Humanitarian aid and civil protection - Helping victims of disasters and conflicts, and protecting those at risk (2013)
‘European humanitarian aid makes a true difference for thousands and thousands of people who know that Europe is a force which stands for those universal values that are so essential to make the world a better place to live in.’ This brochure is part of the series ‘The European Union explained’ that explains what the EU does in the fields where it has powers, why it does this and what it achieves.
Emergency Response Centre (2013)
The Emergency Response Centre (ERC) is the operational heart of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. It enables the European Union to respond to overwhelming natural and man-made disasters quickly and efficiently, both inside and outside Europe.
Prevention and preparedness (2013)
Helping people in need in Europe and wordlwide. Better protection for all. Better training and preparation. Better coordination. Better and faster response to disasters.
ECHOES of EU Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response (2012)
Helping the world’s most vulnerable people is a moral imperative. As a direct expression of European solidarity, the European Commission established its humanitarian aid department in 1992. We have been at the service of humanity ever since, standing up for those who would have otherwise remained helpless. Europeans care. It is our duty to act.
Humanitarian aid at a glance (2012)
This brochure offers a general presentation of the European Commission's humanitarian aid department: how the system works, its missions, its mandate and its principles.
Civil protection at a glance (2012)
This brochure offers a general presentation of the European Commission's civil protection department: how the system works, its missions, its mandate and its principles.
European Commission Humanitarian Aid - From A to Z (2013)
In the past two decades, since its creation in 1992, ECHO has channelled approximately €14 billion to victims of conflict and disasters in more than 140 countries. Driven by needs and guided by principles, the aid serves as a lifeline to millions of disaster victims around the world.
"The European Civil Protection Training Programme" (2012)
The training programme is an essential part of the Mechanism. It is crucial in preparing experts for international civil protection assistance interventions inside as well as outside Europe. It also provides an excellent platform for experience-sharing and networking between national experts from participating countries. The programme involves training courses, joint simulation exercises and an exchange programme, where experts can learn first-hand about similar responsibilities under different national systems.
The European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid (2008)
Joint Statement by the Council and the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States meeting within the Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission.