28-03-2023 14:30
EU external action and crisis response: is the EU budget fit for purpose?

Hearings BUDG
A photo of a person looking for survivors in a collapsed building
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The Committee on Budgets held a public hearing on the EU budget and its impact on the EU external action and its crisis response capacity. The Committees on Foreign Affairs and Development were invited to participate in the hearing.

The experts who shared their insights are:
  • Prof. Esther Duflo, Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics
  • Mr Dominic Crowley, President, Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies (VOICE) - replaced by Francesca Giubilo, Director ad interim, Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies (VOICE)
  • Mr Andreas Papaconstantinou, Director for Neighbourhood and Middle East, DG ECHO, European Commission
  • Ms Mariella Di Ciommo, Associate director - Europe and Africa in the world, European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)