The Role of Education in Displacement Crises

IIEA6th October 20161min
Emergencies and protracted crises, such as the current migration crisis, are disrupting the opportunities for education of an estimated 75 million children and youth across 35 countries.

Podcast: Download the keynote audio podcast from this event here

About the Speech:

Emergencies and protracted crises, such as the current migration crisis, are disrupting the opportunities for education of an estimated 75 million children and youth across 35 countries. In his keynote address to the IIEA, Commissioner Stylianides discussed the European Union’s strategies for supporting education in crisis situations, and the challenges the EU faces achieving this priority.

This event is part of the 2016 Development Matters series, which the IIEA is co-hosting with Irish Aid.

About the Speaker:

Christos Stylianides was appointed European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management in November 2014. Concurrently, he serves as the EU Ebola Coordinator. In May 2014, he was elected MEP, a position he held until October 2014. He was twice appointed Government Spokesperson of the Republic of Cyprus (2013-2014 and 1998-1999). Between 2006 and 2013, he was a Member of the Cyprus House of Representatives.