Our organisation

eu can aid!’s constituent parts are the General Assembly, the Committee, the Bureau, the Projects Group and the Awareness-Raising Group.

 

General Assembly

The General Assembly is made up of all eu can aid! association members. It takes all the decisions that commit the association in the long term. The General Assembly is convened every year to elect Board and Committee members, adopt the President’s report and the audited accounts and approve the work of the Committee in the previous year. The reports of the meeting are published in the “Documentation” section of this website. Important decision, such as a change to the rules of procedure, can also be adopted at extraordinary meetings of the General Assembly.

 

Committee

The Board, or Committee, is made up of around 20 volunteers, elected by the General Assembly.  The Committee meets once a month to take operational decisions.  It accounts for its management of the previous year’s business to the General Assembly convened in an ordinary meeting.

Among other things, the Committee examines the proposals for support submitted by the Projects Group and decides whether to accept the proposal, the amount of funding to commit and the conditions, if any, to attach to the funding.
It also receives suggestions from the Awareness-Raising Group, which advises it on communication initiatives.

To ensure transparency, Committee meetings are open to all members who wish to attend, though as observers, with no right of vote.

Within the Committee, the Bureau, composed of the President, Treasurer and Secretary, prepares the meetings of the Committee and takes the necessary administrative decisions to enable the association to work.

 

Projects Group

The Projects Group meets once a week.  It is open to all members who wish to volunteer to take part in evaluating the requests for funding received by the association secretariat.

If a project meets the eligibility criteria, one of the Group members studies it in depth, in particular checking the references of the applicants and perhaps contacting the other organisations co-funding the project.  The analysis of a project provides a golden opportunity for developing a strong feeling of partnership with the group or association submitting the application – so much so that this relationship often becomes long-term.

If, after discussion, a project receives the go-ahead from the Projects Group, that project is put to the Committee with a recommendation that it be supported.

The Projects Group is tasked with following up on the project after eu can aid! financial support has been granted, thereby ensuring a long-term link between the community, the NGO that serves as an intermediary and eu can aid!.

Awareness-Raising Group

The Awareness-Raising Group supports the Committee in its efforts to increase awareness among the staff of the European Institutions of the inequalities in the world and of the issue of economic and social development.

The Awareness-Raising Group meets once or twice a month to organise conferences and awareness campaigns and also communication activities.  These may be designed to attract new members or donations following calls for solidarity from colleagues for reconstruction projects after natural disasters (such as after the tsunami in South-East Asia, Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, or the earthquake in Haiti).

The project we support are selected after careful review. Want to present yours? Find out how https://t.co/dgf12yuKbM
Do you want to support our integrated program in Tanzania? Donate here https://t.co/sBBqPjxAtn
We are financing installation of water tanks, more classrooms & toilets in Marumba (TZ) primary school! Learn more https://t.co/a8IFNTjMD4
On parle de nous :-) https://t.co/QvdXgwgM5o
The foundation invested in polio and malaria vaccines, working all the way downstream in affected countries
#Globalhealth is a key theme for the gates foundation
"@gatesfoundation brings added value by taking on high risk projects" Nuria Molina just started her presentation
Development malpractices have consequences: if a new technology requires training it's probably going to fail+ It's all about follow up
P. Declaye "Innovation for dev is about the all value delivery chain. Service, communication, delivery, funding "
Pascal Declaye "Innovation helps to address global challenges and drive economic growth"
Every day we receive requests4support but we can accept only 1project out of 10 requests. Help us doing more, donate https://t.co/WkEvUMnQZB
This year we welcomed 24 new members and several volunteers! Thanks a lot for entrusting us with your efforts and support :-)
We are about to welcome Nuria Molina from @gatesfoundation to discuss #innovation for development!
Wanna know more about our activities and ECA mgmt of resources in 2016? Our annual report is available! Get in touc… https://t.co/X6Y7qiMZbz
ECA runs 2 integrated programs: FXB-eu can aid village in Rwanda and a 3 year support to Marumba village in Tanzania https://t.co/o2jZpvGZd8
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All projects are rigorously selected by our project selection group and the Committee to achieve max&long-term impa… https://t.co/7gmaJIuMKO
Presenting 2016 Annual Report: projects financed for a total amount of € 184,611.
Our General Assembly is about to start! Later we will talk with a rep of @gatesfoundation about #innovation for development.