Regional Consultation for Europe and Others Group

World Humanitarian Summit
Date published
01 Feb 2015
Conference, training & meeting documents
Development & humanitarian aid, System-wide performance, Global Forum

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.