Extracts from the statement by Kristalina Georgieva on the launch of the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps
On 21 June, Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, presented the Launch of pilot phase of European Voluntary Corps in humanitarian aid in Brussels.
The European humanitarian volunteers will undergo extensive training, which will allow them and the Corps to develop the right toolbox of skills to effectively assist communities in humanitarian risk, while fostering local capacities among aid-receiving communities. Later in 2011, the volunteers will start working in third countries through three pilot projects. SHOTLIST