Getting funds from DG ECHO: Single Form A to Z


Getting funds from DG ECHO: Single Form A to Z

Training Details

Organisation punto.sud

Dates 19 April – 3 May 2018

Duration 3 days (1h30 each, from 1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m. CET|CEST)


  • ALL LESSONS: 120 Euro

EARLY BOOKING: 25% off if you book 8 weeks in advance

MULTIPLE BOOKING: 25% off 3 or more bookings


  • SINGLE LESSON: 60 Euro


Place Online - Webinar

Language English

Number of participants Max 25 per session.

Target group and prerequisites

Humanitarian Aid workers involved in the preparation or in the review of DG ECHO proposals, both at field and HQ level. Also suggested to beginners who wish to acquire skills in the preparation of project proposals.

Course Description

The European Union, through its Directorate General for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO), is one of the main donors for humanitarian aid actions, implemented by NGOs, UN agencies and International Organisations.

DG ECHO is often seen as a very flexible donor for implementation issues, but at the same time a very demanding one in terms of information to be provided at proposal stage. For this reason, the application process may, at times, seems too burdensome for humanitarian aid workers, which may be discouraged in applying for DG ECHO funding.

Through this series of webinars, you will get an in-depth overview of the proposal preparation process, from the analysis of DG ECHO funding instruments (decisions, HIP, technical annexes and operational priorities), the overview of the format and main functionalities, to conclude with indications on mandatory information to be inserted in each section and specific tips / best practices on relevant topics.

The contents of this course are based on the latest guidelines and tools available (e.g. Single Form guidelines, Gender-Age Marker toolkit, Visibility Manual and so on).

The webinar is divided into 3 lessons of 1:30 hours each and is delivered on-line. You can apply to the full course or just to one or more sessions.

Specific Objective

To ensure an in-depth knowledge of DG ECHO application procedure and develop skills in preparing good project proposals on the Single Form format.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, you will:

  • Be able to prepare project proposals clearly responding to DG ECHO priorities;
  • Know the Single Form format, the modular approach and the technicalities;
  • Properly fill in all sections and subsections according to DG ECHO requirements and policy indications.

Course Agenda

Lesson 1 – DG ECHO priorities and introduction to the Single Form format

  • Overview of the Funding Decision system and HIP analysis
  • Presentation of Single Form format, modular approach, main functionalities
  • Preparing the needs assessment
  • Analysing beneficiaries’ characteristics

Lesson 2 – DG ECHO logical framework and quality controls

  • The logframe section: specific structure
  • Indicators: KOI and KRI
  • Transfer modalities tab
  • Gender-age marker and resilience marker


Lesson 3 –  Finalising the proposal: financial information, visibility and coordination

  • Financial information and budget format
  • Visibility requirements
  • Coordination, monitoring and evaluation
  • Tips on remaining sessions


Additional Information

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19 April – 3 May 2018
Sabato, 14 Aprile, 2018 - 14:30