Call for Proposals 2018 - EU Aid Volunteers - Technical Assistance for sending organisations. Capacity Building for humanitarian aid of hosting organisations EACEA/14/2018 Closed!


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, particularly by means of disaster preparedness, disaster risk reduction and by enhancing the link between relief, rehabilitation and development. It also seeks to contribute to increasing and improving the capacity of the Union to provide humanitarian aid through enhancing the coherence and consistency of volunteering across Member States in order to improve opportunities for Union citizens to participate in humanitarian aid activities and operations.

Additionally this call seeks to support interested organisations to help them to comply 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. In this framework, the present call for proposals will provide funding 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


The following types of activities are eligible under this call for proposals:

  • 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 knowledge, organisational learning and good practices;
  • Study visits;
  • Activities to foster partnership building;
  • Activities to assist organisations in meeting the Core Humanitarian Standards;
  • Activities to strengthen regional cooperation;
  • Administrative costs for the development of, and managing EU Aid Volunteers online volunteering opportunities published on the EU Aid Volunteers Platform in support of the project activities.

Additional eligible activities per sub-action:

Technical Assistance

  • Coaching/mentoring of key sending organisation paid staff and volunteers;
  • Seeking synergies with national volunteering schemes;
  • Promoting EUAV volunteering standards in Member States.

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 EU 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:

  • 7,77 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 June 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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