This brief analyses current issues in the EU’s humanitarian aid and makes recommendations for responding to the challenges ahead. Specifically, it addresses the tensions between the Commission’s ambition to be a geopolitical actor and to better respond to multidimensional crises through a ‘nexus approach’ and the strong needs-based humanitarian assistance the EU provides. The analysis is based on a structured review of academic and policy sources, complemented by interviews with Brussels-based humanitarian aid policymakers.
With the global economy going into a steep recession, developing countries are facing considerable financing shortfalls. Confronted with its most severe crisis since WWII, Europe needs to adopt a global perspective, as it cannot successfully address it in isolation. There is a moral imperative to help vulnerable people in distress and foster global solidarity to prevent catastrophic outcomes.
In this paper, researchers from the European Think Tanks Group propose a set of actions the EU should consider to raise its climate ambition and exert credible climate leadership in a challenging global context.
In this ‘Agenda for Europe in the World’, we share concrete proposals for the new EU leadership, focusing on nine key domains where the EU can make a difference.
This briefing note from Marcus Manuel (ODI) and Stephanie Manea (ODI) draws on previous ODI research to examine how the EU could play a more effective role in ending extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by better targeting support for human development in the poorest countries.
After the recent European elections in Italy, a populist leadership is set to be the driver of the Italian European
Daniele Fattibene (IAI), Giulia Maci (ECDPM) and Guido Santini (FAO) identify innovative approaches to better integrate food into urban planning.
The authors underline the major challenges the negotiation for the new Multi-Annual Financial Framework may face.
Irene Schöfberger and Bernardo Venturi contest myths around the migration and development link, providing possible actions African and European policy makers.
Giulia Maci, San Bilal, Anna Knoll and Eva Dick propose a city-scale, long term and integrated approach to refugee integration.