On the 1st of October 2014, a regional workshop on ECHO (European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department) Framework Partnership Agreements was organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Republic of Slovenia and the development CSO platform SLOGA, in Ljubljana.
The aim of the workshop was to inform non-governmental organisations about the possibility of becoming a partner organisation of ECHO, by signing a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) that would enable organisations to implement humanitarian aid actions.
The workshop was opened by Ambassador Mitja Štrukelj, general director of the EC Directorate for International Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Assistance. Representatives of Slovenian NGOs, as well as participants from Hungary and Croatia took part in the workshop which was led by Ms. Reka Dobri from ECHO. In her presentation, ECHO’s history, work, mandate and sectors of intervention were introduced to the participants. Explanations on the application process, selection criteria, partnership criteria and procedures that are required for concluding the FPA followed. The second part of the event consisted of bilateral meetings between representatives of Slovenian NGOs and the representative of ECHO held in the office of Sloga Platform.
Photo credit: SLOGA, participants during the workshop.
Information provided by SLOGA