main focus of the project and make professional contributions. In addition, EDI is ready to include the network it has into the projects it is involved.

European Development Network

European Development Network is a network established by EDI and having a general secretariat and 12 different institutions within notably from EU countries. It consists of universities, NGOs, non-profit organizations, private companies and individual specialists. Members actively develop projects and establish new partnerships with each other within this network. In addition, members come together at regular meetings organized by EDI in Brussels to increase their institutional capacity by sharing experience and ideas. These institutions and individuals have the opportunity to find new partners for their projects, being part of new consortiums and have a strong network for dissemination activities. Feel free to contact us to join the European Development Network.


What are our future plans?

The mission of EDI is to create and put sustainable projects into practice in order to contribute The United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals and the EU’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable. It considers European Development Network as the most efficient tool for this mission. EDI aims to get 100 active members involved in this network by the end of 2020 and make it the biggest and the most effective network.

Our Skills

European Development Institute contains 16 individual experts from different disciplines and institutions such as; universities, NGOs, non-profit organizations and private companies. In addition to experts in Sustainable Development, FutureTech, Entrepreneurship & Startups categories, EDI Team includes professional project managers as well.