EU Aid Volunteers technical assistance
As humanitarian needs continue to escalate, Volonteurope has teamed up with Alianza por la Solidaridad, GVC, Action Aid Italia, LVIA, Action Aid Hellas and Imago Mundi to support the implementation of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, offering technical assistance to organisations wishing to send volunteers under the initiative.
Strengthening the humanitarian aid sector one organisation at a time
EU Aid Volunteers
The European Commission’s EU Aid Volunteers initiative is supporting the delivery of humanitarian aid, and building the capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities.
Bringing together volunteers and organisations from across the world, the initiative will offer practical support in the planning and implementation of humanitarian aid projects.
Organisations wishing to send or host EU Aid Volunteers must be certified under the initiative, before establishing a consortium to deploy volunteers. This is to ensure that the standards of volunteer management set by the Commission are met by all participating organisations.
EU citizens deployed worldwide
people in disaster-affected countries trained
online volunteering opportunities
Volonteurope has teamed up with Alianza por la Solidaridad, GVC, Action Aid Italia, LVIA, Action Aid Hellas and Imago Mundi to support the implementation of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative. The seven organisations combine expertise in humanitarian aid and volunteer management, and are collaborating on a new two year Technical Assistance project.
This new project – +CARE – kicked off in February 2018, pursuing the aim to: “widen European partnership of humanitarian and volunteering organisations and strengthen their capacities as sending organisations within the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative”.
This will be achieved through these 3 specific objectives:
- Reinforce and create focal points to promote the EUAV Initiative and the capacities to obtain the certification among European organisations;
- Provide technical assistance to European organisations aiming at becoming certified;
- Strengthen European partnerships and organisations’ development for an optimal implementation of deployment and capacity building EUAV projects.
This project will be supported by a number of ongoing activities such as diffusion events in focal point countries, online training and the production of toolkits and guidelines for organisations undergoing the certification process.
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