European Humanitarian Forum & High Level Conference on EiE

20 - 22 March, 2023

Chad (c) UNICEF / UN0469124/Dejongh

The European Humanitarian Forum (EHF) will be held 20-21 March 2023 at the EGG Conference Centre in Brussels and web-streamed on this website. On 22 March 2023, on the margins of the European Humanitarian Forum, the High-Level Conference on Education in Emergencies will be held at the same venue, also with an option for online participation.

European Humanitarian Forum

The Forum, co-organised by the European Commission (DG ECHO) and Sweden in the framework of its Presidency of the Council of the EU, will take place in the context of sharply increasing humanitarian needs, changing geopolitical realities, and shrinking humanitarian space.

Humanitarian needs have reached unprecedented levels, and the war in Ukraine, the global rise in food prices, and the ever more acute impact of climate change have exacerbated the situation even further. While the gap between needs and available resources continues to expand, the room for humanitarian action is under threat.

The 2023 edition of the European Humanitarian Forum will offer an opportunity to strengthen the cooperation and partnership among countries affected by the crises, donors, international stakeholders, the EU, and its Member States.

Through high-level discussions, political debates and practical workshops, the Forum will serve to jointly put forward innovative, sustainable, and efficient approaches to address the current challenges of the humanitarian world.

High-Level Conference on EiE

This Conference comes at a time when the complexity and duration of crises are increasing, with growing levels of displacement which severely impact children and youth, attacks on education, global learning losses, and structural under-investment in the education sector. The event intends to follow up on the outcomes of the Transforming Education Summit and translate its commitments into concrete actions, stepping up engagement on education in humanitarian response by the EU and its Member States.

Through high-level panel discussions and testimonies from affected youth, this Conference will make the case for education in emergency situations, call for increased and coordinated investment in a nexus approach, strengthen the whole-child approach in education, enhance quality for stronger learning outcomes, and protect the right to education.