In the run up to the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in May, the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA) and the European Commission are currently organizing a series of European Humanitarian Roundtables. These panel debates aim to foster information and idea sharing between those affected by humanitarian crises, academics, practitioners and youth involved in humanitarian action and intend to feed into the EU’s humanitarian policy and practice.
The roundtable covering Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Iceland has been held on 16 and 17 February 2016 in the University of Uppsala, Sweden, and was attended by NCHS researchers Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (Director, NCHS and Senior Researcher, PRIO) and Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (Senior Researcher, PRIO) .
Sandvik partook in the working group roundtable on “Access and subsidiarity” while Jumbert participated in the session on “Maintaining public support for humanitarian action”. Together with other key Northern European-based humanitarian actors, NCHS researchers have contributed to discuss and reflect upon key issues to be addressed at the WHS.
To read more about the European Humanitarian Roundtables, please click here.