EU puts resilience at the heart of its work on fighting hunger and poverty
On the 3rd of October 2012, Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, and Commissioner for Humanitarian aid, International Cooperation and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, proposed a new policy to help vulnerable communities across the world build resilience to future crises.
The new Communication, "The EU Approach to Resilience: Learning from Food Security Crises" draws lessons from the experience of responding to recent food crises and outlines the measures with which the European Union will help vulnerable populations reduce the impact of future crises and disasters.
For more information please read the memo http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/12/1052&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en
and the press release http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-12-733_en.htm?locale=en
Resilience will be the crosscutting theme of one of the three topics of the European Development Days “Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Resilience”. More information can be found on the European Development Days website http://eudevdays.eu/