Partners are selected according to specific criteria and legal and financial requirements as well as quality standards. This helps to ensure that partnerships are valuable to both the European Commission and the candidate organisation. 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. To become a humanitarian partner of the European Commission, organisations must apply for a Framework Partnership Agreement (VPA). Since the original agreement was signed, five further changes have been made to update the list of BPH partners and provide up-to-date information on the project. The VPA is not in itself a funding agreement, there are four additional specific grant agreements for the first three phases of the project, Ramp Up Phase, SGA1 and SGA2, as well as an Electronic Infrastructure Computer Agreement (ICEI) that funds EU super-computing centres to provide services to Neuroscience. For more information on the project`s funding structure, click here.

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. Producer Organizations (OPs); Producers Networks (PNS); Fairtrade International; National Fair Trade Organizations (FN); The private sector Information on how to become humanitarian partners of the European Commission can be found on the ECHO partners` website. The project is being carried out by Fairtrade International and its three producer networks in Latin America and the Caribbean (CLAC), Africa (FTA) and Asia and the Pacific (NAPP) and the Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO). . 2. strengthen the institutional and operational capacities of fair trade to carry out coordinated actions at the global, regional and national levels; and in the case of framework partnership agreements signed after 1 January 2014, the relevant agreements come into force on the date the Commission receives an original signed by the humanitarian organisation. It remains valid until December 31, 2018, unless the parties decide otherwise. See press release (30_October_2015_FPA press release.pdf) VPA signature applications must be submitted online via the APPEL electronic exchange system. Download FPA Amendment One (HBP FPA Amendment 1.pdf) 3.

Strengthen the capacity of fair trade to carry out coordinated actions at the global, regional and national levels, effectively representing producer and labour organizations and promoting the role and responsibility of fair trade member organizations; The EU project aims to strengthen the governance and operational structure of the producer network through a more inclusive representation of women and young people.