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Sectors: Citizenship, Co-op & Development, Education - Training, Human Rights, Humanitarian

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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WE Funding – EU Aid Volunteers – Strengthen…
Funds for: Strengthening deployment of volunteers in support of actions that support and complement the provision of humanitarian aid in third countries
Main beneficiaries: NGO’s

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Strengthening deployment of volunteers in support of actions that support and complement the provision of humanitarian aid in third countries
Main beneficiaries: NGO’s

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To select, prepare and deploy junior and senior EU Aid Volunteers to 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 

Priorities
* Capacity building of vulnerable or disaster-affected communities in third countries;
* Resilience building and disaster risk management in vulnerable, fragile or disaster- affected countries and forgotten crises;
* Disaster prevention, preparedness, disaster risk reduction and recovery from natural and man-made disasters;
* Enhancing the link between relief, rehabilitation and development;
* Support to emergency response operations

Among financed actions
* Selection, recruitment and deployment of 450 junior/senior professionals to communities in third countries in vulnerable and disaster-affected countries;
* For 100 junior professionals: possibility to take part in apprenticeship placements in Europe before deployment;
* To achieve synergies and complementarity with EU-funded operations in humanitarian aid, civil protection, resilience-building and linking relief, rehabilitation and development in the respective countries / region where EU Aid Volunteers are deployed;
* To communicate the Union’s humanitarian aid principles and the EU Aid Volunteers initiative in line with the Communication Plan of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative;
* To provide opportunities for online volunteering to support or complement project activities

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals 

* Initial duration of the action: 24 months

* Eligibility:
– Sending and hosting organisations shall adhere to the standards and procedures regarding candidate volunteers and EU Aid Volunteers as provided by Regulation (EU) No 375/2014, Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1398/2014 and Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1244/2014;
– Citizens of the European Union or  third country nationals who are long-term residents in a Member State, having a minimum age of 18 years, shall be eligible to apply as candidate volunteers;
– Candidate volunteers can be: junior professionals, in particular recent graduates, with less than five years professional experience and less than five years experience in humanitarian action or senior professionals with five years professional experience in positions of responsibility or expert positions