European Humanitarian Action Partnership (EUHAP), coordinated by the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA) and funded by the European Commission Erasmus+ Programme, aimed 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 ran between 2014 and 2017.


EUHAP was a collaborative community of humanitarian stakeholders representing academia (12 NOHA member universities and 8 other European universities), training providers (RedR UK and Institut Bioforce), employers (Aktion Deutschland Hilft) and employees (humanitarian professionals represented by NOHA graduates).

The initiative was primarily concerned with strengthening the professionalisation of the delivery of humanitarian aid, through exchange of best and innovative practices as well as improvement of the quality and efficiency of the education, and exploring the linkages between competencies, occupations and qualifications. It was 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 professionalisation.

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.


Final Dissemination Activities
May-August 2017

EUHAP Transnational Meeting
April 2017, Brussels

EUHAP WG1 Transnational Meeting
December 2016, Iasi

EUHAP Transnational Meeting
May 2016, Brussels

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

EUHAP Dissemination Workshop
January 2016, Brussels

EUHAP Transnational Meeting
February 2015, Brussels

Kick-off meeting
September 2014, Madrid

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