Extracts from the press conference by Kristalina Georgieva on the EC proposal for a Regulation on the setting up of the European Voluntary Corps in Humanitarian Aid
On 19 September 2012, Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, gave a press conference to present the global initiative that will create opportunities for some 10,000 people from 2014-2020 to volunteer worldwide in humanitarian operations.
The EU Aid Volunteers initiative will provide a path for Europeans eager to help practically where help is most urgently needed. The number of natural and man-made disasters in the world has significantly increased over the last years and this trend is unfortunately likely to continue. Humanitarian organisations need more well-prepared people to support them helping communities struck by disasters. SHOTLISTLINKLINKLINK