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Call for proposals EU Aid Volunteers Deployment

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EACEA 14/2016: EU Aid Volunteers initiative: Projects for deployment of senior and junior EU Aid Volunteers to support and complement humanitarian aid in third countries, with a focus on strengthening the capacity and resilience of vulnerable and disaster affected communities and implementing organisations.


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.


Expected 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 Europe 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.

Budget available

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects under this call for proposals is estimated at EUR 8 400 000.

 50 % (EUR 4 200 000) will be available for the second round (projects submitted by 1 September 2016). The maximum grant will be EUR 1 400 000. Grant requests below EUR 100 000 will not be considered for funding. The EACEA expects to fund 8 proposals. The EACEA reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available in either round.

Deadline: 01/09/2016

Tips: before to apply for this call read very carefully  all the call documents and  annexes.

Good luck!

 For more information and call documents click here.

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