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Call: Technical Assistance and Capacity Building

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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Description of programme
"EU Aid Volunteers"
The EU Aid Volunteers initiative provides opportunities to European citizens and long-term residents, from a wide range of backgrounds and with a diversity of skills and professional experience, to get involved in humanitarian aid projects, support the provision of needs-based humanitarian aid in third countries and engage in volunteering opportunities, through deployment and online-volunteering.

The initiative focuses on strengthening the European Union's capacity to deliver needs-based humanitarian aid by providing professional support through the deployment of trained volunteers to people in need. Furthermore, it aims to strengthen the capacity and resilience of vulnerable communities in third countries, through the implementation of joint projects between experienced humanitarian operators and local organisations in third countries.
Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
Description of call
"Technical Assistance and Capacity Building "
The objective of this call is to contribute to strengthening the Union’s capacity to provide needs-based humanitarian aid and to strengthening the capacity and resilience of vulnerable or disaster-affected communities in third countries. Funding is provided through support for actions aimed at strengthening the capacity of prospective hosting organisations to prepare and respond to humanitarian crises. In addition it will provide support for actions aimed at strengthening the technical capacity of prospective sending organisations to develop or improve their compliance with the standards and procedures required to participate in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative.
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Thematic Focus Disaster Prevention, Resiliance, Risk Management, Capacity Building, Cooperation Networks, Institutional Cooperation, Clustering, Development Cooperation, Economic Cooperation
Funding area EEA Countries
EFTA countries
Potential Candidate Countries
EU Neighbourhood Policy Countries
Candidate Countries
EU Member States
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Eligible applicants International Organization, NGO / NPO, Association, Public Services
Applicant details Technical assistance: The applicants are sending organisations and projects are designed and  implemented by transnational partnerships involving entities from at least three different countries participating in the programme
Capacity building: as a minimum, two sending organisations from at least two different countries participating in the programme and at least two hosting  organisations from two different third countries
Project Partner Yes
Recurring Call Yes
Project duration min 6 months
Project duration max 24 months
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at 7,77 Mio € The maximum grant will be 700 000 Mio €. Grant requests below 100 000 € will not be considered for funding.
Submission eForm EACEA
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