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).
Calls for proposal and tender
Deadline for application
|Certification Mechanism for Sending and Hosting Organisations|
Certification Mechanism for Sending and Hosting Organisations
|Open||30/09/2020 - 12:00 (CET/CEST)|
|Deployment 2017||Deployment of EU Aid Volunteers and capacity-building for implementing organisations||Closed|
06/06/2017 - 12:00 (CET, Brussels time)
Capacity Building - Technical Assistance
03/07/2017 - 12:00 (CET, Brussels time)
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 Mechanism 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.
Organisations deploying EU Aid Volunteers must follow the detailed rules and procedures of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative. These are introduced in Regulation 375/2014 and explained in detail in Implementing Regulation 1244/2014 and Delegated Regulation 1398/2014.