Extracts from the statement by Kristalina Georgieva on the launch of the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps

Type: Speech - summary   Reference: I-070349   Duration: 00:01:40  Lieu:
End production: 21/06/2011   First transmission: 21/06/2011
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.

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 General view of the conference room 00:00:05
00:00:10 Cutaway of a camerawoman 00:00:03
00:00:13 Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response (in ENGLISH): the first project is with the Red-Cross family, the French, Austrian, Bulgarian and German Red-cross organizations, as well as the International Federation of the Red-Cross. It will last 13 months, in the first 7 months, they will select, recruit and train volunteers for humanitarian work and then, for the next 6 months, they will be deployed by the national Red-Cross societies in humanitarian operations before or after disasters. 00:00:31
00:00:44 Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH): the second project is with 'Save the children', UK in partnership with other humanitarian organisations such as Biofor, Caritas and others. It will also going in the direction of recruiting and training for humanitarian competencies. They will put an emphasize on project management and logistic and then deployment in international humanitarian projects. 00:00:00
00:00:44 General view of the press conference 00:00:31
00:01:16 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:04
00:01:21 Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH): the third project is with voluntary service organisations in UK, the Nederland and Romania. Their objectives will be to recruit and deploy to real life project in disaster preparation and post-conflict recovery. 00:00:18
00:01:40 General view of the press conference 00:00:03
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