WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

The initiative is open to the participation of citizens, non-profit organizations and public institutions based in Europe or in third countries (outside of the European Union, where activities and humanitarian aid operations are carried out).
Participants are organized according to their role within the initiative in three groups:
 EUROPEAN SENDING ORGANIZATIONS

 HOSTING ORGANIZATIONS

 VOLUNTEERS
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EUROPEAN

SENDING

ORGANIZATIONS

EU organizations responsible for all aspects of the identification, selection, preparation, deployment and management of volunteers.
Sending organizations (based in the EU) must belong to any of the following categories:

Non-governmental not-for-profit organizations established in an EU Member State.

Civilian public law bodies from a Member State.

The International Federation of National Red Cross and Red Crescent societies.

Candidate and associated countries of the European Neighborhood Policy and the member countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) may participate as soon as these countries have signed agreements with the EU covering the program.

Sending organizations must act in the field of humanitarian aid.
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HOSTING ORGANIZATIONS FROM OUTSIDE EUROPE

Hosting organizations are based in non-European Union (EU) countries and are responsible for the induction phase, the appointment of mentors and the provision of adequate accommodation and working conditions throughout the territory.
Host organizations (based in third countries) must belong to any of the following categories:

Non-governmental not-for-profit organizations operating or established in a third country in accordance with the laws in force in that country.

Public law bodies of a civilian character governed by the law of a third country.

International agencies and organizations.

Host organizations should be active in the field of humanitarian aid.
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VOLUNTEERS

European citizens interested in participating as volunteers in humanitarian aid operations in third countries.
In order to be admitted into the initiative you must meet the following requirements:

Be a minimum of 18 years old.

Be a citizen of the European Union or a long-term resident in an EU Member State.

Have full-time availability for the entire time specified in the vacancy notice, which can be between 1 to 18 months.

Be available to participate in a two-week training program as part of the selection process.

It is not necessary to have humanitarian aid experience to apply for as an EU Volunteer. However, one must meet the requirements of each vacancy.

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