Project: EU humanitarian aid policy and civilian power Europe
- project duration
- 01-OCT-04 – 30-SEP-08
- EU humanitarian aid policy is an aspect of EU external action which has received little academic interest. The research aims at gaining insight in the legal basis, the institutional architecture, the decision-making procedures, the financial means, as well as the history of the European Union's policy on humanitarian action. Special attention is devoted to the place of humanitarian aid in overall EU crisis management strategies and to the relationship between EU humanitarian aid and development cooperation. The role concept of civilian power Europe is used as a conceptual framework for the research on the role of the EU as an international humanitarian donor.