WORKING WITH DG ECHO AS AN NGO PARTNER | 2021 - 2027
EU HUMANITARIAN PARTNERSHIP
To become a partner under the EU Humanitarian Partnership 2021, NGOs are invited to commission an external auditor to perform an ex-ante assessment following the Terms of Reference published in summer 2019. A Frequently Asked Questions document has been published and is regularly updated. Have a look at this link.
NGOs can apply for different types of Certificate depending on whether they intend to work with DG ECHO as a niche organisation, standard partner or potential Programmatic Partner. Certificate models are available on DG ECHO’s partners’ website
The applicant will have to be audited anew for the areas where it did not receive the necessary number of points to become a potential programmatic partner. Based on the additional assessment, the auditors will need to provide an updated conclusion and recommend your organisation for the potential Programmatic Partnership Certificate. Please also refer to the Questions & Answers - Programmatic Partnership roll out 2023 document on the Partners’ website.
Consortia are encouraged to apply. However, please note that consortia of INGO partners working under direct management (Model Grant Agreement) can apply for Programmatic Partnership only if the consortium entirely consists of partners holding a Programmatic Partnership Certificate.
The beneficiaries’ general operational and financial capacity is evaluated in the ex-ante assessment procedure, the successful conclusion of which is a prerequisite to request HUMA funding and conclude a Grant Agreement.