ASB awarded the EU Humanitarian Partnership 2021 – 2027 Certificate

 The Commission has decided to award the EU HUMANITARIAN PARTNERSHIP 2021 – 2027 Certificate  to the ASB, as a result of the positive assessment of its application as an organisation eligible and suitable to be awarded EU funding for the implementation of humanitarian aid actions on the basis of the Terms of Reference issued by the Commission. 

An EU Humanitarian Partnership Certificate is awarded to organisations that, as a result of the positive assessment of their partnership application are considered suitable to apply for EU funding for the implementation of humanitarian aid actions. The Certificates state that the organisation fulfils the conditions to apply for EU humanitarian funding.

They identify the basic principles and obligations that the certified organisation commits to (e.g. respect of the relevant EU, international and national law, commitment to humanitarian principles, coherence with EU policies on transparency and accountability, etc.) and set the minimum standards for the preparation and implementation of humanitarian actions.

Moreover, they define the duties of the certified organisation to ensure compliance with the conditions for the partnership for its entire duration, in particular regarding significant changes in the organisation’s set up, full respect and appropriate communication of the principles of the Certificate, exchange of information, promotion (through visibility and communication activities) of the partnership and of  EU humanitarian funding.

The Certificate will last seven years: from 1st January 2021 to 31st December 2027.

You can download the EU Humanitarian Partnership 2021 – 2027 Certificate awarded to the ASB here 

The Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) does not usually intervene directly on the ground.  The implementation of humanitarian aid actions is done by humanitarian organisations, such as humanitarian Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), with which DG ECHO enters into a partnership.

The partnership between the Commission and NGOs is enshrined in a Certificate that varies according to the type of partner involved. With this partnership, the partners and DG ECHO contribute together to the effectiveness and efficiency of humanitarian aid.The strength of the partnership is based on the professionalism of the partners, their diversity, their capacity to respond to humanitarian needs and their adherence to agreed rules and standards.

DG ECHO respects in all its actions the fundamental humanitarian aid principles of humanity, independence, neutrality and impartiality.

In accordance with Article 7 of the Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid (‘Humanitarian Aid Regulation’ or HAR), DG ECHO may only work with non-governmental non-profit-making autonomous organisations (NGOs) established in the EU/EEA. At present, the list of the pre-identified NGO partners is available here.