NOHA-ECHO European Humanitarian Roundtables

European Humanitarian Roundtable (East), Warsaw, 2 March 2016 - towards the World Humanitarian Summit

The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in May will help reshape the way humanitarian aid will be delivered in the future.

In the run-up to this important milestone, the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA) and the European Commission are organising a series of roundtables. The aim of these events is 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 provide 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.

The Warsaw Roundtable is the third of the series of four events which will take place in the South (Aix-Marseille University), North (University of Uppsala), East (University of Warsaw) and West of Europe (University College Dublin). Experts from the region will meet to discuss current issues in humanitarian action, namely “Access and Subsidiarity”, “Protection in Urban Settings”, “Forced and Protracted Displacements” and one regional theme.

South: Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence, France
Date: 4 February 2016
Region: Romania, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Greece, Malta, Cyprus, organisations located in the Balkans, Croatia Regional
Theme: Development and Humanitarian Action

North: University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
Date: 17 February 2016
Region: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Iceland
Regional Theme: Maintaining Public Support for Humanitarian Action

East: University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Date: 2 March, 2016
Region: Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia
Regional Theme: Current Humanitarian Challenges in Ukraine

West: University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: 31 March 2016
Region: UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal
Regional Theme: Gender Based Violence and Resilience

These events will be open to the general public free of charge and both NOHA and the European Commission will welcome input from those who wish to attend. Audience members will have the chance to ask questions of and interact with humanitarian stakeholders from the region.