Directorate-General for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)

This Directorate-General (known as ECHO) renders emergency aid for victims, regardless of race, religion or political beliefs, of natural disasters and violent conflicts outside of the EU. The EU is one of the biggest providers of humanitarian aid worldwide.

ECHO provides:

  • goods such as medicine, food or fuel
  • services such as logistical support, medical assistance or water purification
 

1.

Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 71 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
07.08.2020  Annual report on the EU's humanitarian aid operations financed in 2019.
Report com(2020)358
 
02.06.2020  Amendment of Decision No 1313/2013/EU on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism.
Decision com(2020)220
 
29.05.2020  Amendment of Regulation 1257/96 concerning Humanitarian Aid.
Regulation com(2020)461
 
25.05.2020  Annual Report on the Implementation of the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative in 2019.
Report com(2020)209
 
16.01.2020  Annual report on the EU's humanitarian aid operations financed in 2018.
Report com(2020)6
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 11 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
28.08.2020  Extension of scope of application Bonn Agreement for co-operation in dealing with pollution of the North Sea by oil and other harmful substances.
Decision com(2020)434
 
30.08.2019  EU position at the Second Ministerial Meeting of the Bonn Agreement on the Ministerial Declaration and the
Bonn Agreement Strategic Action Plan (BASAP) 2019 - ...
Decision com(2019)379
 
23.11.2017  Amendment of Decision No 1313/2013/EU on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism.
Decision com(2017)772
 
02.03.2016  Provision of emergency support within the Union.
Regulation com(2016)115
 
19.09.2012  European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps - EU Aid Volunteers.
Regulation com(2012)514