To become a humanitarian partner organization of the European Commission, organisations must apply for a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA).
Partners are selected based on specific criteria and legal and financial requirements, as well as quality standards. This helps ensure that partnerships are of value to both the European Commission and the applying organisation. The legal and suitability criteria are set by the Regulation on humanitarian aid (RHA), the new Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities (FR) and its new Implementing Rules (IRFR).
For technical instruction on how to become an ECHO partner, please visit the ECHO Partners website.