Call for proposals 2016 - EU Aid Volunteers initiative: Technical Assistance for sending organisations - Capacity Building for humanitarian aid of hosting organisations EACEA/27/2016 Closed!


The objective of this call is to strengthen the capacities of sending and hosting organisations intending to participate in the EU Aid  Volunteers initiative and to ensure compliance with the standards and procedures regarding candidate volunteers and EU Aid Volunteers in order to apply for certification which is required in order to deploy EU Aid Volunteers.

With this call, the European Commission expects to achieve that capacities of around 115 sending and hosting organisations are strengthened in areas such as:

  • Disaster risk management, preparedness and response,
  • Linking relief, rehabilitation and development (LRRD),
  •  Strengthening local volunteering in third countries,
  • Capacities to undergo certification including administrative capacity,
  • Capacity to provide early warning to local communities.


Eligible activities include:

  • Study/scoping visits to refine and finalise needs assessment of the action,
  • Activities to build/strengthen capacities,
  • Training courses for third country trainers/coaches/mentors/multipliers,
  • Seminars and workshops,
  • Job shadowing,
  • Twinning arrangements and exchange of staff,
  • Exchange of good practices,
  • Study visits,
  • Activities to foster partnership building.

Additional eligible activities per sub-action:

  • Technical Assistance
    • Coaching/mentoring of key sending organisation paid staff.
  • Capacity Building
    • Training courses for third country trainers/coaches/mentors/multipliers,
    • Study visits of up to 3 months for key paid staff or volunteers from third countries to be based in European applicant/partner organisations.
  • Technical capacity building on humanitarian operations focusing on:
    • Needs assessment methodologies/information management
    • Disaster risk management,
    • Disaster risk reduction/disaster preparedness,
    • Crisis response (and related sectors),
    • Linking relief, rehabilitation and development,
    • Resilience and climate change adaptation.

European community funding

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

  • 7,96 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 04 July 2016 - 5 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call 2016 - EU Aid Volunteers initiative: Technical Assistance for sending 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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