European Humanitarian Roundtables

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In advance of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) taking place in May 2016, the  NOHA Network on Humanitarian Action  (NOHA) and the European Commission organised a series of roundtable events. The aim of these events was to present and discuss the core themes and priorities of the WHS process and the European Union’s policy position towards the WHS. The events provided an opportunity for those affected by conflict, academics, practitioners, and youth involved in humanitarian action, as well as the broader humanitarian community, to make substantive contributions to the European Union’s humanitarian policy and practice.

Four Regional Roundtables Discuss WHS Themes and Priorities

  • South: Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence, France. Region: Romania, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Greece, Malta, Cyprus, Organisations located in the Balkans, Croatia. Dates: 3-4 February 2016
  • North: University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden. Region: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Iceland.Dates: 16-17 February 2016
  • East: University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland. Region: Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia. Dates: 1-2 March, 2016
  • West: University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. Region: UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal. Dates: 30-31 March

European Humanitarian Roundtable West: Dublin 30-31 March 2016

The Centre for Humanitarian Action was honoured to host ‘Roundtable West’. This marked the end of the series of four roundtable events. Over two days participants split into four working groups to discuss the following themes:

  1. Access and subsidiarity
  2. Gender Based Violence and Resilience
  3. Protection in urban settings
  4. Current challenges: forced and protracted displacement

 Watch the Dublin humanitarian roundtable  debate here (31 March 2016)


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What is the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA)?

The NOHA Network on Humanitarian Action is an international association of universities that aims to enhance professionalism in the humanitarian sector through education & training, research & publications, and projects. It is a Network of 12 European and 5 global partner universities of which the UCD Centre for Humanitarian Action is a member.