Technical Assistance and Capacity Building – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
The objective of this call is to strengthen the capacities of sending and hosting organisations intending to participate in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative and to ensure compliance with the standards and procedures regarding candidate volunteers and EU Aid Volunteers. With this call the European Commission expects to achieve the following results:
The capacities of up to 100 sending and hosting organisations are strengthened in the fields of
— Disaster risk management, preparedness and response as well as linking relief, rehabilitation and development;
— Volunteer management according to the standards and procedures for the management of the candidate volunteers and the EU Aid Volunteers;
— Strengthening local volunteering in third countries;
— Capacities to undergo certification including administrative capacity;
— Tools and methods of needs assessment at a local level;
Building partnerships with a view to develop joint projects in the context of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative.
— Communicating the European Union’s humanitarian aid principles agreed in the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid and raise awareness levels and visibility of its humanitarian aid.
The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at EUR 6 948 000.
— For the first round (projects submitted by 1.4.2015) it is foreseen to use 70 % of the available amount for projects (EUR 4 863 600). — 30 % (EUR 2 084 400) will be available for the second deadline on 1.9.2015. The maximum grant will be EUR 700 000. Grant requests below EUR 100 000 will not be considered for funding. The Agency expects to fund 20 proposals.