Call for proposals 2020 - EU Aid Volunteers - Deployment of EU Aid Volunteers including optional apprenticeship placements, and management of online volunteering opportunities EACEA/09/2020 Closed!


The present call for proposals will provide funding to deploy EU Aid volunteers in support of actions that support and complement the provision of humanitarian aid in third countries, that improve the resilience of vulnerable and disaster affected communities, or in support of actions that aim at linking relief rehabilitation and development.

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; including the impacts of climate change;
  • 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.

European community funding

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

  • 13,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 July 2020 - more than one year 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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