Raising the Bar

The Raising the Bar Project was designed to enhance transatlantic coherence and cooperation in humanitarian action. Over 18 months (January 2008 - June 2009), a project team based on a unique network of transatlantic organizations conducted field-based empirical research to provide an in-depth analysis of current practices in four key areas of humanitarian policy, thereby helping to identify the potential and limits of joint transatlantic action. In order to foster joint transatlantic action, Raising the Bar also contained a multi-stakeholder dialogue component, the Transatlantic Dialogues on Humanitarian Action. These dialogues brought together decision-makers, experts, and practitioners from the EU and US and discussed key research findings, an developed an Action Plan for increased transatlantic cooperation and coordination as well as mutual learning in humanitarian action.

This project is implemented in cooperation with

The project is generously supported by