European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps (‘EU Aid Volunteers initiative’) 2014-2020 Volunteers Closed!

Objectives

The objective of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative shall be to contribute to strengthening the Union's capacity to provide needs-based humanitarian aid aimed at preserving life, preventing and alleviating human suffering and maintaining human dignity 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. That objective shall be attained through the added value of joint contributions of EU Aid Volunteers, expressing the Union's values and solidarity with people in need and visibly promoting a sense of European citizenship.

Actions

The EU Aid Volunteers initiative shall pursue the following operational objectives:
 
(a) Contribute to increasing and improving the capacity of the Union to provide humanitarian aid.
— the number of EU Aid Volunteers deployed or ready for deployment with the required qualifications and the number of EU Aid Volunteers who have completed their contracts of deployment;
— the number of people reached by humanitarian aid provided through the EU Aid Volunteers initiative and the average cost per person reached;
— the degree of satisfaction of EU Aid Volunteers deployed and of the sending and hosting organisations with regard to the effective humanitarian contribution of EU Aid Volunteers on the ground.
 
(b) Improve the skills, knowledge and competences of volunteers in the field of humanitarian aid and the terms and conditions of their engagement.
— the number of candidate volunteers trained and volunteers who have successfully passed the assessment after the training;
— the number of certified sending organisations applying the standards and procedures for management of candidate volunteers and EU Aid Volunteers;
— the degree of satisfaction of the volunteers trained and deployed, of the sending and hosting organisations with regard to the quality of the training, level of knowledge and competences of volunteers, the fulfilment and adequacy of the standards and procedures for management of candidate volunteers and EU Aid Volunteers.
 
(c) Build the capacity of hosting organisations and foster volunteering in third countries.
— the number and type of capacity building actions in third countries;
— the number of third country staff and volunteers participating in the capacity building actions.;
— the degree of satisfaction of staff of the hosting organisations and volunteers from third countries participating in capacity building actions with regard to the quality and effectiveness of the actions carried out.
 
(d) Communicate the Union's humanitarian aid principles agreed in the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid.
— the number, type and costs of information, communication and awareness-raising actions.
 
(e) Enhance coherence and consistency of volunteering across Member States in order to improve opportunities for Union citizens to participate in humanitarian aid activities and operations.
— the number of certified sending organisations;
— the number and type of technical assistance actions for sending organisations;
— dissemination and replication of the standards and procedures for management of candidate volunteers and EU Aid Volunteers by other volunteering schemes.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the programme is:

  • 147,94 Million EUR (Global Budget)