Relations with ECHO

Caritas Europa acts as the liaison office to the EU Commission’s DG ECHO and the network's member organisations and ensures the coordination of projects members are planning to submit to ECHO.

12 Caritas organisations are currently holding a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) with DG ECHO, which enables them to apply for financial support from the EU.

The institutional co-financing officers for Caritas FPA Holders meet on a regular basis for to discuss and co-ordinate Caritas' work with ECHO. The group is further committed to strengthening procedures, management systems, and policies through mutual sharing and exchange of knowledge among members. 

Caritas Europa, along with Caritas Ireland (Trócaire), represents the Carits network in the FPA Watch Group that is facilitated by Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies (VOICE). The Group monitors the technical challenges that arise during FPA applications and provides recommendations for its improvement and adaptation.

The following Caritas Europa member organisations are currently holding a FPA;