The 2003 Autumn School brought together over 80 people from nine different countries including representatives from a large number of humanitarian organisations, public authorities, the Rhône Alpes region and students. Three important issues with consequences for humanitarian practices were discussed:

  • The sometimes dangerous mix of humanitarian and military operations in new crisis contexts.
  • The increasing demand from crisis-affected populations to participate in the planning and implementation of humanitarian programmes which has called into question the methods of the ’French Doctors’
  • The way that the interaction between AIDS, economics and food security has come to challenge the postulate of resilience.