Managing ECHO Humanitarian Actions


Managing ECHO Humanitarian Actions



Organisation punto.sud and ISPI

Date: 21-23 June 2018

Duration: 3 days (from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. CET/CEST)

Course Prices

  • 450,00 Euro (EARLY BOOKING UNTIL 2 MAY 2018)
  • 600,00 Euro (BOOKING AFTER 2 MAY 2018 WITHIN 1 JUNE 2018)

Number of participants

25 maximum per session.

Target group and prerequisites

University students, graduates, professionals and operators looking to work in the field of humanitarian aid, especially in ECHO programs. This course serves both as introduction to and specialization on ECHO specific procedures and policies.


Training Details


Course Description


3-day training module to strengthen the learners’ ability to implement an ECHO-funded Action.


Humanitarian actions must be an effective and ethical expression of human solidarity.

Most part of humanitarian aid operations are funded by public institutions, with the European Union representing the world’s biggest donor of humanitarian aid. The European Commission’s Directorate-General Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) implements humanitarian operations, through the cooperation with over 200 partners. In partnership with these humanitarian organisations, ECHO has a very fast response capacity, allowing funding and staff to be rapidly deployed to where help is most needed. The availability of trained professionals is crucial to ensure an adequate, effective, equitable and flexible delivery of Aid and, on the other side, the knowledge on how to apply ECHO rules and procedures represents the first key element to work in the field of humanitarian aid.

In this context, this course will illustrate in detail who ECHO is and what are its working modalities though (a few) presentations and (many) group works, documents analysis, case studies and lessons learned.

The training, developed withISPI in the context of the Framework Contract signed between ECHO and the Consortium lead by punto.sud  in 2013, also provides in depth analysis of the 2014 Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA). 

Specific Objective

Participants become more familiar with the FPA 2014 legal framework and improve their skills in preparing and implementing an ECHO funded Action, which is fully compliant with main policy requirements.


Learning Objectives

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Learn how ECHO works; the roles and responsibilities of both ECHO and the NGO; the legal framework and the working documents;
  • Understand the logic behind the Single Form format and know how to properly complete and submit it;
  • Correctly manage (and report on) the ECHO funded Action in accordance with established rules and procedures;
  • Find the needed information in the FPA, the supporting documents and the policy manuals.


How To Apply

To enroll to the ‘Intensive Course: Managing ECHO humanitarian actions’ send your CV by email to or by fax to +39 02 86.92.055 . If the application is accepted applicants will be notified by email.

It is possible to pay at ISPI‘s administrative office, via Clerici 5, Milan, Italy (Monday‐Friday, 2.30pm‐5pm) or by Bank Transfer (the details of which are shown on the application form that will be sent to accepted applicants).

It is necessary to send a copy of the transfer receipt by email to or by fax to +39 to complete the enrolment.

The Intensive Course has limited places available, and will only take place if an adequate number of enrolments is reached.

Additional Information


Course Agenda

Course webpage





Milan, Italy
21-23 June 2018
Venerdì, 15 Giugno, 2018 - 14:15