The Trust Fund's global strategy is set by its Board while actions on the ground are adopted by its Operational Committee, which meets at separate sessions corresponding to the three geographical regions[BO(1] . Both bodies are composed of representatives of the European Commission (chair) and the EEAS, EU Member States and other donors (members), but also partner countries and relevant regional organisations (observers), who are invited to actively participate at both levels.
For more details of the Trust Fund's Global Strategy, please consult the current version of the Strategic Orientation Document which details the overarching Trust Fund strategy, as set by the first Board Committee in November 2015.
The Trust Fund is managed by the Commission (Trustee). For each geographical region, the European Commission appoints a Manager. One of the key roles of the Manager is to propose actions to the Operational Committee.
Identification and formulation
In line with the framework agreed by the Trust Fund's governance bodies, EU Delegations are key in the process of identifying and formulating actions. They coordinate dialogues with local stakeholders, such as EU Member States' partners, national authorities and CSOs. Delegations also propose actions to be financed to the Manager. For projects spanning a number of countries, the Manager discusses directly with the relevant Delegations and other stakeholders to identify common actions. Once the actions are identified and formulated, the Manager can propose them to the Operational Committee for approval.
Considering the crisis situation it aims to address, the Managers will focus on implementation modalities that ensure a swift and flexible delivery of results, impact and cost effectiveness. These may include Delegated Cooperation, calls for expression of interest or direct awards for specific situations. In order to improve coordination and joint efforts, the Trust Fund will place particular focus on actions implemented by consortium.