EU Aid Volunteers initiative

Donor: 
Any donor
European Union
Geographical focus: 
Global
Europe
Thematic focus: 
Tourism in general
Employment, decent work and capacity building in Tourism
Intro text: 
The EU Aid Volunteers initiative brings together volunteers and organizations from different countries, in joint action, providing practical support in the provision of humanitarian aid and contributing to the strengthening of local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities. It is administered by the European Commission, DG Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection - Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).

Official website

http://ec.europa.eu/echo/what/humanitarian-aid/eu-aid-volunteers_en

Geographic focus

EU 28, Potential candidate countries, EEA & European Neighbourhood Countries.

Who can apply?

All citizens (18+) from the eligible countries.

Objectives and activities

Objective: the EU Aid Volunteers initiative brings together volunteers and organizations from different countries, in joint action, providing practical support in the provision of humanitarian aid and contributing to the strengthening of local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities.

Activities:

  • The EU Aid Volunteers initiative will: offer Europeans opportunities to show solidarity with those who most need it, provide professional support by well-prepared volunteers to people in need, benefit local organisations with capacity-building measures.
  • Trained and well prepared volunteers will be deployed as EU Aid Volunteers in humanitarian projects worldwide starting from 2016.

Type and level of funding

The total budget for 2014-2020 is € 147,94 million and will be provided in the form of grants