ECHO Annual Conference

On 10th and 11th of December HOPE’87 participated for the 1st time at the ECHO Annual Conference at the EC in Brussels. The Conference focussed on new political impetus and instruments for the humanitarian aid policy. HOPE’87 and the 273 other non-governmental organisations that provide relief assistance signed the renewed "Framework Partnership Agreement" (FPA) for humanitarian with the Commission. The new FPA is the instrument for achieving quality partnership for quality humanitarian aid. With the new FPA DG ECHO intends to simplify and streamline its instruments. The agreement, which covers the implementation of humanitarian programmes funded by the Commission, focuses strongly on maximising the impact of humanitarian aid for the world's most vulnerable populations.

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