Leibniz Research Alliance
Crises in a Globalised World


6. Crisis Talk: Humanitarian Crises: Rules, Responsibilities and Risks for Europe

Humanitarian Crises beyond our Borders: Roles, Responsibilities and Risks for Europe
Numerous humanitarian crises are currently unfolding. There are famines in Syria, Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria and people are suffering from serious malnutrition. This leads to political instability with consequences for Europe. There are many reasons for these emergencies, ranging from a drop in living standards, poverty, climate change to wars. Meanwhile, however, funds for local development aid are being reduced. For instance, the United States is threatening drastic cuts to the international cooperation budget. In this Crisis Talk we will discuss the various reasons why people are fleeing to Europe: how can we close the growing development gap in a rapidly changing geopolitical situation? How can we effectively and fairly support peace and ensure political and economic stability?

Crisis Talks of the Leibniz – Research Association “Crises in a globalised world”
Crises have historically been an important driver for change and progress in the EU. In crisis situations, the EU - which is characterised by a high level of heterogeneity and tends to form opinions by consensus - has so far generally been able to generate common perceptions, overcome blockages and manage integration. In the Crisis Talks series, the Leibniz Research Association “Crises in a globalised world” examines the question how Europe should deal with its current and past crises.


The Minister for Federal and European Affairs of the State of Hessen
Lucia Puttrich
and the
Leibniz Research Alliance “Crises in a Globalised World”
in cooperation with the
Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”

are delighted to invite you to a “Crisis Talk” on:

Humanitarian Crises:
Roles, Responsibilities and Risks for Europe

on Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 12h30 – 14h30
at the Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU
Rue Montoyer 21 ∙ 1000 Brussels

(Lunch buffet from 12h30, start of the event at 13h00)

Friedrich von Heusinger
Director of the Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU

Prof Dr Tilman Brück
Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops

Panel Discussion
Prof Dr Tilman Brück

Dr Nils Behrndt
European Commission
Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Neven Mimica, International Cooperation and Development

Kathrin Schick
Director of NGO-Europenetwork VOICE

Kai Küstner
Correspondent for WDR/NDR in Brussels


Simultaneous interpretation into English/German

Please register in advance via: veranstaltungen@lv-bruessel.hessen.de