On 30 and 31 October the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) in cooperation with the Centre for European Studies of Ghent University hosted a workshop on the politicization of European development policy. The workshop discussions departed from the observation that the characteristics of political conflict over European development policy have significantly changed in the past few years. Researchers of various disciplines presented their paper on politicization processes in the European Parliament, within EU member states as well as in the EU’s partner countries. In particular, discussions centred on the question of how dynamics in other policy domains such as security or migration policy influence the politicization of development policy. The individual contributions to the workshop will be part of a special issue project to be published in the “Journal of Common Market Studies” in 2021.