Framework Partnership Agreement under
the Emergency Support Regulation - ESR FPA
The ESR entered into force on 16 March 2016.
It allows for the Commission to conclude new FPAs under the ESR to facilitate the award of Union financial support for the implementation of emergency support actions within the Union, or to rely on existing FPAs concluded under the HAR. Therefore, NGOs with which the Commission concludes an FPA under the HAR are automatically eligible to apply for funding under the ESR.
Neither the ESR nor the HAR allow for the assimilation of partnerships concluded under the ESR with partnerships under the HAR. Therefore, NGOs with which the Commission concludes an FPA under the ESR are not automatically eligible for funding under the HAR.
ESR FPA Partnership Criteria
NGOs can apply for the signature of the ESR FPA with DG ECHO if they comply with the criteria established under the Emergency Support Regulation and the Financial Regulation and on the basis of its Rules of Application.
Please consult the full set of criteria, including the applicable benchmarks here: ESR-FPA Partnership Criteria
Applications for the signature of the FPA must be made online through the electronic exchange system APPEL
A dedicated ESR Application Questionnaire will be made available in due time via APPEL. Until such time, ESR FPA applications may be submitted on the HAR FPA Application Questionnaire. ECHO will assess these in light of the criteria and benchmarks applicable under the ESR.
Procedure and timeline to apply for the signature of the FPA
With regard to the procedure for the conclusion of the ESR FPAs, please follow the procedure described for the HAR FPA.
With regard to the timeline, please note that the activation of emergency support under the ESR extends over a period of three years from the entry into force of the Regulation that is from March 2016 until March 2019. The ESR FPA application period is thus currently open.
A prospective partner's application will involve the recording and processing of personal data, which will be treated according to the Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data on the protection of individuals, with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data.
Unless indicated otherwise, the prospective partner's reply to the questions in the application, and any personal data required to assess it, will be processed solely for that purpose. Details concerning the processing of personal data are available in the ECHO Privacy Statement.
Partners' personal data may be registered in the Early Warning System (EWS) only, or both in the EWS and in the Central Exclusion Database (CED), by the Accounting Officer of the Commission, should the partner be in one of the situations mentioned in Commission Decisionof 13 November 2014 on the Early Warning System to be used by the authorising officers of the Commission and by the executive agencies (2014/792/EU) or in Commission Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1302/2008 of 17 December 2008 on the central exclusion database.
For further information refer to the Privacy Statement for the Central Exclusion Database
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