European Humanitarian Action Partnership (EUHAP), coordinated by the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA) and funded by the European Commission Erasmus+ Programme, aims to promote the exchange of best and innovative practices as well as to improve the quality and efficiency of education in order to boost competences, increase employability, enhance opportunities and professionalisation. The project runs between 2014 and 2017.

About

EUHAP is a collaborative community of humanitarian stakeholders representing academia (12 NOHA member universities and 9 other European universities), training providers (RedR UK and Institut Bioforce), employers (Aktion Deutschland Hilft) and employees (humanitarian professionals represented by NOHA graduates). The initiative aims to promote the exchange of best and innovative practices and improve the quality and efficiency of education in order to boost competences, increase employability and improve opportunities and professionalisation. It will be achieved by delivery of four primary outputs – HA Professions, HA Recognition, HA E-learning and HA Map, each addressing a specific aspect of humanitarian action professionalization.

More specifically, the project attempts to:

  • establish clear linkages between occupations, skills/competences and qualifications in the sector,
  • facilitate the validation and recognition of humanitarian qualifications, identify learning pathways from vocational and other education types in the humanitarian sector to higher education,
  • improve access to humanitarian education through the development of Open Educational Resources,
  • promote a transnational community of knowledge and practice by developing an interactive platform of humanitarian activity in Europe, and
  • establish a European observatory of humanitarian activity with recognised data collection laboratories in each member state.

The initiative builds upon EUPRHA (European Universities on Professionalization on Humanitarian Action), project ran in 2011-2014.

Timeline

Kick-off meeting
September 2015, Madrid

EUHAP Transnational Meeting
February 2015, Brussels

EUHAP Dissemination Workshop
November 2015, Brussels

Project presentation
World Conference on Humanitarian Studies
March 2016, Addis Ababa

EUHAP Transnational Meeting
April 2016

EUHAP Transnational Meeting
January 2017

EUHAP Dissemination Conference
June 2017, Brussels