Call for proposals 2019 - EU Aid Volunteers - Deployment of EU Aid Volunteers including optional apprenticeship placements, and management of online volunteering opportunities EACEA/10/2019 Closed!


The deployment, apprenticeships and online volunteering opportunities for senior and junior
professionals shall contribute to:

  • Capacity building of vulnerable or disaster-affected communities in third countries;
  • Resilience building and disaster risk management in vulnerable, fragile or disaster-affected countries and forgotten crises;
  • Disaster prevention, preparedness, disaster risk reduction and recovery from natural and man-made disasters;
  • Enhancing the link between relief, rehabilitation and development;
  • Support to emergency response operations


 Activities supported under this call must include:

  • Selection, preparation and deployment of junior and senior EU Aid Volunteers to humanitarian aid projects in the area of disaster preparedness, disaster risk reduction and LRRD in vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in third countries.
  • 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;
  • Support for emergency response operations;
  • Capacity building of vulnerable, disaster affected communities and local organisations;
  • Capacity building of hosting 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:

  • 10,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 13 June 2019 - 2 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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