Knocking at the door of Europe

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.

Happy birthday – a new visual identity is born

The symbol stands for humanity, co-creation, dissemination, evolution and solid foundations. It shall carry these concepts and values over bridges and across borders.

Designed as a living process, the collaborative research project Humanitarian Encyclopedia will develop a cross-cultural, transdisciplinary and multi-sectoral review of key humanitarian concepts. By 2020, the “living” Encyclopedia will engage a broad constituency of local, regional and global humanitarian actors, and bring about more reflective, effective and creative humanitarian decision making, while constituting a milestone in the scholarship of contemporary humanitarian action.

The ultimate goal is a more informed humanitarian community delivering quality programming thanks to shared and contextualized analyses as well as improved dialogue among stakeholders.

Partnerships are the DNA of the project

The new visual identity will allow partners, co-creators, contributors and beneficiaries to better identify with the Humanitarian Encyclopedia.

The new symbol stands for humanity, co-creation, dissemination, evolution and solid foundations. It shall carry these concepts and values over bridges and across borders.