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Financing decisions (HIPs)

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Financing decisions are legal acts adopted by the European Commission in order to authorise its Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) to spend from the EU budget and grant funding for humanitarian actions. They identify, among others, the region of implementation, the humanitarian crisis, the objectives, the available funds and potential partners for EU humanitarian assistance. Decisions are taken on the basis of needs assessments.

Since 2012, the European Commission adopts yearly a 'Worldwide Decision' which covers all humanitarian aid actions which the European Commission anticipates to fund during a given period, as explained in ECHO's Annual Strategy. In the context of this Decision, ECHO prepares and publishes 'Humanitarian Implementation Plans (HIPs)' which provide more detailed information on the operational priorities identified.

Besides the HIPs, the European Commission can also allocate funds following emergency or ad-hoc decisions. Read more about the funding.

To apply for EU humanitarian funding, organisations need to sign a partnership agreement with the European Commission. Read more on becoming a partner.

Consultations with partners are organised during the year to invite partners to contribute to the financing decisions. See consultations with partners on financing decisions.

The table below presents the current financing decisions and HIPs:

Country/RegionCodeDate
last update
Date
publication
Amount (EUR)
Global decisions    
     
Worldwide en - fr
Annexes en - fr
ECHO/WWD
/BUD/2018/01000

03/01/2018

03/01/2018842 200 000
     
Humanitarian Implementation Plans (HIPs)    
     
A    

Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Central Asia - version 2 - en
Technical annex - version 2 - en

ECHO/-AS/BUD/2018/91000

16/03/2018

17/04/2018

36,500,000

     
E    

Emergency toolbox - version 1 - en
Technical annex - version 2 - en

ECHO/DRF/BUD/2018/91000

22/11/2017
02/03/2018

04/12/2017
08/03/2018

18,000,000

Enhanced Response Capacity Funding - version 1 - en
Technical annex - version 1 - en
ECHO/ERC/BUD/2018/91000

24/11/2017
24/11/2017

13/12/2017
18/01/2018

3,500,000
     
G    

Great Lakes region - version 1 - en
Technical annex - version 1 - en

ECHO/COD/BUD/2018/91000

13/11/2017
25/10/2017

21/11/2017

33,000,000

     
U    

Ukraine and eastern neighbourhood - version 2 - en
Technical annex - version 2 - en

ECHO/UKR/BUD/2018/91000

20/03/2018

05/04/2018

22,000,000

Country/RegionCodeDateAmount (EUR)
Emergency decisions   
    
   

 

Country/RegionCodeDateAmount (EUR)
Ad hoc decisions   

 

   
    
Last updated
17/04/2018