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Evidence based policy for post crisis stabilization: bridging the gap

Objective

The CAERUS consortium aims to identify humanitarian relief actions that pave the way for human development and stability in post-conflict societies. Why have some countries successfully escaped the cycle of violence and conflict where others seem to be trapped? What has been the specific role of national, international and particularly European post-conflict relief action and development cooperation in these cases?

This project will undertake humanitarian policy analysis on a global and regional scale, examining ways in which these policies support or undermine development and international security. It will also implement population-based studies in key crises-affected areas to obtain field evidence.

Research will focus on health and educational policies. Many crises and conflicts entail a substantial degradation in human and social capital, creating barriers to post-conflict recovery and stabilization. The instant re-establishment of access to primary and secondary education, as well as to basic health services, is vital as these are tangible peace dividends. Offering young people real opportunities aside from warfare, and lowering the burden of disease and mortality in war-torn populations dries up the breeding ground of violence and conflict. Moreover, it potentially lowers migratory pressure towards the European Union from post-conflict societies.

In addition, the CAERUS project seeks to detect barriers to provision of basic services in post-conflict settings. It will also assess how European technologies, especially field telecommunications and mobile laboratory capacities, can be used to increase timeliness and effectiveness of service provision in remote areas. These activities will, at the same time, increase European capacities to respond to outbreaks of rare and emerging diseases with pandemic potential.

The consortium involves partners from Belgium, Norway, the Netherlands, Austria, United Kingdom and India.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/epidemiology/pandemics
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 153 280,99
Administrative Contact
Debarati Guha (Mrs.)

Participants (6)

FORSKNINGSSTIFTELSEN FAFO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 494 700,80
Address
Borggata 2B
0608 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jon Pedersen (Mr.)
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT POLICY MANAGEMENT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 371 727,24
Address
Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 21
6211 HE Maastricht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Volker Hauck (Mr.)
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING STIFTELSE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 373 272,50
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mike Kobernus (Mr.)
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 361 164
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Lang (Dr.)
THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 405 164,46
Address
Sint James S Square 10 Chatham House
SW1Y 4LE London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Paul Curtin (Mr.)
JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY
India
EU contribution
€ 90 690
Address
Raja S C Mallick Road Jadavpur 188
700032 Kolkata
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tuhin Das (Prof.)