Stichting Interkerkelijke Organisatie voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking - ICCO (1964, Netherlands) works in 44 countries. ICCO has worked in development and humanitarian work for more than 50 years. ICCO is leader of EUAVAct Iniciative. It’s work centers around 2 core pillars: securing sustainable livelihoods and justice and dignity. Disaster management has a prominent place and focuses on Humanitarian aid, LRRD and DRR/Resilience preparedness. ICCO has more than 10 years experience in volunteer management through programs like Togetthere; approximately 150 volunteers have been sent out to 75 local partners.

DCA - DanChurchAid  (1922, Denmark) is a relief and development organisation working to assist people affected by poverty and disasters to live a life in dignity. DCA’s approach includes three goals: Save Lives, Build Resilient Communities and Fight Extreme Inequality. DCA maintains a local representation in 24 countries and territories around the world and works closely with local civil society partners. DCA is an active member of Voice, Concorde Europe and the ACT alliance. DCA has experience in DRR/Resilience programs and supports local organisations’ capacity development DCA’s role is to develop a sustainable e-learning methodology and train consortium members through the DCA e-learning lab. The DCA Learning Lab is a highly competent unit within DCA HQ specialized in blended and online learning. Utilizing DCA Learning Labs capacities ensures high quality, easy hosting, continuous ability to update the modules (sustainability) and high cost-effectiveness (35% off the market price).

CAID , Christian Aid (1945, United Kingdom)is an international NGO with a mandate to work on relief, development and advocacy to address the roots causes of poverty. Based in Britain and Ireland, it is a faith-based organisation currently working in 40 countries through civil society, government and private sector partnerships. CAID combines innovation and specialist skills in humanitarian relief, resilient livelihoods, climate change adaptation, accountability, gender justice and conflict and peace reconciliation. CAID is an active member of the ACT alliance and Start Network, leading networks in the realm of humanitarian work at policy, advocacy and practice level. It is HAP certified and puts accountability at the centre of its operations. Through the DFID funded PPA (Programme Partnership Agreement) CAID build capacity in DRR/resilience and was able to position itself as a leading agency in the UK humanitarian sector on DRR/resilience.

FCA - Finn Church Aid (1947, Finland) works in 20 program countries, and is an active member of the ACT Alliance. FCA provides life-saving and early recovery activities and supports people affected by disasters. FCA emphasizes a strong continuum (LRRD) and Disaster Risk Reduction to improve the well-being of communities and to increase their resilience in future crises. FCA has been active in humanitarian aid since its founding. Capacity building of its own and local partners is a strong component in FCA’s work, and one of the focus areas is to ensure a better link between humanitarian and DRR capacity building. FCA assists and mobilizes DRR expertise, technical resources and collaboration with key local stakeholders and partners. FCA has technical experience in international volunteer management since 2005, with 100 volunteers deployed by programs like EAPPI and Teachers without Borders. FCA is involved in other relevant networks (Women’s Bank and Changemaker Finland and Cambodia).

Initiative of the European Union, European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (DG ECHO).

EU Aid Volunteers brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries, providing practical support to humanitarian aid projects and contributing to strengthening the local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities.

The EU Aid Volunteers programme offers:

  • Opportunities for European citizens to become EU Aid Volunteers in humanitarian projects worldwide, showing solidarity with those who most need it,
  • Professional support by trained and well-prepared volunteers to communities affected by disaster,
  • Capacity building for local staff and volunteers of organisations in countries hit by disasters,
  • Technical assistance for organisations based in Europe to strengthen their capacity to participate in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative.