Project details

Evidence based policy for post crisis
Stability: bridging the gap
SEC-2013.4.3-1 SEC-2013.4.3-1
Start date:
36 months

Project funding

This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under the grant agreement 607960

Bridging the gap

Natural disasters and civil conflict are the most common causes of acute crises around the world. Earthquakes, floods, droughts, protracted civil violence bring with them not only immediate death, injuries and losses of livelihoods but they bring about serious knock on effects such as migration, famines, chronic instability, small arms proliferation and unemployment. All of these are both underpinned and aggravated by the lack of basic social services such as health and education, pushing the communities further down the spiral of hopelessness.

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Bridging the Gap – The Role of Health, Education and Data in Paving the Way from Crisis to Stability

The European Union FP7-financed CAERUS Consortium organised in Brussels on the 18th March 2015, the first of two consultative workshops on the CAERUS research project – Evidence Based Policy for post Crisis Stability: Bridging the Gap.

The aim of the research project is to identify and test improved responses to questions on linking humanitarian relief and post-crisis recovery with resilience and development that pave the way for stability in fragile, post-disaster and post-conflict situations. Research focuses specifically on the role of health and education in disaster and post-conflict relief and longer-term transition objectives, while taking into account of wider peacebuilding and statebuilding concerns.

The objective of this first workshop is to bring together stakeholders from the EU and beyond to:
• Introduce the work of CAERUS,
• Position this research within the wider policy discourse on linking crisis, fragility and development, and
• Consult among stakeholders on issues that will require attention during implementation of the research project.

The workshop will focus on three thematic areas: (i) Can civil registration contribute to peacebuilding and statebuilding? (ii) Making the most out of data in health and education policies, and (iii) Health service provision in the transition from conflict to stability: which role for health sector actors, including non-state armed groups.