EU - Red Barnets samarbejde med Den Europæiske Union
Red Barnet samarbejder med Den Europæiske Union om langsigtede udviklingsprojekter og nødhjælpsprojekter i en lang række lande.
The European Commission is the European Community’s executive body. Led by 27 Commissioners, the European Commission initiates proposals of legislation and acts as guardian of the Treaties. The Commission is also a manager and executor of common policies and of international trade relationships. It is responsible for the management of European Union external assistance.
The Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) is responsible for designing European international cooperation and development policy and delivering aid throughout the world.
DG DEVCO is in charge of development cooperation policy in a wider framework of international cooperation, adapting to the evolving needs of partner countries. This encompasses cooperation with developing countries at different stages of development, including with countries graduated from bilateral development assistance to cover the specific needs of these countries during the transition period between low income countries and upper middle income countries. DG DEVCO works closely with other Commission services responsible for thematic policies, as well as with the European External Action Service and Commission services on external action, so as to facilitate and help ensure a consistent approach.
DG DEVCO is responsible for formulating European Union development policy and thematic policies in order to reduce poverty in the world, to ensure sustainable economic, social and environmental development and to promote democracy, the rule of law, good governance and the respect of human rights, notably through external aid. We foster coordination between the European Union and its Member States in the area of development cooperation and ensure the external representation of the European Union in this field.
The EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) was created in 1992 as an expression of the European solidarity with people in need all around the world. In its years of existence, it has provided more than €14 billion of humanitarian assistance to victims of conflict and disasters across the globe.
The EU's humanitarian assistance is based on the principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence. As such, ECHO's humanitarian aid is distributed without regard for any political agendas, and without exception seeks to help those in the greatest need, irrespective of their nationality, religion, gender, ethnic origin or political affiliation.
Additionally, DG ECHO’s civil protection mandate enables DG ECHO to facilitate the cooperation between the 31 States participating in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism in order to ensure a coordinated assistance from the participating states to victims of natural and man-made disasters in Europe and elsewhere.
In 2014 alone, through its humanitarian aid and civil protection instruments, the EU provided substantial needs-based emergency assistance for a total commitment of EUR 1 273 million. These funds reached nearly 121 million of the world's most vulnerable people in over 80 countries.
Therefore, in 2014, the EU and its Member States together were the largest international aid donor and at the forefront of the response to all major crises around the world, such as Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, the Central African Republic and Ukraine, and the Ebola crisis.