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European Commission

EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

WORKING WITH DG ECHO AS AN NGO FPA

FRAUD AND IRREGULARITIES

ECHO anti-fraud strategy outlines ECHO's approach to prevention, detection and correction of fraud and irregularities.

ECHO is enforcing anti-fraud measures by its partners, for instance through FPA 2014 requirements and audits, and the pro-active exchange of information on the matter, in particular in cases of detecting fraud and irregularities, including on follow-up measures undertaken.

Cooperation with partners is a key success factor for the anti-fraud strategy to be effective and thus in containing the financial and reputational risks at stake towards ECHO or the Partners.

If the partners wish to get more information on how to prevent fraud in humanitarian actions, they can make reference to the Handbook for humanitarian operations where they can find a useful menu of good practice tools for preventing and detecting corruption in humanitarian operations (this is not an official document from ECHO)

In case of fraud, ECHO put at disposal of the partners this email address: echo-reportfraud@ec.europa.eu. Here the partners can inform DG ECHO of suspicions of fraud, preferably by using the Fraud Allegation Reporting Form (see link below).

Any information disclosed to DG ECHO will be handled in full confidentiality in order to protect the rights of those involved. DG ECHO handles personal data in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725. This is in line with the short data protection statement on the Europa website for reporting fraud.
 

FPA GUIDELINES, SECTION 13.4

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FRAUD ALLEGATION REPORTING FORM

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