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Recordings of #EHF2023

Recordings of all sessions are online. Please go to the programme and the relevant session to access the recordings.


Co-hosts statement

Click here to read the European Humanitarian Forum 2023 Co-Hosts Summary by the European Commission and the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU.


Opening and closing remarks

  • Opening remarks from Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management: Opening remarks (
  • Closing remarks Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management: Closing remarks (
  • Opening remarks by Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Mr Johan Forssell: Opening remarks
  • Closing remarks by Swedish State Secretary for International Development Cooperation, Ms Diana Janse: Closing remarks
  • Statement by Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Tobias Billström: Statement


Press releases


Factsheet on the global humanitarian funding gap

This year’s Forum had a specific focus on addressing the unprecedented increase of humanitarian needs in order to reduce them, through mobilising more resources and improving efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian response. Download the factsheet ‘Tackling the global humanitarian funding gap’ to find out more.


Launch of the European Prize for Humanitarian innovation

The Forum marked the launch of a new European Prize for Humanitarian Innovation, aimed at recognising EU organisations that have developed lifesaving innovations. Entries will be open until October 2023 with the prize being awarded at next year’s Humanitarian Forum.

European Prize for Humanitarian Innovation: first edition kicks off (


DG ECHO Guidance Note on Promoting Equitable Partnerships with Local Responders in Humanitarian Setting

During the European Humanitarian Forum 2023, the new DG ECHO policy on equitable partnerships with local responders in humanitarian settings has been announced.

It will guide staff and partners to move forward towards a more inclusive and equitable localisation agenda.

Promoting Equitable Partnerships with Local responders in Humanitarian Settings (

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