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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Internal project meeting 25-27 November

ECDPM, the European Centre for Development Policy Management., host internal project meeting in Maastricht.

Caerus Kick-Off Meeting underway!

The EU FP7 funded project, CAERUS kicked-off with a meeting held in Brussels over three days, organised by the project Coordinator from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL).

Project members traveled from as far afield as Africa, India and Norway. 

In addition, Guillaume Lapeyre, from the European Commission attended for the three days.

The CAERUS consortium aims to identify which humanitarian relief actions actually pave way for human development and stability in post-conflict societies.

 The project members are working together to find answers to these main questions:

·        Why do some countries escape the cycle of violence and conflict, while others suffer?
·        What role does national, international and European post-conflict relief action and developmental cooperation play in these cases?

Debby Sapir, the project coordinator stated:

"Caerus is a unique project which will examine stabalisation interventions in conflict torn areas in the world. We are very excited about the project and the group of experts that we have assembled to tackle this vital question.

We want to focus on communities, rather than only politics, because after all, it is the people who make the peace."

The Caerus consortium enjoying some sun.

CAERUS Officially starts

To better understand the role of health and education, with special emphasis on adolescents and young adults as drivers of pacification and social stabilisations in post crises settings and recommend future policy from lessons learnt and to adapt and apply existing European technologies to improve the efficiency of relief to development actions in post crisis settings by meeting gaps in rapid data transfer, pathogen detection and disease transmission control.