More and Better EU Aid Volunteers: enhancing technical capacity of European organisations and improving opportunities for EU citizens to participate in humanitarian aid actions

Project duration:   2017-2019(24 months)

Project is supported byEU Aid Volunteers Programme

Project partnership:

  • Gruppo Di Volontariato Civile / GVC Italy – a project coordinator
  • Fundacion Alianza Por Los Derechos/Aianza Spain
  • Eesti People to People Estija
  • Instituto Marques de valle Flor Portugal
  • Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation/LAPAS Latvia
  • NGO Support Centre Cyprus
  • Jaunimo karjeros centras Lithuania
  • National Platform of Non-governmental organizations /SLOGA Slovenia
  • The Hungarian Association of NGOs for development and Humanitarian Aid/ HAND Hungary
  • Bologna University Italy – an associate partner

Project aim:

The project aims to strengthen capacities of sending and future sending organisations about Humanitarian Aid actions EU Aid Volunteers Initiative and standards and procedures to become a sending organisation.

Project objectives:

  • Inform and engage in EU Aid Volunteers initiative 3 EU platforms and at least 38 organizations.
  • Strengthen the capacities of 38 organizations in Humanitarian Action and EU Aid Volunteers Initiative.
  • Enhance interactivity and tailored learning and build collaboration teamwork. The action is designed for guaranteeing a pan-European approach combining the work at MS level with EU level operating in a wide geographical scheme (9 EU countries).

Project activities:

  • Mapping and motivating organisations;
  • E-learning training;
  • International residential training of trainers;
  • National trainings;
  • Up-skilling toolkit developed in previous Capacity Building project;
  • Exchanges of staff between certified sending organizations and prospecting certified partners;
  • Final conference;
  • Communication/dissemination activities: university talks videos production conference material production.



The EU Aid Volunteers platform