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Joint letter to request the continuation of the projects (funded in 2019) under the EUAV framework

Nine different CSOs from France, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Estonia and Slovakia came together and wrote down a joint request letter to the EC. Here you can find some passages from the letter.

“The projects funded under the EU Aid Volunteers framework as part of the 2019 funding round were put on hold by DG ECHO in March 2020 and remain in semi-stasis one and a half years later. They remain in this state due to the fact that the vacancy portal is not open, missions cannot technically be shared with a reserve list of trained volunteers, and there are a variety of impediments to carrying out volunteer training in a different format to the one initially envisaged prior to COVID-19.”

“Furthermore, we have not received a firm reply from our grant contacts on when these issues will be resolved. The non-EU partners urge for support, more than ever, the candidates are unsure about their future and sending organisations require clarity and a map in order to implement the project as a whole. Given the above, we would like to request DG EAC to:

  • reopen the implementation of the face-to-face training or propose any suitable alternative;
  • have smaller groups in different countries to facilitate the participation of the candidates in this compulsory training;
  • carry out the training online with the possibility of participating in the Security module in their own countries;
  • reopen the vacancies;
  • share the missions within the reserve list of trained volunteers.”

To read out the whole joint request letter, please, click on the link below.

ADICE – France

ADRA – Slovakia

Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional

Fundación APY – Spain

ASPEm – Italy

CEV – Belgium

Médicos del Mundo – Spain

MONDO – Estonia

Volonteurope – Belgium