Framework Partnership Agreement under the Humanitarian Aid Regulation - HAR FPA

Several different versions of FPAs have been concluded under the HAR. The first one entered into force in 1993, the second in 1998, the third in 2003, the fourth 2008 and the fifth has entered into force on 1st of January 2014.
The validity of the 2014 FPA has been extended by two years, until 31 December 2020, to allow DG ECHO to prepare and roll out the new FPA due to apply as of 1 January 2021.

Applications under the 2014 FPA

The application period started on 30th September 2013 and was open until 31 March 2018.
NGOs have been able to apply for the signature of the 2014 HAR FPA with DG ECHO if they complied with the criteria established under the Humanitarian Aid Regulation and the Financial Regulation. The selection criteria consist of a number of eligibility and suitability criteria.

Procedure and timeline to apply for the signature of the 2021 FPA

The date for the opening of the application procedure for the signature of the 2021 ECHO FPA will be announced in due time. Please follow this page closely, as it will also be used to announce the relevant information concerning the new application procedure.

In case of questions related to the application procedure you may write to:

Personal Data

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

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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