News

  • 07/01/2014 - The NEW Distance Learning “The Single Form PDF 2014” is now available on ManTra!! Click here to register.
  • 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 here
  • 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
  • 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 at http://www.dgecho-partners-helpdesk.eu/preparing_an_action/fpa2014
  • 24/10/2013 - Informative overview of the different sections of the upcoming 2014 Single Form available here.
  • 03/10/2013 - The application form to the new courses on FPA 2014 is now available in ManTra system!! Please visit the training page.
  • 27/09/2013 - The application process to the New FPA will be open from Monday 30th September 2013. For further details please refer to the DG ECHO dedicated webpages: En; Fr.
  • 20/09/2013 - The registration process to the DG ECHO Partners' Conference 2013 will be open from 23rd of September until 18th of October and all registrations must be submitted through the online registration forms that you can find here .
  • 02/09/2013 - UPDATED For all Final Reports submitted as of August 28, 2013: following the update of APPEL last Wednesday, the workflow of the eFinal Report has been revised by the DG ECHO. You as a partner will face some changes in creating and sending an eFinal Report. Please find attached all “how to” information in English and French language.
  • 18/07/2013 - IMPORTANT The 2013 annual conference of DG ECHO's partners is taking place this year in Brussels, on 5 & 6th November, for one day and a half. The online registration form will be available from 23rd September to 18th October 2013.
  • 12/06/2013 - DG ECHO has launched today (12/06/13) the periodic assessment of its partners. Partners which have not received the email announcing the launch of the exercise should contact DG ECHO at: echo-partner-assessment@ec.europa.eu
  • 29/05/2013 - DG ECHO is on the move! Please be informed that during the month of June DG ECHO will move to the new offices. Then the new HQ address for all future correspondence will be: Rue de la Loi 86 – 1049 Brussels. Telephone numbers and e-mail addresses remain the same
  • 18/03/2013 - DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE: “The Audit Process” Videos now available also in lower resolution (360 p) for participants who do not have a broadband connection! For more information and to apply click here
  • 21/01/2013 - New EU Financial Regulation: Practical guidance to highlight how the changes will affect your daily work. Available in EN, FR and ES. Changes applicable to the Grant agreements signed as of 1/01/2013
  • 10/01/2013 - DG ECHO Strategy for 2013 has just been published! You may download it here
  • 07/01/2013 - NEW The European Commission has adopted the worldwide decision on the financing of humanitarian aid operational priorities from the 2013 general budget of the European Union. The decision, worth € 661,419,000 includes five specific objectives. The period for the implementation of the actions financed under this Decision shall start from 1st January 2013 and shall run for 24 months.
    You can find more information at http://ec.europa.eu/echo/funding/decisions_2013_en.htm
  • 31/12/2012 - Mantra and Distance learning platform will be in maintenance from 4th to 7th January 2013
  • 11/12/2012 - NEW Please consult in the section etools the latest publications concerning APPEL and the Letter of Intent. Available in English and French.
  • 23/10/2012 - French version of the APPEL User Manual is now available. You may download it in the section etools
  • 18/10/2012 - UPDATED The presentations of the recent DG ECHO Partners' Conference (17th October 2012) are now available! Please visit the dedicated website
  1. New agenda;
  2. Concept Paper “Improving the Partnership Agreements”;
  3. Revision of Partnership Agreements - timeline;
  4. Partners' Virtual Stands dedicated website.
  • 10/10/2012 - NEW The ECHO annual report has been eventually published on the official website. There are now two versions:
    The official/institutional report from the Commission to Parliament and Council with all annexes is available for Partners and other interested parties as a download here: http://ec.europa.eu/echo/about/annual_reports_en.htm It will not be printed.
    The summary report of 16 pages with info graphics, photos and stories from the field for the public at large is available as a download here, but will be printed and also converted to an e-book for free download later on: http://ec.europa.eu/echo/media/publications/leaflets-booklets_en.htm
  • 26/09/2012 - NEW For the current DG ECHO’s annual conference Partners’ stands have been presented directly online. Welcome to the new virtual stands!!
  • 10/09/2012 - The registration process to the DG ECHO's Partners' Conference 2012 will be open from 3rd September until 24th September 2012. Registrations must be submitted through the online registration form either in English or French language.
  • 10/09/2012 - UPDATED A new version of the APPEL User Manual in English language has been released and is available in the section etools. French version will be available soon.
  • 06/07/2012 - UPDATED The European Commission has adopted an amendment of the worldwide decision on the financing of humanitarian aid operational priorities from the 2012 general budget of the European Union. The amendment, worth €110,000,000, brings the total available amount up to €749,900,000. The updated amount has been allocated to six crisis/countries where the allocation was increased in view of new arising needs or the worsening nature of the crisis (Sahel, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Bangladesh, Burma/Myanmar and Thailand) and three new crises (Syrian crisis, South East Asia and South America). You can find more information here
  • 04/07/2012 - NEW The 2012 Annual Partners Conference will take place on 17 October in Brussels! This year Partners Conference is organised in parallel with ECHO 20th anniversary closing events, which will take place on 16 October. To know more about these events please visit http://www.dgecho-partners-helpdesk.eu/dec/2012/start
  • 18/06/2012 - NEW ECHO-UN Guidelines have been published! They present in a single document a synthesis of texts relevant to the UN when implementing EU humanitarian aid.
  • 15/06/2012 - NEW Humanitarian aid and Civil protection through the lens of European citizens. More details in the Eurobarometer survey
  • 15/06/2012 - New feature available on APPEL after the last upgrade: countdown for the submission of the eFinal Report.
  • 04/06/2012 - A new helpdesk webpage is now available to inform all DG ECHO Partners about the latest news and updates on the eTools
  • 05/03/2012 - Important information concerning the Annual Partner Assessment Exercise available here
  • 05/03/2012 - DG ECHO’s 20-year anniversary: contents and supporting documents available at the following address: www.ec.europa.eu/echo/20
  • 06/02/2012 - NEW The offline eSingle Form version 3.9 has been released and is available in the section etools.
  • 20/01/2012 - WARNING - APPEL training platform is not currently available due to some important maintenance works that are essential in order to keep the training environment updated and efficient. We will keep you informed of any further developments.
  • 16/12/2011 - NEW The European Commission has adopted the worldwide decision on the financing of humanitarian aid operational priorities from the 2012 general budget of the European Union. The decision, worth €639,000,000, includes five specific objectives. The period for the implementation of the actions financed under this Decision shall start from 1st January 2012 and shall run for 24 months.
    You can find more information at http://ec.europa.eu/echo/funding/decisions_2012_en.htm
  • 28/11/2011 - FPA LIVE distance learning is available for all DG ECHO Partners! Consult dates of upcoming sessions and application procedures here
  • 11/11/2011 - Read the letter sent by DG ECHO IT Team containing IMPORTANT information about the Letter of Intent
  • 04/11/2011 - The presentations used during the Annual Partners' Conference are available at the following webpage web page.
  • 27/10/2011 - The offline eSingle Form version 3.8 has been released and is available in the section etools. The updated .xml files for Letter of Intent online and offline may be downloaded in the Letter of Intent section.
  • 27/10/2011 - Did you miss DG ECHO annual partners conference? Read the highlight in the Newsletter Special edition. You will find important news on FPA extension, Annual Assessment and more
  • 27/10/2011 - The extension of the FPA has been announced! More information available in section Newsletter
  • 24/10/2011 - Feedback from partners and important suggestions on the eTools available here
  • 24/10/2011 - A new distance learning module on the FPA/FAFA has been launched! More information available at Distance learning
  • 12/09/2011 - As the DG ECHO Conference 2011 is approaching, DG ECHO IS SUPPORT Team send this message inviting all the Partners to share comments and suggestion on the eTools. Please forward your kind reply to ECHO-IS-SUPPORT@ec.europa.eu
  • 22/02/2011 - WARNING: The guidelines and fact sheets apply to all ongoing agreements as of 1 November 2010 and to any agreement signed after that date.
    The internet version on DG ECHO's website of the FPA and FAFA supporting documents (fact sheets, guidelines, etc.) takes precedence over booklets published by DG ECHO or any other paper publication.
  • 31/01/2011 - GOING WORLDWIDE The European Commission has adopted its first ever worldwide funding decisions for humanitarian assistance under a new system designed to speed up and streamline aid delivery. The main decision, worth more than €564 million, is to fund relief operations in crisis zones across the world. Two other decisions, adopted at the same time, provide €34.3 million for risk reduction and preparedness work in disaster-prone areas and €24 million to help build the capacity of partner organisations involved in delivering the aid on the ground. The decisions are valid for 24 months.
    You can find more information on: http://ec.europa.eu/echo/funding/decisions_en.htm
  • 18/01/2011 - Due to a maintenance upgrade by the IT service center, scheduled tonight the 18th, the APPEL training environment will not be available from 19 to 23 hours (Brussels Time). From Wednesday the training environment will be fully operational again.
  • 21/12/2010 - eSingle Form-offline: the new version 3.6.1 is available in OSOR
  • 10/12/2010 - Letter of Intent: xml files for offline and online application, now available in section Financing Decision
  • 10/12/2010 - Booklets: please be informed that you may print out from our website, section Supporting Documents the booklets presented by DG ECHO at the last Partners' Conference on 21-22 October 2010 and regularly distributed to the participants of the FPA/FAFA training course