Dear EUAV participants,
We would like to inform you that DG EAC has decided that projects under the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative (EAUV), which was heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, could now continue.
Publication of vacancies
DG EAC plans to resume the publication of vacancies on the central EUAV platform by the end of this month.
We invite you to make arrangements with the sending/hosting organisations of your partnership so that the necessary input for the positions in offer can be provided. The announcements will, as usual, have to remain published at least one month on the central EUAV platform. Please do not hesitate to use additional promotion opportunities to attract potential volunteers to the platform.
Henceforth, DG EAC will not publish any indicative country list. Based on your risk assessment, your planned vacancies must aim only at deployment to countries where there are no ongoing international or non-international armed conflicts.
As regards the training programme, online training shall be available in the fourth week of November and the face-to-face training as from January 2022. The face-to-face training duration had to be adapted to the current conditions bearing in mind current measures for social distancing etc. In order to train candidates in smaller groups and reduce the time spent at the training centres, the face-to-face training will be split into two parts: a “virtual classroom component” of 4 days (online) followed by an actual face-to-face training of 5 days. Optional courses will only be available in an online version.
The training provider, ICF, will get in contact with you soon with updated training dates for the registration tool. They will also gather information about the language preferences (English/French/Spanish). For organisational reasons the first trainings will be in English.
The eligibility period of projects cannot be extended by more than 36 months. Since the deployments will in practice only be possible in 2022, the period for deployments might be shorter than in your original planning, and we recommend that you review your initial proposals accordingly. You might also consider deploying more volunteers for shorter periods, if the situation of your projects allows it.
Please remind organisations participating in your project that they need to have a valid certification for sending or hosting volunteers. Organisations with an expiring certification during the eligibility period have to fill in the relevant Declaration on Honour and send it to the Agency’s functional mailbox as a request for re-certification. It is recommended that this request is introduced 6 months before the planned deployment.
We would like to thank you for your commitment and patience in the face of the difficult conditions created by the pandemic. With my colleagues we all look forward to continue working with you for a successful completion of the EUAV deployment projects.
To EUAV coordinators : if you have a vacancy not yet published, please kindly update it. Should you have any question, please get in contact with DG EAC through the Functional Mail Box.