Leaders in research on development cooperation
The Centre for Development Cooperation Studies (CECOD) aims to promote debate, knowledge and research on development cooperation.
The centre is formed by two institutions: the Institute for European Studies, part of the CEU San Pablo University, and the CODESPA Foundation. It is currently supported by the Regional Agency for Immigration and Cooperation of the Madrid Autonomous Region.
The CECOD is a meeting point for all those persons involved in international cooperation. Its activities are multidisciplinary, involving collaboration between various social spheres, such as academia, the government, non-governmental organizations and the business world.
The CECOD was created during the third Spanish Presidency of the EU (first semester of 2002), as an observatory tool regarding development cooperation in the European Union and particularly in Spain. Since then its goal has been to encourage debate on development cooperation by means of congresses and workshops, research projects and publication of academic papers and books.