Linking relief, rehabilitation and development – a central issue in Groupe URD’s activities.
The topic which led to the creation of Groupe URD remains one of our major areas of investigation. Following our contribution to the framework note on this subject, we have been invited to speak during the public hearing on 3 September at the European Parliament alongside the European Minister, Michèle Striffler, European Commissioners, Kristalina Georgieva and Andris Piebalgs, and other representatives from the Commission.
Groupe URD will be taking part in a public hearing organised by the European Commission’s Committee on Development on the topic, “Linking relief, rehabilitation and development: Towards more effective aid”, on 3 September.
This hearing, which will be presided by Michèle Striffler and Thijs Berman, will be a chance to review current thinking on this issue and the difficulties encountered in establishing an effective link between these different phases of aid, in order to improve the quality of the international response and the interactions between the stakeholders involved.