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).

We awarded 7,000 € to ALTERAFRIQUE for a borehole to distribute water to 50 women's vegetable gardens. The producti… https://t.co/CYqhV3U5EZ
We are supporting the Institute of Research and Development for the rural Poor in the creation of a micro credit sc… https://t.co/xBav7tjM9J
ECA awarded 2,590€ to the NGO FFUWD (Foundation for Ugandan Women Development) for constructing 1 water tank in a s… https://t.co/RXI35ObYX8
we awarded 4,100 € to the association PNS (Promotion Nutritionnelle et Sanitaire) to fund 3 cisterns used for the l… https://t.co/NqASnuUIf0
Celebrating a birth/marriage/birthday? Why don't you ask your family and friends to donate to ECA instead of buying… https://t.co/PaYXKs5WYe
Each women received 6.000 roupies (75 euros) so that they can escape the money lenders who charge 10% per month int… https://t.co/ohzuqU4bXD
Our volunteer visited the OrganisationforCommunityDevelopment in Colachel (India). We financed them with 5.000 euro… https://t.co/I2dWMiB4TX
More pics from our volunteer visiting a project in India:traditional ponds needed to be renovated and complemented… https://t.co/m52TdS82dW
one of our volunteer is currently in India, visiting the organisatio SCAD in Tirunelveli. ECA supported them in the… https://t.co/n60Ycgv8dA
In the more than 40 years since it was founded, eu can aid! has, then, provided over €6 million and supported more… https://t.co/geTHOovmob
Interested in submitting a project to EU Can Aid? Find out how https://t.co/wLk8peWZnr
great results from NGO EACO project in Uganda we financed last year! The village borehole is now functioning. They… https://t.co/vjzhOKOyzJ
ECA is running a program with @tanzdevtrust to support Marumba village. We are helping villagers to move from extre… https://t.co/vNDPisyfGu
Some pictures from the construction of a classroom in Congo, financed by Eu Can Aid :) https://t.co/dz3ymosLKe
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2017: ECA warmly thanks all donors for their generosity.Together w… https://t.co/r2TTj5y0Zq
Let's build bridges instead of walls! Time to rally behind positive actions supporting the less fortunates… https://t.co/oaEoivGs91