Our history

eu can aid! was founded on the realisation of the imbalance between North and South and of the injustice that this imbalance creates for those affected. The same principles have therefore guided the creation of Europe and eu can aid! and today still contribute to their development.

The genesis of eu can aid! lies in the creation, in 1961, of the “Staff Committee for the Campaign Against Hunger” by staff representative organisations in the European Institutions. The task of this Committee was to collect funds from staff for the most vulnerable people. The Committee’s mandate ran until the end of 1967. However, those involved wanted to continue what had been started and set up a permanent organisation.

It was decided, therefore, to found a new, independent body dedicated to development aid.  The name “Europe-Third World” was chosen at the founding meeting on 9 November 1967.  That meeting also decided to keep the financing of projects in line with the association’s financial means, effectively to the money generated by fees and/or donations from European Institution staff.  The idea was to give the fee-paying members and donors a feeling of personal and direct solidarity with the people of the South.

Since then, the association has become an international non-profit-making organisation (Association Internationale sans but lucratif – aisbl) under Belgian law.

In 2013 Europe-Third World is renamed “eu can aid!’ by unanimous agreement of its members to strengthen the call on solidarity and common action in support to global development

Now, more than 40 years on, eu can aid! continues to base its activities on volunteer action and the logistical support of the European Institutions, allowing it to keep its management costs to around 1% of its annual budget.

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
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"@gatesfoundation brings added value by taking on high risk projects" Nuria Molina just started her presentation
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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.