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Project Description

The 4-year Framework Contract EU Aid Volunteers initiative: Training programme and training of candidate volunteer financed by the European Commission – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) aims to develop a training programme for the EU aid volunteers initiative, provide training services to candidate volunteers, and assess the competences of the candidate volunteers trained.

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 action is managed by ICF consulting services (leading agency) in partnership with MDF Training & Consultancy Brussels, Gesellschaft für Organisations, Planung und Ausbildung mbH (GOPA) Consulting, The Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict resolution (ASPR) and Scoula Superiore Sant’Anna (SSUP). punto.sud is acting as subcontractor, providing its vast experience in training services for Humanitarian Aid workers and volunteers.

This contract consists of different tasks:

Manage all logistic arrangements for volunteers’ participation, including setting up training facilities and managing volunteers travel and accommodation

  • Manage all logistic arrangements for volunteers’ participation, including setting up training facilities and managing volunteers travel and accommodation
  • Development of all the training modules, both online and in class
  • Delivery of the training modules, update of the courses and materials when needed and evaluation of the training programme
  • Development and implementation of the assessment of candidate volunteers’ competences before, during and after the training course

Individuals can apply to be deployed to humanitarian projects worldwide, consulting the specific vacancies page. Once the candidate has been selected by a hosting organisation, she/he will be able to participate to the offered training program: first by following the mandatory online courses, which are then followed by the classroom courses. The classroom lessons are a unique opportunity to meet other candidates and exchange ideas and experiences.

More information about the EU Aid Volunteers initiative

Project Website

EACEA website
ECHO website

Project Details

Title   EU Aid Volunteers initiative: Training programme and training of candidate volunteers

Country   Belgium, Austria, Italy and Germany

Donor   European Commission – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)

Budget Line   Framework Conract

Reference Number   EACEA/2015/3062

Sectors   civil society, humanitarian aid, learning & training, good donorship

Implementing Partners

  • ICF Consulting Services Limited
  • MDF Training and Consultancy
  • Gesellschaft für Organisations, Planung und Ausbildung mbH (GOPA) Consulting
  • The Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict resolution (ASPR)
  • Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSUP)

Overall project value   EUR 8.700.000

Proportion carried out by punto.sud   n.a.

% of donor’s funding   100%

Dates (start/end)   May 16 – May 20

Beneficiaries

  • 4.000 EU Aid Volunteers trained
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