Early Response Mechanism
The purpose of the innovative Early Response Mechanism is to endow the African Union and Regional Economic Communities with a source of immediate funding for the first stages of actions aimed at the prevention, management or resolution of crises. The Early Response Mechanism has an allocation of € 15 million.
The ERM is primarily dedicated to:
• First stages of mediation actions, decided by the African Union or by Regional Economic Communities within the framework of preventive diplomacy.
• Identification and fact finding missions by the African Union or Regional Economic Communities to initiate the planning process for a peace support operation.
• Temporary ad hoc reinforcement of the planning cell for a potential peace support operation.