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).

Humbled and proud to have contributed to the achievements of the Marumba village #community together with… https://t.co/BLaK5nkPCk
It’s been wonderful to see the development and achievements of the Marumba village community 👏🏼 #communitypowerhttps://t.co/uXuNy5mTPQ
Goat rearing project up and running with success! 👏🏼🐐We have supported St Peter Paul Educational And Cultural Trust… https://t.co/GUIxIO71rQ
From an old storage building to two new and appealing classrooms! 👏🏼 Eu can aid! supported Levozy Self Help Group w… https://t.co/NLGmBO3PlZ
This school in Tamil Nadu, India is now ready to enroll children for secondary education! 👏eu can aid! granted € 80… https://t.co/kutI6ok8ZS
Eu can aid! congratulates @DigambarpurA with successful completion of a project 👏 Our grant allowed the NGO to rest… https://t.co/2Rl35YzEV5
Thanks to our support, the NGO MLECI in South Kivu 🇨🇩built 2 mills to help 9 groups of women from the villages of K… https://t.co/4Y185nmdY9
At the end of 2020, we donated around 6K EUR to Ntuntu Orphans and Disabled People, a NGO working with vulnerable g… https://t.co/33FowsO6jm
We have recently received updates on a project we financed in Tamilnadu 🇮🇳to enable mothers of 30 rural girls to se… https://t.co/SmtPqvj5sH
Last year we helped the NGO VAO to build 7 toilets for the elementary school of Abrubruwa village 🇬🇭The project inc… https://t.co/LO2slD7Cvu
Last year we helped the mothers of 30 students in rural Tamilnadu 🇮🇳 to provide for their daughters education via a… https://t.co/TBSey7qubu
At the end of 2021, thanks to our support, the NGO Œuvre Humanitaire pour la Protection et Développement de l’Enfan… https://t.co/kSYnbqAWKA
We wish all our friends and followers the happiest holidays and a great 2022 ✨we are greatful for your support this… https://t.co/HlRUaguLzt
Here the orphanage whose construction we funded during the first year of our 3 years-programme to support the NGO O… https://t.co/gSw6uOoKjE
On the #InternationalDayForEradicationOfPoverty 2021 a group of 11 European organisations  - including EU can aid -… https://t.co/tNM0GFua71