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Managing ECHO Humanitarian Actions

Course Description

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 represents 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 organisations 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 led by punto.sud in 2013, provides an in depth analysis on how to propose and manage DG ECHO funded Actions.

Specific Objective

Participants become more familiar with the Partnership 2021 – 2027 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 MGA, the supporting documents and the policy manuals.

Programme

During the four-day training, the Intensive Course: Managing ECHO Humanitarian Action will touch upon the following issues:

  • DG ECHO overview (mandate, decision making process);
  • Action planning phase (proposal preparation and submission);
  • Action implementation phase (financial management, reporting and modifications);
  • Action closure phase (closure activities, final reporting and payment).

Delivery modality

The course will be delivered through the Virtual Classroom modality. To learn more about this modality, please click on this link.

How To Apply

To enroll in the “Intensive Course: Preparing and Implementing an ECHO humanitarian action” send your CV by this webform. By sending your CV you confirm that you have read and accepted “informativa CV” and the privacy policy.

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 (every successfull candidate will receive by email further details).

For further information please write to echo.course@ispionline.it or call + 39 02.863313223.


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

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

Want To Apply?

Send your CV through this webform.

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

20 maximum per session.

Duration

4 days of virtual lesson; asynchronous material will be available from 7 days before the virtual class until 7 days after the end of the course.
Course Prices
STANDARD PRICE
640 Euro

standard price

EARLY BOOKING
480 Euro

25% off

Event Dates
TypeDateLocationTitleLanguageTarget GroupStatus 
virtual classroom25-26 Jan 1-2 Feb 2021On the WebISPI-punto.sud: Preparing and Implementing an ECHO Humanitarian Action EnglishCSOs, Students, Humanitarian Aid professionalsAPPLY NOW
virtual classroom04 - 06 May 2020On the WebISPI-punto.sud: Preparing and Implementing an ECHO Humanitarian Action EnglishCSOs, Students, Humanitarian Aid professionalsCLOSED
face-to-face classroom25-27 November 2019Italy, Milan
(via Clerici 5 c/o ISPI)
ISPI-punto.sud: Preparing and Implementing an ECHO Humanitarian Action EnglishCSOs, Students, Humanitarian Aid professionalsCLOSED
face-to-face classroom20-22 June 2019Italy, Milan
(via Clerici 5 c/o ISPI)
ISPI-punto.sud: Preparing and Implementing an ECHO Humanitarian ActionEnglishCSOs, Students, Humanitarian Aid professionalsCLOSED
face-to-face 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 professionalsCLOSED
face-to-face classroom21-23 June 2018Italy, Milan
(via Clerici 5 c/o ISPI)
ISPI-punto.sud: Managing ECHO Humanitarian ActionsEnglishCSOs, University students, Humanitarian Aid professionalsCLOSED
face-to-face 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 professionalsCLOSED
face-to-face 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 CLOSED
face-to-face 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 professionalsCLOSED
face-to-face 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 professionalsCLOSED
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