The EU Aid Volunteers initiative supports the humanitarian community to deliver needs-based humanitarian aid, while also building the capacity and resilience of local communities affected by disasters globally. EU Aid Volunteers projects contribute to disaster risk reduction and resilience building, helping communities and local humanitarian organisations be better prepared for, withstand and recover from disasters.
Below you will find the ongoing calls for proposal and for tender under the EU Aid Volunteers initiative. These calls are managed by the Commission's Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). The EU Aid Volunteers initiative budget is distinct from the European Commission's humanitarian budget (see Financing decisions – HIPs).
Calls for proposal and tender
Deadline for application
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17 May, 1 September 2016
Certification Mechanism for Sending and Hosting Organisations
30/09/2020 - 12:00 (CET/CEST)
Capacity Building - Technical Assistance
All organisations (applicant and partners) involved in applying for deployment calls, and acting as either sending or hosting organisations, must be certified under the EU Aid Volunteers initiative or have applied for certification at the time of the closing date of the call. In order to get certification, please consult the call "Certification Mechamism for Sending and Hosting Organisations". Funding is available to support organisations in their preparations for certification and to build operational capacities. Calls for proposals for "Capacity Building and Technical Assistance" will re-open in 2016.
Who does what?
The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) works in partnership with the Commission's Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in the project management of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative. ECHO has guided the design and development of the initiative in close consultation with EU Member States and key humanitarian stakeholders and maintains key oversight for policy, financial and operational elements of the initiative.
EACEA is responsible for the life-cycle management of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative. This consists in the implementation of the programme including the call for proposals and tender, analysis of the grant requests, on-the-spot monitoring of projects, and the dissemination of the projects and programme's results.