Humanitarian aid aims at saving lives, alleviating suffering and protecting human dignity during and in the aftermath of emergencies through material and logistical assistance. Most part of humanitarian aid operations are funded by public institutions, and the European Union representing the world's biggest donor of humanitarian aid. The Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) implements humanitarian operations, through the cooperation with over 200 partners (United Nations agencies, non-governmental organizations and international organizations). In partnership with these humanitarian organizations DG ECHO has a very fast response capacity which allows funding and staff to be rapidly deployed to where help is most needed. In recent years, increased need for accountability and transparency led to the definition of a more complex set of regulations, defining roles and responsibility of DG ECHO and its partners.
That is why the availability of trained professionals is crucial to ensure an adequate, effective, equitable and flexible delivery of Aid. Likewise, knowledge on how to apply DG ECHO rules and procedures represents the first key element in the education of young professionals willing to work in the field of humanitarian aid.
The training, developed in the context of the Framework Contract signed between ECHO and the Consortium lead by punto.sud in 2013, also provides in depth analysis of the 2014 Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA).
The course is delivered in partnership with
During the three-day training, the Intensive Course: Managing ECHO Humanitarian Action will touch upon the following issues:
- DG ECHO overview (legal basis, main actors, decision making process);
- Action planning phase (proposal preparation and submission);
- Action implementation phase (management of costs, supplies, reporting and plan modifications);
- Action closure phase (closure activities, final reporting, payment).
The course is open and suitable for university students, graduates, professionals and operators looking to work in the field of humanitarian aid, especially in DG ECHO programs. This course serves both as introduction to and specialization on DG ECHO specific procedures and policies.
The in-class courses for maximum 25 people will take place in Milan (Italy) on 20-21-22 June 2019 (3 days), from 9.30-17.00.
All classes will be held in English. Staff and experts come from punto.sud and are experienced workers at both HQ and field levels of DG ECHO programmes, specialized in delivering trainings according to established quality criteria for adult learning.
Before and after the course participants will have the opportunity to access a distance learning course managed by the Italian NGO punto.sud and validated by DG ECHO, that will provide an overview of the topics covered during in-class sessions.
At the end of the course participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
HOW TO APPLY
If the application is accepted applicants will be notified by email. The cost for the Intensive Course is 600 Euro (VAT included). The fee does not include expenses for travel, housing or meals.
- Early Booking by 21 October 2019: cost 450 Euro
- Deadline for Applications: 4 November 2019
If you are an organization:
If you enroll 2 or more employees after 21 October 2019, there isn't the Early Booking offer anymore. The fee is 600 euro but we can provide a 20% discount
It is possible to pay at ISPI‘s administrative office, via Clerici 5, Milan, Italy (Monday‐Friday, 2.30pm‐5pm) or by Bank Transfer (every successfull candidate will receive by email further details). The Intensive Course has limited places available, and will only take place if an adequate number of enrolments is reached. Please note that the fee cannot be refunded.
For further information please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call + 39 02.863313223