Cooperation Partners
    German Red Cross and International Committee of the Red Cross

The German Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are impartial, neutral and independent organizations whose exclusive humanitarian missions are to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. They direct and coordinate the international relief activities conducted by the movement in situations of conflict. They also endeavour to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.

    NOHA Generalsecretariate Brussels

The Joint Master's Programme in International Humanitarian Action is an inter-university, multidisciplinary postgraduate programme that provides high quality academic education and professional competencies for personnel working or intending to work in the area of humanitarian action.


Directorate-General for Education and Culture


In September 2004, the European Commission awarded the NOHA Master the status of an Erasmus Mundus Programme. The latter is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that promotes the European Union as a centre of excellence in learning around the world. It provides EU-funded scholarships for a limited number of outstanding third-country nationals participating in Erasmus Mundus Master Courses.


European Commission Humanitarian Aid (ECHO)


The European Commission is one of the most committed donors of humanitarian aid worldwide. With its help, the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA) was founded in 1993 with the objective to fill a serious gap in the European educational landscape which had ignored humanitarian action as an important issue in higher academic education.


European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization (EIUC)


The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is an inter-disciplinary centre formed by 41 universities from all European Union Member States. It is founded on a commitment to the realization of the values enshrined in the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights, the promotion of high-level inter-disciplinary human rights education, research, training and culture, and a shared global understanding of human rights and democracy. The EIUC is located in Venice, Italy.

    European Peace University

The IFHV cooperates with this private university in the fields of teaching, research and publication. The Peace University is famous for their international master programme in peace research.


Stiftung Entwicklung und Frieden (SEF)


The IFHV co-operates with the SEF since 1994. IFHV scholars took part in many conferences of the SEF and published books and policy papers with this organization which was founded by Willy Brandt.