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Regional Consultation for Europe and Others Group
About this resource
The World Humanitarian Summit regional consultation for the Europe and Others
group was held in Budapest, Hungary on 3-4 February 2015. It was co-chaired by
the Governments of Hungary and Finland (co-hosts), the European Commission Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) and the United
Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). In the spirit of
the summit process’ multi-stakeholder approach, the consultation brought together
some 250 participants (making it the largest regional consultation to date) from the
‘Europe and others’ region,1 representing Member States; affected people; local, regional and international civil society organizations; the Red Cross and Red Crescent
Movement; national and international NGOs; United Nations agencies and other international organizations; regional organizations; diaspora organizations; the private
sector; and academic institutions. In addition, the Government of Jordan, which will
co-host the regional consultation for the Middle East and North Africa in Amman in
March 2015, attended as observer.
This summary captures the main findings and recommendations articulated by participants at the regional consultation.