In 2016, two calls for proposals for the EU Aid Volunteers initiative in 2016.
Call for proposals : Deployment
The call for proposals on volunteers’ deployment has two different deadlines: on 17th May 2016, and 1st September 2016.
The objective of the call is to fund projects involving the deployment of EU Aid Volunteers. These projects will 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 by focusing on disaster preparedness, disaster risk reduction and enhancing the link between relief, rehabilitation and development (LRRD). In addition, these projects may also strengthen the capacities of implementing sending and hosting organisations participating or intending to participate in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, including in tools and methods of early warning for disasters.
With this call the European Commission and the EACEA expect to achieve the following results:
- 350 junior/senior volunteers deployed to projects in resilience building and disaster risk management in vulnerable fragile or disaster affected countries and forgotten crises in third countries
- For 100 junior professionals: possibility to take part in apprenticeship placements in EU before deployment;
- Opportunities for online volunteering to support or complement the project activities;
- Projects funded under this call provide synergies and complementarity to EU-funded operations in humanitarian aid or civil protection in the respective countries/regions.
Four certified organizations (2 sending, 2 hosting) have to compose the consortia for each project.
Each project could be granted up to 1,4 million euros, covering a maximum of 85% of the projects’ costs.
Call for proposals : Capacity building / Technical assistance
The call for proposals on capacity building and technical assistance has a deadline on 4th July 2016.
The call for proposals 2016 will provide :
- funding for actions aimed at strengthening the capacity of prospective hosting organisations to prepare and respond to humanitarian crises,
- support for actions aimed at strengthening the technical capacity of prospective sending organisations to participate in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative.
With this call, the European Commission expects to strengthen capacities of around 115 sending and hosting organisations in areas such as:
- Disaster risk management, preparedness and response
- Linking relief, rehabilitation and development (LRRD);
- Strengthening local volunteering in third countries;
- Capacities to undergo certification including administrative capacity;
- Capacity to provide early warning to local communities.
Each project could be granted up to 700 000 Euros, covering a maximum of 85% of the projects’ costs.