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EU Aid Volunteers call for proposal – Certification mechanism for sending and hosting organisations

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The overall objective is to contribute to support implementation of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative by establishing a certification mechanism for sending and for hosting organisations ensuring that these organisations comply with the standards and procedures referred to in Article 9 of Regulation 375/2014, the programme legal base.

The specific objective of the present call is to compile a list of certified sending and hosting organisations.

 Eligibility:

Requests for certification may be submitted by organisations applying for certification as Sending Organisations in the framework of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative. Sending organisations shall be eligible for certification, if:

  • they adhere to the standards and procedures referred to in Article 9 of Regulation (EU) 375/2014;
  • they are active in the field of humanitarian aid as defined in point (d) of Article 3 of Regulation (EU) 375/2014; and
  • they belong to any of the following categories:
  • non-governmental not-for-profit organisations formed in accordance with the law of a Member State and whose headquarters are located within the Union,
  • public law bodies of a civilian character governed by the law of a Member State,
  • non-governmental not-for-profit organisations established in the countries referred to in Article 23 under the conditions laid down in that Article and the agreements mentioned therein, (iv) public law bodies of civilian character established in the countries referred to in Article 23 under the conditions laid down in that Article and the agreements mentioned therein,
  • the International Federation of National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Requests for certification may be submitted by organisations applying for certification as Hosting Organisations in the framework of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative.

Organisations in third countries (i.e. non EU countries) shall be eligible as hosting organisations if:

  • they adhere to the standards and procedures referred to in Article 9 of Regulation 375/2014; b) they are active in the field of humanitarian aid as defined in point (d) of Article 3 (Regulation 375/2014); and
  • they belong to any of the following categories:
  • non-governmental not-for-profit organisations operating or established in a third country under the laws in force in that country,
  • public law bodies of a civilian character governed by the law of a third country,
  • international agencies and organisations.

 Deadline: 30/09/2020 – 12:00 (CET/CEST, Brussels time)

Each eligible organization may submit their application anytime before the deadline.

Within six months of receipt of the application, the Agency shall inform the applicant sending organisation about the outcome of the certification, specifying also opportunities for technical assistance. Organisations which have not been awarded certification will have priority in being considered for technical assistance in order to strengthen their capacity to comply with the standards and procedures of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative.

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