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  • Category Virtual Classroom
  • Duration 4h
  • Language English
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Virtual Classroom

Exploring DG ECHO: Understanding Humanitarian Aid

1-day virtual classroom course to provide a clear and practical understanding of cross-checking financial information in the Single Form and its financial annexes.

Course Description

This course aims to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for navigating the realm of DG ECHO's humanitarian aid world, but also serves as a preparatory resource for newcomers to DG ECHO staff and its partners, or for those who need a refresh before enrolling in more advanced courses. Some time will also be dedicated to understanding the Humanitarian Certificate and the adoption of the Humanitarian implementation plan, crucial elements for proposal submission.


This course will provide a practical, hands-on approach to DG ECHO humanitarian aid, using different training techniques: presentations, group work, interactive quizzes, and plenary discussion sessions. Significant time is also dedicated to questions and answers to clarify all remaining doubts.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module, participants will:


  • Have a clear understanding of the DG ECHO humanitarian aid framework, including its mandate, organisational structure, key policies, needs assessment and decision process.
  • Have a clearer understanding of the DG ECHO financing decision process and Humanitarian implementation plan.
  • Know what is the humanitarian Certificate and where to find additional resources
  • Fell more familiar in navigating the several sources of information including DG ECHO official website, DG ECHO helpdesk and the reference documents.
  • Fell more confident in enrolling to more advanced courses.
Who is this course for

This course is tailored for DG ECHO partners, implementing partners, DG ECHO staff, staff of International Organisations and Member States Specialised Agencies, particularly targeting new team members who have never worked with DG ECHO or who need a refresher, both at the field and HQ levels. This is a beginner course; therefore, existing knowledge of DG ECHO rules and procedures is not required.

Technical requirements

You will need access to a computer, tablet or mobile phone with an Internet connection.

Certificate of attendance

Once you have completed all the training material and passed the exit test, your certificate of attendance will be available to download directly from the learning platform.

Skill Level

Intermediate - Advanced



This course is part of the DG ECHO Framework Contract.


Please be informed that DG ECHO courses are free of charge and reserved only for DG ECHO staff, DG ECHO Certified Partners and their Implementing Partners.