The Partnership Framework Agreement sets out the principles of the partnership between ECHO and humanitarian organizations. It defines the respective roles, rights and obligations of partners and defines legislation on humanitarian actions funded by DG ECHO. 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. The partnership, the key to effective political debate, should be approached in two ways: regular consultations between partners; and a clarification of ECHO`s role in the partnership. 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 Commission`s European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) operation has signed partnership agreements for international organisations with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Like NGOs, agreements define the objectives and conditions of cooperation. The ex ante assessment outlines the three possible options for a partnership between ECHO and NGOs: the European Commission`s Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) does not intervene directly on the ground. The implementation of humanitarian aid is carried out by humanitarian organizations such as humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with which DG ECHO is in partnership. Once the partnership agreement is signed, partners will be able to submit project proposals each year in response to the Humanitarian Implementation Plans (IRPs) published by DG ECHO. 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).