Humanitarian assistance and Europe

Conference with Dan SCHREIBER, head of coordination in DRC for OCHA, United Nations

The European Union and its member States are together the most important contributors to the humanitarian help in the world, just beside the United States. Intended to play a leading role in the rescue operations in case of catastrophes or conflicts, its action is grounded on the “European consensus on humanitarian help”

However, the European approach grounded on the principles, defined by this key document, is in practice more and more frequently criticized concerning the contradictory goals, the insufficient respect of some principles and good practices, and the perception of a humanitarian assistance sometimes politicised.

Would this critical nothing more than a symbol of stronger and stronger tensions on the humanitarian international system in its globality?

Practical Information

Date: 17th December 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m.

Place: Institute for European Studies of the ULB, Room Spaak

The participation is free, under registration (See the form below)

Dan Schreiber’s Professional experience

International expert working since 2005 in the field of peace, security and humanitarian emergency in the framework of weak States and in post-conflict phase, Dan Schreiber joined in 2015 the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations (OCHA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

As head of coordination, he is responsible for the conception and the improvement of humanitarian strategies to respond to the critical needs of communities touched by the effects of the conflicts, violence and chronicle humanitarian problematics and lower their vulnerability.