EU restrictive measures impact on humanitarian aid: Between a principled view for exemptions and a pragmatic approach for an effective derogation process.

10:30 - 12:30
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Join VOICE and a panel of experts on the 11th of December for a webinar focusing on the push to introduce humanitarian exemptions to EU sanctions regimes, and the discussion on an EU-wide derogation process. 

VOICE has raised awareness of the impacts of EU sanctions and counter-terrorism restrictive measures for the past number of years, as these have increasingly been felt by its 88 humanitarian NGO members. The challenges faced by NGOs are myriad and include: difficulties to access financial services; the risks of criminal and civil liability; the increased financial and administrative burden linked to mitigation measures; procurement and logistics difficulties; and reduced flexibility in programming. 


  • Emma O’Leary, Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Nathalie Thiberge, DG ECHO
  • Darta Tentere and Roberto Crespi, DG Fisma
  • Jean-Raphael Poitou, Acción Contra el Hambre
  • Magnus Sätterberg, Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union


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