The project aims to enhance the capacity of the EU to provide needs-based Humanitarian Aid for vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in 8 countries of deployment (Peru, Bolivia, Palestine, Colombia, Guatemala, Morocco, Jordan and Lebanon), while promoting the value of EU Aid Volunteers initiative. Project’s Consortium involves 2 EU-based sending organizations with complementary backgrounds: ADICE (France) with extensive experience in EU social mobilization programs both in Europe and abroad, and Movimiento por la Paz -MPDL- (Spain) with a vast humanitarian experience in 11 territories worldwide. As leader of the Consortium, MPDL Spain will coordinate the project together with ADICE and the 8 partner organizations.
In the field, 6 MPDL country offices and 2 local organizations will host a total of 36 EU Aid Volunteers. Through the deployment of 36 well-trained volunteers and 2 on-line volunteers, local organizations capacities will be reinforced and EUAV values promoted.
Within the framework of each hosting organization’s context, volunteers will support activities on inequalities reduction and resilience building, while raising awareness on the value of volunteering when it comes to social change. Complementary, and based on each hosting organization’s field of work and needs, volunteers will conduct capacity building activities on disabilities, environment and gender issues, among others.
A final event will be organized in Madrid with volunteers upon their return, to share experiences and testimonies, exchange proposals for improvement, strengthen partnership and raise awareness on the value of EU Aid Volunteers as a force for social change.
The project emphasizes the need of strengthening links, synergies, mechanisms of communication and networking between partners, while promoting the EU Aid Volunteers initiative and EU Humanitarian Aid principles at local, national and European level.