Thea Hilhorst awarded prestigious ERC Advanced Grant

We are pleased and proud to announce that our LDE Centre GMD Academic Executive Board member Thea Hilhorst was awarded with the prestigious European Research Council Advanced Grant for research.

Thea Hilhorst


This grant (of 2.5 million euros) entitled 'Humanitarian governance: accountability, advocacy, alternatives' includes reseach that will be carried out over the course of 5 years including Colombia, Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo as case studies. The research project aims to understand what patterns of governance emerge in different types of crises and in different contexts of state-society relations, government traditions, and styles of statehood. In addition, it will focus on the international policies of climate-related displacement to understand how humanitarian governance is challenged through accountability and advocacy practices.

For more information, please read the official press release or visit the International Institute of Social Studies website.