EMPACT is a Capacity Building project co-financed by the EU Aid Volunteers (EUAV) program. The aim of capacity building projects is to make the partners in prospective hosting countries for volunteer deployments ready for this task and enable them to fulfill all formal requirements for certification in the program. The actual deployment projects can work in a variety of areas, including humanitarian aid and disaster risk reduction.
EMPACT follows a classic workshop-based approach on guiding participating non-EU organisations toward certification as EUAV hosting organisations. With two regional focuses (East Africa and Balkans), many of these project activities will take place in both locations, while sharing expertise and other meeting content via a teleconferencing link.
In addition to the capacities strictly prescribed by EUAV, the prospective hosting organisations will also have the opportunity to build capacities in related areas and standards, such as the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) or optional e-learning modules.
The participating operative EU organisations will mentor the prospective hosting organisations. They will share their experience in EUAV and CHS in this process. ANPAS are already certified in EUAV themselves, the other EU-based operative partners DPA and White Cross are in the process of certifying in parallel to the project.