Donor: European Commission (EC) - EACEA
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: EACEA 04 / 2018
Eligible applicants: Individual, Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 06.04.2018

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 100.000€
Total available budget: 1.400.000€
Funding type: Prize
Maximum grant size: 1.400.000€
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Education

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Bosnia and Herzegovina

  5. Pacific

      Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective

The objective of the call is to fund projects involving the selection, preparation and deployment of 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 in third countries. It also supports actions aimed at strengthening the capacities of implementing sending and hosting organisations participating / intending to participate in the initiative With this call the European Commission and the Education, Audiovisual and Cultural Executive Agency expect to achieve the following results: (1) to prepare the selection, training and deployment of 250 EU Aid Volunteers in vulnerable and disaster affected communities in third countries; (2) to strengthen the capacities of implementing sending and hosting organisations participating / intending to participate in the initiative; (3) 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; (4) to provide junior EU Aid Volunteers with the possibility to take part in apprenticeship placements of up to 6 months in the EU before deployment; (5) 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 (6) To provide opportunities for online volunteering to support or complement project activities.

2) Eligibility

Before submitting an electronic application, all consortium members acting as sending or hosting organisation for volunteers, including affiliated entities having legal or capital link with certified sending organisations, must be certified or must have applied for certification under the EU Aid Volunteers initiative no later than 4 weeks before the submission deadline of this Call for Proposals, which means submission by 09/03/2018.

3) Location

Volunteers can only be sent to 126 countries in Africa, Asia, Asia.

4) Budget

The maximum grant will be  €1,400,000. The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at €8,400,000. Grant requests below €100,000 will not be considered for funding.

5) Application

Proposals duly completed must be submitted by 12:00 (mid-day, Brussels time) on 6 April 2018 Applications sent by post, fax or e mail will not be accepted.

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