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Starting the new draft voluntary humanitarian

Thursday, 31 October 2013

This week in Brussels the last details of the launch of new pilot project are outlined voluntary humanitarian "Closing the gap with volunteer" supported by ECHO.


After the experience of the "European Solidarity Bodies"Alliance for Solidarity with the Italian organization GVC and Germany AWO Internacionathe They have launched a new pilot project that will send volunteers to humanitarian missions in the field in 2014.

On 19 September 2012 the European Commission began plans develop a global that will mean an opportunity for 10,000 people to become volunteers in humanitarian operations around the world during 2014-2020. This is being carried out several pilot projects that contribute to the definition of this new European policy through best practices and recommendations.

Thus, after the first experience, Alliance for Solidarity held a seminar with the participation of volunteers / as and experts / as in order to discuss the recommendations that will be the European Commission.

This time the action of the volunteers and volunteers will focus on the link between emergency, rehabilitation and development (LRRD) in 4 domains: communication, drinking water, hygiene and sanitation, protection and food security, with the aim of contributing to the strengthening of local capacities to support resilience in case of humanitarian catastrophe. In addition, one of the novelties of this year is that a junior volunteer profiles and expert will incorporate new types of volunteering and corporate and online.

In Solidarity Alliance believe that The participation of volunteers in humanitarian strengthens the link between citizenship and values ​​of the European Union as justice and solidarity. The project will enable volunteers from different European countries to work together and promote the exchange and integration.

In brief terms of reference of the new missions planned for 2014 will be announced. Meanwhile you can learn more about the experience of the volunteers who went above clicking here.

4 Responses to "Starting the new voluntary humanitarian project"

  1. TANIA says:


    I am a Spanish girl who studied social and cultural anthropology at the Complutense University of Madrid. I am very interested in the EU Aid Volunteers volunteer program for 2014, may I inform of how to make the selection process? Deadlines?? Requirements?

    Thank you very much,
    Tania Riesgo.

  2. Paula says:

    I have been attentive to the call for 2014, following from and on this page and I have not seen any announcement, they plan to open one?

    Thank you!

    • admin says:

      Hello Paula Thanks for your interest! We took a couple of weeks late on schedule, but the call will be released in the coming days. Please remain attentive to the project page EU Aid Volunteers: since then post all the latest news.

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