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European Commission

EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

WORKING WITH DG ECHO AS AN NGO PARTNER | 2021 - 2027

FRAUD AND IRREGULARITIES

Fraud and corruption involving EU funds have a particularly negative impact on the EU financial interests, EU's reputation and the implementation of EU policies.

 

Prevention and detection of fraud and irregularities are recognised as a key governance requirement within the European Commission. Taking into consideration its specific working environment, DG ECHO takes the risk of fraud and corruption very seriously.

 

This is the reason why DG ECHO has drafted an anti-fraud strategy which outlines DG ECHO's approach to prevention, detection and correction of fraud and irregularities.

 

DG ECHO is also promoting anti-fraud measures by its partners, for instance through its audits, and the pro-active exchange of information on the matter.

 

Cooperation with the partners is a key success factor for the anti-fraud strategy and to preserve DG ECHO and its partners from financial and reputational risks.

 

The partner must inform DG ECHO immediately of cases of corrupt, fraudulent, collusive or coercive practices (email address below).

EU HUMANITARIAN PARTNERSHIP CERTIFICATE GUIDANCE, SEC. 3.3

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