Call for proposals 2018 - EU Aid Volunteers - Projects for deployment of EU Aid Volunteers EACEA/04/2018 Closed!


The objective of the call is to fund projects involving the selection, preparation and deployment of EU Aid Volunteers to 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. It also supports actions aimed at strengthening the capacities of implementing sending and hosting organisations participating / intending to participate in the initiative.


Activities supported under this call must include:

  • Deployment of senior and junior EU Aid Volunteers to humanitarian aid projects in the area of disaster risk reduction, preparedness and LRRD in third countries based on identified needs by local communities (including the selection, recruitment and preparation of EU Aid Volunteers)
  • Communication activities in compliance with the Communication Plan of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative.

Activities to support the implementation of the main action may include:

  • Apprenticeship placements for junior volunteers in EU sending organisations
  • Online volunteering opportunities, via the EU Aid Volunteers Platform managed by the Commission, to support the actions of the EU Aid Volunteers
  • Capacity building of vulnerable, disaster affected communities and local organisations
  • Capacity building of hosting organisations
  • Technical assistance for sending organisations

Project activities may include:

  • information, communication and public awareness
  • hazard, risk analysis and early warning
  • contingency planning and preparedness for response
  • protection of livelihoods, assets and small scale mitigation works

European community funding

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

  • 8,40 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 06 April 2018 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (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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