EU Aid Volunteers Initiative: Deployment of EU Aid Volunteers, including apprenticeship placements for junior professionals and capacity building and/or technical assistance for implementing organisations EACEA 25/2015 Closed!

Objectives

The objective of the call for deployment is to select, prepare and deploy junior and senior volunteers who will contribute to strengthening the Union’s capacity to provide needs-based humanitarian aid aimed at strengthening the capacity and resilience of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in third countries by means of disaster preparedness, disaster risk reduction and by enhancing the link between relief, rehabilitation and development. Furthermore, the call aims to strengthen the capacities of implementing sending and hosting organisations participating or intending to participate in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative.

Actions

This call for proposals includes two strands:
 
A. Apprenticeship placements and deployment of junior professionals
  1. Selection, recruitment and preparation of EU Aid Volunteers
  2. Apprenticeship placements
  3. Deployment
  4. Capacity building and technical assistance activities.
  5. Activities to promote involvement of online volunteers as well as employee volunteers to support the actions of the EU Aid Volunteers
  6. Communication activities following the guidelines and minimum requirements of the Communication Plan of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative
B. Deployment of senior professionals and/or joint deployments of junior and senior professionals
Projects under the strand B must include a capacity building and/or technical assistance component. A minimum of 15 % of the eligible direct costs are to be activity costs on capacity building and/or technical assistance.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 8,40 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 30 October 2015 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • EU Aid Volunteers Initiative: Deployment of EU Aid Volunteers, including apprenticeship placements for junior professionals and capacity building and/or technical assistance for implementing organisations (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid (ECHO)

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