Mid-July in Brussels: Prof Doris Schopper met the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides to discuss the Humanitarian Encyclopedia project.
The Cypriot Stylianides has held this position since 2014 with one of his responsibilities being to build close relationships with various partners to make joint humanitarian work more effective. And here is where the Humanitarian Encyclopedia fits right in, with its declared objective to engage a broad constituency of local, regional and global humanitarian actors, and to bring about more reflective, effective and innovative humanitarian action. Professor Schopper reports that the discussions were very positive and that Commissioner Stylianides expressed a sincere interest in the project.
The meeting had been organized by Charles Goerens, EU Parliamentarian, in collaboration with the General Director of MSF-Luxembourg, Paul Delaunois.