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Call: Framework Partnership Agreement Humanitarian Aid

Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Humanitarian Aid"

The European Commission’s Directorate-General Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) does not intervene directly on the ground. The implementation of humanitarian aid actions is done by humanitarian organisations, such as humanitarian Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), with which DG ECHO enters into a partnership. 

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Framework Partnership Agreement Humanitarian Aid
Description of call
"Framework Partnership Agreement Humanitarian Aid"

The Framework Partnership Agreement sets the principles of partnership between ECHO and humanitarian organisations. It defines the respective roles, rights and obligations of partners, and contains the legal provisions applicable to the humanitarian operations financed by DG ECHO.

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Thematic Focus Children & Youth, Education & Training, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Clustering, Development Cooperation, Economic Cooperation, Agriculture & Forestry, Fishery, Food, Health, Social Affairs, Sports, Rural & Peripheral Development, Equal Rights, Human Rights, People with Disabilities, Social Inclusion, Circular Economy, Sustainability, Natural Resources, Justice, Safety & Security, Urban development, Climate, Climate Change, Environment & Biodiversity, Demographic Change, Migration
Funding area Others
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Eligible applicants International Organization, NGO / NPO, Other
Applicant details Non-governmental organizations eligible for Community financing for the implementation of operations under this Regulation must meet the following criteria:
  • be non-profit-making autonomous organizations in a Member State of the Community under the laws in force in that Member State;
  • have their main headquarters in a Member State of the Community or in the third countries in receipt of Community aid. This headquarters must be the effective decision-making centre for all operations financed under this Regulation. Exceptionally, the headquarters may be in a third donor country.


Project Partner Details

The applicant NGO is a partner of DG ECHO for the duration of the Framework Partnership Agreement.


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In case of Framework Partnership Agreements signed after 1 January 2014, the Agreements in question shall enter into force on the date of receipt by the Commission of one original signed by the Humanitarian Organisation. It shall remain valid until 31 December 2018, unless the Parties decide otherwise. 

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Once the partnership agreement is signed, partners can submit project proposals in response to the published Humanitarian Implementing Plans (HIPs) approved by DG ECHO on a yearly basis. 


Applications for the signature of the FPA must be made online through the electronic exchange system APPEL.

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