This FPA stems from the need for adapting DG ECHO's working method with international organisations, in particular with regard to the legal framework of partnership and its conformity with the operational reality. The new Financial Regulation and its implementing rules also stress and recognise the specific character of international organisations and lay down specific rules for their financing.
For international organisations - in particular the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), the IFRC (International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies) and the IOM (International Organisation of Migrations) - DG ECHO has chosen, in order to recognise their specific character, to be largely guided by the text of the framework agreement EC/UN to draft an “International Organisations” Framework Partnership Agreement. The agreement and the related general conditions are therefore common for all the international organisations working with DG ECHO.
The FPA for International Organisations has the following annexes, which shall be deemed an integral part of the FPA:
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