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The French Red Cross Foundation is a research foundation dedicated to humanitarian and social action. An approved non-profit organisation (FRUP), it represents the will of the French Red Cross to promote scientific knowledge, ethical reflection and social innovation in order to advance action in the service of the most vulnerable.

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The French Red Cross Foundation supports research on humanitarian and social action by awarding about 10 postdoctoral fellowships each year. Consult our current calls for applications!

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The French Red Cross Foundation is involved at the most local level to invent the humanitarian and social action of tomorrow. You can accompany us in this project. Discover all the ways to act with us.


The Foundation strives to disseminate the knowledge generated by its research activities as widely as possible, in particular through the production of quality, open access publications.

23 July 2018

“The participative approach bypasses political solutions and maintains the...

Auteur d’une recherché intitulée « Enjeux et pratiques de la participation communautaire en Casamance », Alvar Jones Sanchez s’intéresse tout particulièrement au Peacebulding et à l’impact des Comités de paix. Très critique à l’égard de ces modèles d’intervention, il décrit le fossé existant entre les objectifs affichés et leur...

23 July 2018

“Better understanding migrant populations in order to better respond...

The French Red Cross’ department for volunteer activities and engagement (DABE) leads a network of 60 000 volunteers engaged across the national territory, in the fields of social action, emergency and first aid. In 2018, working as close to the ground and the volunteers as possible, the French Red...

23 July 2018

“Shedding light on innovative responses to the migrant crisis...

In 2018, the Fondation Crédit Coopératif financed two postdoctoral research fellowships on the place and impact of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in Europe in the management of the migrant crisis.

23 July 2018

Humanitarian improvisation, or when the migrant crisis provokes a...

De Calais à Paris, des camps de migrants aux trottoirs de la ville, Marjorie Gerbier-Aublanc a suivi des citoyens ordinaires qui se sont engagés dans l’ « improvisation humanitaire ». Hébergement, distribution de repas, ramassage des ordures… leurs actions de solidarité se sont glissées dans les espaces non couverts...

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