Although the ECHOS insists that it is more than a bank, the limited information on the role they want to play explains, to some extent, the persistent lack of commitment of NGOs to partnership. Partner organisations implementing EU-funded humanitarian projects have a contractual obligation to recognise the partnership with the EU and the support they receive in all related activities. This includes presenting the EU`s visual identity on project websites. The ex ante evaluation outlines the three possible options for a partnership between ECHO and NGOs: the current version of the VPA is the culmination of a long and intense consultation process between ECHO and humanitarian organizations. This is a patient and measured search for an agreement that has made considerable progress in providing flexibility in the implementation of humanitarian aid projects at the VPA. This flexibility has been ensured by rigorous management and a high degree of accountability. The Commission`s European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) actions contribute to specific actions, projects or programmes managed by the United Nations through their organisations. The Financial and Administrative Framework Agreement (FAFA) establishes the general legal framework for all agreements between the EU and the United Nations. More information is available on the ECHO-UN partnership website. You can find them here: dgecho-partners-helpdesk.eu/become_a_partner/start fact sheet is the « specific » part of the agreement voiceeu.org/publications/update-on-the-development-of-the-next-echo-partnership-certificate.pdf Chapter 1-6 are the « general » part of the agreement The Commission has signed framework partnership agreements with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Federation of the Red Cross and the National Red Crescent Organizations (IFRC) and the International Organization for Migration (IFRC). Like NGOs, agreements define the objectives and conditions of cooperation.
At the World Humanitarian Summit, major humanitarian donors and humanitarian organizations around the world signed the Grand Bargain. Its main objective is to improve the way humanitarian aid is delivered by making it more effective and effective, and thus by reaching more people in need. In line with these objectives, the Commission is working to develop new and more strategic avenues of cooperation with key humanitarian partners. In this context, the Commission will select up to three APV partners from NGOs interested in an innovative pilot partnership as part of the 2020 humanitarian implementation plans. For more information, see the call for expressions of interest and the appendix. The deadline for filing the expression of interest is September 6, 2019. The OH response can be divided into two parts: the first is political, deals with the values and principles of partnership and serves as a reference document (essential condition for reviewing terms and conditions, operating contract, annexes and standard forms). The second is technical in nature, focusing on the administrative, financial and operational aspects of contract implementation. More information on existing partners, partnership types and partnership procedures is available on ECHO`s partner website. Relations between the Commission`s European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Programme (ECHO) and its non-governmental partners are governed by the NGO Framework Partnership Agreement.