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Managing ECHO Humanitarian Actions

Course Description

Humanitarian actions must be an effective and ethical expression of human solidarity.

Most part of humanitarian aid operations are funded by public institutions, with the European Union representing the world’s biggest donor of humanitarian aid. The European Commission’s Directorate-General Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) implements humanitarian operations, through the cooperation with over 200 partners. In partnership with these humanitarian organisations, ECHO has a very fast response capacity, allowing funding and staff to be rapidly deployed to where help is most needed. The availability of trained professionals is crucial to ensure an adequate, effective, equitable and flexible delivery of Aid and, on the other side, the knowledge on how to apply ECHO rules and procedures represents the first key element to work in the field of humanitarian aid.

In this context, this course will illustrate in detail who ECHO is and what are its working modalities though (a few) presentations and (many) group works, documents analysis, case studies and lessons learned.

The training, developed with ISPI 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). 

Specific Objective

Participants become more familiar with the FPA 2014 legal framework and improve their skills in preparing and implementing an ECHO funded Action, which is fully compliant with main policy requirements.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Learn how ECHO works; the roles and responsibilities of both ECHO and the NGO; the legal framework and the working documents;
  • Understand the logic behind the Single Form format and know how to properly complete and submit it;
  • Correctly manage (and report on) the ECHO funded Action in accordance with established rules and procedures;
  • Find the needed information in the FPA, the supporting documents and the policy manuals.

Course Agenda

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How To Apply

To enroll to the Intensive Course: Preparing and Implementing an ECHO humanitarian action send your CV by email to echo.course@ispionline.it or by fax to +39 02 86.92.055 . If the application is accepted applicants will be notified by email.

It is possible to pay at ISPI‘s administrative office, via Clerici 5, Milan, Italy (Monday‐Friday, 2.30pm‐5pm) or by Bank Transfer (the details of which are shown on the application form that will be sent to accepted applicants).

It is necessary to send a copy of the transfer receipt by email to echo.course@ispionline.it or by fax to +39 02.86.92.055 to complete the enrolment.


The Intensive Course has limited places available, and will only take place if an adequate number of enrolments is reached.

3-day training module to strengthen the learners’ ability to implement an ECHO-funded Action.

Want To Apply?

Send your CV by email to echo.course@ispionline.it or by fax to +39 02 86.92.055 .

Training Details

Target group and prerequisites

University students, graduates, professionals and operators looking to work in the field of humanitarian aid, especially in ECHO programs. This course serves both as introduction to and specialization on ECHO specific procedures and policies.

Number of participants

25 maximum per session.

Duration

3 days (from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. CET/CEST)
Course Prices
EARLY BOOKING until 4 October 2018
450,00 Euro

3-day training module

Booking after 4 October (and within 1 November 2018)
600,00 Euro

3-day training module

Multiple Booking for Organisations
20% off

3-day training module

Event Dates
TypeDateLocationTitleLanguageTarget GroupCostStatus
classroom20 - 22 June 2019Italy, Milan
(via Clerici 5 c/o ISPI)
ISPI-punto.sud: Preparing and Implementing an ECHO Humanitarian ActionEnglishCSOs, Students, Humanitarian Aid professionals600 Euro (450 Euro before April 29)APPLY NOW
classroom29-30 November and 1 December 2018Italy, Milan
(via Clerici 5 c/o ISPI)
ISPI-punto.sud: Preparing and Implementing an ECHO Humanitarian ActionEnglishCSOs, Students, Humanitarian Aid professionals600 Euro (450 Euro before October 4)CLOSED
classroom21-23 June 2018Italy, Milan
(via Clerici 5 c/o ISPI)
ISPI-punto.sud: Managing ECHO Humanitarian ActionsEnglishCSOs, University students, Humanitarian Aid professionals600 Euro
(450 Euro before May 2)
CLOSED
classroom1-3 February 2018Italy, Milan
(via Clerici 5 c/o ISPI)
ISPI-punto.sud: Preparing and Implementing an ECHO Humanitarian ActionEnglishCSOs, University students, Humanitarian Aid professionals600 EuroCLOSED
classroom22-24 June 2017Italy, Milan
(via Clerici 5 c/o ISPI)
ISPI-punto.sud: Preparing and Implementing an ECHO Humanitarian ActionEnglishStudents, international cooperation and humanitarian aid workers 600 EuroCLOSED
classroom10-12 November 2016Italy, Milan
(via Clerici 5 c/o ISPI)
ISPI-punto.sud: Preparing and Implementing an ECHO Humanitarian ActionEnglishCSOs, University students, Humanitarian Aid professionals600 EuroCLOSED
classroom16-20 May 2016Italy, Milan
(via Clerici 5 c/o ISPI)
ISPI-punto.sud: Preparing and Implementing an ECHO Humanitarian ActionEnglishCSOs, University students, Humanitarian Aid professionals960 EuroCLOSED
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