Become a DG ECHO Partner

Partnership between NGO and DG ECHO

The Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) does not 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.

Since its creation, DG ECHO has worked with NGOs on the basis of Framework Partnership Agreements (FPAs). The Framework Partnership Agreements set the principles of partnership between DG ECHO and humanitarian organisations. They define the respective roles, rights and obligations of partners, and contain the legal provisions applicable to the humanitarian operations financed by DG ECHO.

In order to get familiar with the Framework Partnership Agreement 2014 and its requirements, have a look at "A very short introduction to the 2014 FPA" distance learning training course