Once the partnership agreement is signed, partners will be able to submit project proposals each year in response to the Humanitarian Implementation Plans (IRPs) published by DG ECHO. Since the original agreement was signed, five further changes have been made to update the list of BPH partners and provide up-to-date information on the project. The VPA is not in itself a funding agreement, there are four additional specific grant agreements for the first three phases of the project, Ramp Up Phase, SGA1 and SGA2, as well as an Electronic Infrastructure Computer Agreement (ICEI) that funds EU super-computing centres to provide services to Neuroscience. For more information on the project`s funding structure, click here. The European Commission`s Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) does not intervene directly on the ground. The implementation of humanitarian aid is carried out by humanitarian organizations such as humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with which DG ECHO is in partnership. The new framework is expected to begin before the end of 2016. The Partnership Framework Agreement sets out the principles of the partnership between ECHO and humanitarian organizations. It defines the respective roles, rights and obligations of partners and defines legislation on humanitarian actions funded by DG ECHO.
. Eight priority areas were selected at the national level. They should play a greater role in economic growth. These sectors are: agri-food industry, health – medicines, ICT, energy, environment and sustainable development, transport, materials – construction and tourism, culture, creative industries. The aim of the Partnership Framework Agreement is to identify the general rights and obligations of the parties when concluding specific agreements and to define the rules of humanitarian aid financed by the European Union, which free up the power of producers and workers, to promote inclusive trade and development via fair trade PA 2014 – 2020 and includes 20 programmes, 7 of which are sectoral and 13 at the regional level. : . Fairtrade supports a process of regional development of the organization through its producers Networks. Since 2014, local management has been developing with networks of Asian, African and Latin American producers who now directly manage the provision of fair trade services. Throughout this process, Producers Networks are evolving to offer services in new countries, underscores how Fair Trade is expanding its support work to original producer organizations. The EU project aims to strengthen the governance and operational structure of the producer network through a more inclusive representation of women and young people. Similarly, product networks, the workers` network and national fair trade platforms (NFTPs) will be strengthened to effectively meet the needs and priorities of producers and workers in the region. In addition, the implementation of the project will strengthen activities and interventions led by producer networks that will ultimately contribute to their strategic plan and produce ongoing improvement processes.