11/02/2019 - The chapter 5.2 Above Standard Visibility of the Visibility Manual has been updated. From now all the proposed communication plan must be first discussed with the Regional Information Officer of ECHO (RIO) covering the region and finally evaluated by ECHO's Communication Unit (ECHO.D2). Click here to read the manual.
11/01/2019 - A new version of the Single Form Guidelines has been released. The changes introduced only refer to the Section 6.7 Implementing Partners. Have a look at the document here.
16/12/2018 - Information notice for DG ECHO Partners: the FPA 2014 has been extended . It will remain valid until 31 December 2020, unless the Parties decide otherwise. The communication is available here
03/12/2018 - The EU Aid Volunteers initiative – info session on 5 December
On the International Volunteer Day - 5/12/2018 – there will be a lunchtime conference in the Europeaid Info Point, Brussels, for potential EU Aid Volunteers and organisations that would like to deploy EU Aid Volunteers.
15/10/2018 - The new Single Form 2018 has been launched!
To know more, have a look at the Quick Start Guide and the Manual!
08/10/2018 - The registration to the DG ECHO Partners' Conference to be held next 19th and 20th November 2018 is started! To register to the event, please follow the link you will find on this page.
28/02/2018 - New FAQs on Simplified Cost Method for Field Office costs have been published. To read them, please have a look at the dedicated page.
26/02/2018 - The call for proposals for the Deployment 2018 of EU Aid Volunteers is about to close. Click here to get more information.
12/02/2018 - New Distance Learning course “What you need to know about procurement” is now available. Apply now here
06/02/2018 - The summaries of the Workshops held at the DG ECHO Partners' Conference on the 30 January 2018 have been just published. Have a look by clicking here.
19/12/2017 - The Communication and visibility Manual for European Union funded Action has been updated. Click here to read it
30/11/2017 - Following the publication of the ESOP 2018, DG ECHO has prepared a useful Q&A asked by the partners. Check them here.
27/11/2017 - DG ECHO has just updated the Single Form and APPEL application. See updated Single Form Guidelines in section Reference Documents.
24/11/2017 - A new Guidance to deliver large-scale cash transfers has been published.
16/11/2017 - Information notice for DG ECHO Partners: extension of FPA 2014. See the communication here
13/10/2017 - The registration to the ECHO Partners' Conference 2017 is now open! Please visit this page to access the registration format.
21/09/2017 - The list of the Humanitarian Procurement Centres has been updated.
See here the new HPC register.
22/07/2017 - The annual conference of DG ECHO's humanitarian aid partners will take place on 30 November - 1 December 2017 in Brussels. See details here.
11/08/2017 - The section Become a Partner of this website has been updated with the conditions and criteria applicable to non-governmental organisations for the conclusion of Framework Partnership Agreements under the Emergency Support within the Union (ESR).
19/05/2017 - The European Union emblem with accompanying text, is now available also in Russian, Ukranian, Turkish, Créole and Arabic language. See details in the ECHO Visibility Website at http://www.echo-visibility.eu/standard-visibility/visual-identity/
16/05/2017 - Echoes FLASH#11 on the updated version of the Communication and visibility Manual for European Union funded Action and new version of the DG ECHO emblems Previous editions available in section Newsletter
10/04/2017 - A guidance Note on Simplified costs for Field Office Costs has been published. Click here to read it. This document, can be found also on this page of the webiste.
10/04/2017 - On 6-8 June 2017 will be held in Brussels the third edition of the World Reconstruction Conference a step toward implementation of the fourth priority of the Sendai Framework. To get more information about this event, please have a look here
03/04/2017 - Echoes April 2017 on New guidance on Cash transfers in 2017 HIPs and ESOP and other news. Previous editions available in section Newsletter
09/02/2017 - A guidance for medium - large scale cash transfer programs has been published.
26/01/2017 - A meeting for the presentation of the Emergency Support Operational Priorities (ESOP) for 2017 will be held in Brussels on 31 January 2017 from 14:00 to 16:00 in the ERCC Auditorium. Have a look at the Invitation letter for more details.
10/01/2017 - Echoes January 2017 on DG ECHO priorities for 2017. Previous editions available in section Newsletter
15/12/2016 - New Faqs on Cash & Vouchers were published. Have a look!!
30/11/2016 - Echoes November 2016 - SPECIAL EDITION: Echo Partners' Conference. Previous editions available in section Newsletter
17/11/2016 - Echoes FLASH#9 on the updated version of the e-learning The Single Form PDF 2014. Previous editions available in section Newsletter
09/11/2016 - The Single Form PDF 2014 distance Learning training course has just been updated according to latest version of the Single Form Guidelines. HAVE A LOOK!!
12/10/2016 - Education in Emergencies Forum on 30 November 2016. The European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO) is organising a forum on Education in Emergencies. Taking place in Brussels, the event will bring together decision makers, humanitarian experts and practitioners to exchange, explore and engage in support of quality education for crisis-affected children.
- Where? MCE Conference Centre, Rue de l'Aqueduc 118 | Waterleidingsstraat 118 | Brussels
- When? On 30 November 2016, all-day event
Invitation with registration details to follow - Limited places.
For more information click here or contact ECHO-EDUCATION-IN-EMERGENCIES-FORUM@ec.europa.eu
09/09/2016 - Echoes FLASH#8 on the new Transfer modality tab . Previous editions available in section Newsletter
30/08/2016 - New FAQs on transfer modalities have been published. Have a look!
23/06/2016 - Echoes FLASH#7 on the realease of the new Single Form. Previous editions available in section Newsletter
22/06/2016 - The New version (June 2016) of the Single Form Guidelines has been published and the DG ECHO partners' website has been updated accordingly.
To read the document, please go to the Reference Documents page of this website.
13/06/2016 - The ECHO e-learning on Humanitarian Food Assistance has been launched today! Let’s have a look! To get more information about this tool, read also the Newsletter of this month.
07/04/2016 - Echoes FLASH#6 on Final Payment Request. Previous editions available in section Newsletter
09/03/2016 - A consultation meeting on the implementation of the future Emergency Support Instrument within Europe will take place on 11 March 2016 from 15.00 to 17.00 in the ERCC Auditorium, DG ECHO, rue Joseph II 79, 1000 Brussels. For more information, please contact Ms Ana Torres Fraile (Ana.TORRES-FRAILE@ec.europa.eu). More information on this new instrument can be found here
17/11/2015 - The New version (October 2015) of the Single Form Guidelines has been published and the DG ECHO partners website has been updated accordingly.
The updates involved: the Annex 2 “Comparison table between the 3 SF modules”; the sections 3.1.2 - 3.2.4 – 3.2.7 – 3.2.8 - 5 - 6.7 (only applicable to the Adapted Single Form), the section 10.2 (only applicable to Simplified Single Form) and the sections 4.3.1 and 12.2 (applicable to all the types of Single Form). To read the document, please go to the Reference Documents page of this website.
17/09/2015 - The new version of the FPA 2014 Guidelines is now available, also in French language, at the Reference Document page of this website
13/07/2015 - The 2015 HIP on Public Awareness, Information and Communication Actions in the Humanitarian Aid field and the related Technical Annex have been published in ECHO website.
All relevant documents are available also on the visibility website at: http://www.echo-visibility.eu/documents/
15/06/2015 - The new EU Health Award aims to acknowledge the work of NGOs in the fight against Ebola. Submit your application before 31 July 2015!
23/04/2015 - The French and Spanish versions of the Visibility and Communication Manual for European Union-funded Humanitarian Aid Actions have been published on the ECHO Visibility website
16/03/2015 - Echoes FLASH#1: First issue of a new way of communication to partners!
16/01/2015 - The new Distance Learning Become a Partner is now directly accessible form the website. Have a look!
19/12/2014 - ECHO IT staff reminds you to always update the list of the Appel’s users. This will avoid that former staff continues to have access to all the information uploaded in Appel by the partner.
19/12/2014 - An Infoday is organised to explain the funding opportunities available under the EU Aid Volunteers initiative. Click here to get more information about event. Here you can find the EU Aid Volunteers factsheet
19/12/2014 - Echoes December previous editions available in section Newsletter
09/12/2014 - The new training calendar is available! Click here to have a look at the foreseen locations.
02/12/2014 - The Draft version of the Full Guidelines FPA for NGOs 2014 has been published in the Reference Document page.
25/11/2014 - Echoes November Special Edition on DG ECHO Partners Conference. Pevious editions available in section Newsletter
13/11/2014 – The version 5 of the Single Form Pdf has been released and a new notification centre has been implemented in Appel.
13/11/2014 - An updated version of the Single Form Guidelines has been published. Here below the main changes introduced:
- Clarification regarding the number of beneficiaries to be encoded in the Result section
- Information to be provided for the Resilience Marker
- Information to be provided on the standard and above standard visibility Activities
- Details to be provided in section 13 in case of Modification Request
27/10/2014 - Echoes October previous editions available in section Newsletter
23/10/2014 - Anti-Fraud strategy Executive Summary has been published. Check this webpage for more information.
23/09/2014 - Echoes September previous editions available in section Newsletter
02/09/2014 - The registrations to the new training session is open! Please check the training calendar at this page.
29/07/2014 - Two new FAQs on Medical Supplies have been published in the FAQ section of this website. Click here to have a look.
28/07/2014 - A new page dedicated to the Member States' Specialised Agencies (MSSAs) has been published. Click here to have a look
14/07/2014 - The new UN FAFA Website has been launched! Click here to have a look!
14/07/2014 - Echoes July previous editions available in section Newsletter
01/07/2014 - Echoes June, previous editions available in section Newsletter
01/07/2014 - Dedicated pages with reference documents for IOs and UN have just been published.
13/06/2014 - The Spanish version of the Visibility Manual has already been issued. If you want to read it, please visit the ECHO Visibility Website.
23/05/2014 - A Quick Guide - Instruction for the Periodic Assessment has been issued. You can find it on the DG ECHO partners’ dedicated webpage that has been already updated with the new information.
22/05/2014 - A new HIP and Technical Annex on Communication Actions have been already published. If you want to get more information on visibility, please visit ECHO visibility Website.
15/05/2014 - ALERT: SPAM MESSAGES NOT ORIGINATING FROM OLAF. Click here to read more.
08/05/2014 - The new distance learning "A very short introduction to the FPA 2014" is now available on the platform.
08/05/2014 - Echoes May, previous editions available in section Newsletter
30/04/2014 - The FINAL version of the Single Form Guidelines has just been issued. Click here if you want to have a look.
29/04/2014 - The new ECHO Visibility website has been launched! Click here to visit it.
29/04/2014 - Echoes April, previous editions available in section Newsletter
16/04/2014 - New FAQs has been already published on the dedicated page! Check the following tags: Eligible costs; Financial statement; Amendment; Final Report; Audit; Implementing Partners; Depreciation; Beneficiaries; Consortium; Open amount; Remaining supplies; Key results indicators; Logframe.
01/04/2014 - A new page dedicated to the FAFA and the FPA for IOs has just been published. Click here to visit it.
31/03/2014 - A Letter updating the budgetary situation and the progress made to overcome the current shortfall in payment credits has been sent to the Partners. If you want to have a look, click here.
25/03/2014 - Pre-financing requests: a new functionality has been added in APPEL to upload and submit requests for pre-financing. Partners can also find a template. More information are availabe at the bottom of the interim report page
15/03/2014 - A revised version of the “Audit Information Paper” has been issued. You can find it on the Audit dedicated webpage.
11/03/2014 - SPECIAL EDITION!! A very important communication on ECHO payment problems have been published in the Newsletter of the month. The 2014 Worldwide Decision will be fully implemented but some arrangements have been put in place.
26/02/2014 - New functionality in APPEL is now available to inform DG ECHO in case of non-essential changes.
25/02/2014 - Echoes February, previous editions available in section Newsletter
11/02/2014 - A new functionality in APPEL has been developed: “THE LOGBOOK”. The logbook gives information on the threshold, the open amount, ongoing contracts and pending requests. In order to access these information, the partners (with administrative rights) should go to the home page of APPEL and click on “My organisation logbook”
01\2014 - A new Fact sheet: “Children in Conflict” has been pubblished on the DG ECHO website
07/01/2014 - The NEW Distance Learning “The Single Form PDF 2014” is now available on ManTra!! Click here to register.
06/01/2014 - The Worldwide Decision has been published on DG ECHO website
19/12/2013 - The third version of the offline PDF application is now available in APPEL. It includes corrections of bugs and tooltips with guidelines and field limitations when hovering the mouse over the fields.
18/12/2013 - Now available the French version of FPA 2014 for NGOs
11/12/2013 - Echoes December, previous editions available in section Newsletter
04/12/2013 - The DG ECHO Annual Strategy 2014 has been pubblished on the DG ECHO website
26/11/2013 - Important Information on the 2nd release of the Single Form 2014 are available Here
8/11/2013 - The Presentations made during the DG ECHO Partners' Conference 2013 can be found Here
7/11/2013 - The APPEL system has been updated and is now fully compatible with the FPA 2014 requirements and the PDF Single Form 2014 is available in APPEL . The user manual for the PDF Single Form 2014 is available here
5/11/2013 - Echoes November, previous editions available in the section Newsletter
4/11/2013 - The Virtual Stands can be visited HERE
31/10/2013 - The DG ECHO Partners'Conference 2013 can be followed in streaming at the liks available here.
28/10/2013 - NEW FPA 2014 Now available the final version for NGOs and the National Red Cross Societies. Click here to have a look.
24/10/2013 - Informative overview of the different sections of the upcoming 2014 Single Form available here.
09/10/2013 - Echoes october.
03/10/2013 - The application form to the new courses on FPA 2014 is now available in ManTra system!! Please visit the training page.