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Throughout the year, VOICE produces and disseminates key documents reflecting on humanitarian aid issues at EU level and from a NGO perspective. They are addressed to decision makers within the European institutions, NGO networks and other stakeholders of the humanitarian community, as well as to the VOICE members. Most of these documents are  produced by the VOICE Secretariat with the support of VOICE members.

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  • VOICE workshop Report: The impact of EU sanctions and restrictive measures on humanitarian action

    VOICE event reports

    Tags: Principles, Counter-terrorism, NGOs, IHL

    The report from the workshop organised by VOICE gathering NGOs, external experts, European Member States and EU institutions’ representatives to discuss the evolving approach in the EU to sanctions and restrictive measures, their impact on the delivery of humanitarian aid and how to mitigate them.
  • EU humanitarian aid matters more than ever

    VOICE studies and briefing papers

    Tags: EU, Principles, NGOs, Partnership

    A briefing outlining the importance of EU humanitarian aid implemented by NGOs that are in a unique position to respond to the most vulnerable.
  • VOICE FPA Briefing. Partners in Humanitarian Aid: The development of the ECHO-NGO relationship as governed by the Framework Partnership Agreement

    VOICE studies and briefing papers

    Tags: FPA

    VOICE has produced this briefing to take stock of the evolving NGO-ECHO partnership – enshrined with the signing of the Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) – serving as an update of a previous VOICE publication on the topic from 2004. The briefing is based upon a desk review and a series of semi-structured interviews with former and current members of the FPA Watch Group, ECHO officials, and staff from the VOICE Secretariat. The interviews were carried out either in 2004 (for the initial version) or in 2017 and 2018 (for the updated version). Interviewees were selected so as to ensure a broad range of backgrounds and experiences (different geographic regions, areas of involvement and areas of expertise) in terms of the FPA process, ECHO-NGO relations, and the Watch Group and Task Force.
  • VOICE Report - NGOs Perspectives on the EU's Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus

    VOICE studies and briefing papers

    Tags: EU, Development, Nexus, Humanitarian

    With this report, VOICE has sought to identify the current challenges and opportunities of working in a nexus approach from the humanitarian NGO perspective and to support NGOs to engage with the EU on the nexus approach.
  • Towards a more inclusive and contextualized implementation of the Grand Bargain

    VOICE event reports

    Tags: NGOs, Grand Bargain

    From December 2017 to May 2019, the VOICE network implemented a project funded by the Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which aimed to contribute to a more inclusive and possibly a more contextualized implementation of the Grand Bargain (GB), by fostering NGOs' and frontline responders' engagement in the Grand Bargain. In the framework of this project, several workshops and events were organised at EU and at field level. The report summarises the main findings and recommendations of these events.
  • Grand Bargain Workshop Reports : A Lebanese NGOs perspective in the Grand Bargain implementation

    VOICE event reports

    Tags: Grand Bargain

    Report on the Grand Bargain workshops held in Lebanon in October 2018 and May 2019. The workshops touched upon the questions of sharing understanding and perspectives on the implementation of the Grand Bargain and fostering space for NGOs operating in Lebanon to bring a field perspective into the discussions.
  • Applying a nexus approach to transcend the humanitarian-development-peace divide. How differently do we need to work to leave no one behind?

    VOICE event reports

    Tags: Nexus

    Report of the nexus lab debate organised by VOICE, in collaboration with INTERSOS and EPLO, during the European Development Days in June 2019.
  • Comprendre le Grand Bargain et sa mise en oeuvre sur le terrain: Perspective et expérience des ONG en République Démocratique du Congo

    VOICE event reports

    Tags: Grand Bargain

    Rapport de l'atelier sur le Grand Bargain de Kinshasa, 17 et 18 avril 2019.
  • ‘Risk sharing to reach the Grand Bargain’? workshop

    VOICE event reports

    Tags: NGOs, Grand Bargain

    Report of the workshop held in March 2019 in London on the Grand Bargain and the issue of Risk Management.
  • 'Unpacking the localisation agenda: What do we mean by 'as local as possible'?'

    VOICE event reports

    Tags: Grand Bargain

    Report of the VOICE event on localisation held in May 2019 in Brussels.
  • The Grand Bargain: A vehicle for simplification?

    VOICE event reports
    Report from the simplification work shop 'The Grand Bargain: A vehicle for simplification?' held in Paris in November 2018.
  • "From Standards to context-based quality in humanitarian aid" - Sphere handbook launch

    VOICE event reports

    Tags: Quality, Humanitarian

    Report of the VOICE-Sphere event "From Standards to context-based quality in humanitarian aid" that took place on 27 March 2019 to launch of the 4th edition of the Sphere Handbook.
  • VOICE President Dominic Crowley closing remarks at the ‘Risk sharing to reach the Grand Bargain’ workshop

    VOICE event reports

    Tags: Grand Bargain

    Dominic Crowley closing remarks at the workshop ‘Risk sharing to reach the Grand Bargain’held in London the 20th of March This workshop, organised in the framework of the VOICE Grand Bargain project funded by the Belgium MFA, is the last one of a series of three organised in the EU.
  • VOICE Statement on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)

    VOICE position papers

    Tags: Funding, NGOs, MFF

    The VOICE network shares the following remarks and recommendations with the EU Member States and the European Parliament on the next Multiannual Financial Framework.
  • Merging of EUAV with the European Solidarity Corps 2021-2027 - VOICE key messages

    VOICE position papers

    Tags: EU Aid Volunteers

    This paper gathers a number of remarks on the European Commission’s proposal for the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) Programme under the next financial period (2021-2027) which includes the integration of the EUAV into this larger EU Programme, building on the VOICE network’s positions over the last years.
  • VOICE-VENRO European Humanitarian NGO roundtable

    VOICE event reports

    Tags: NGOs, Nexus, ECHO

    VOICE and VENRO co-hosted a roundtable in Berlin discussing priorities for humanitarian aid in 2018/2019 and the humanitarian-development nexus.
  • Somalia Grand Bargain workshop Report

    VOICE event reports

    Tags: Grand Bargain

    The Report of the Grand Bargain workshop in Somalia organised by the 3 NGO networks: ICVA, VOICE and the Somalia NGO Consortium to inform Somali NGOs on the Grand Bargain progress and gather input directly from frontline responders.
  • VOICE Statement on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and the 2019 EU budget

    VOICE position papers

    Tags: Funding, Principles, Resilience, LRRD, MFF, Nexus

    On May 2, the European Commission(EC) released its Proposal for a Regulation laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027 and Communication ‘A Modern Budget for a Union that Protects, Empowers and Defends’ with its annex, followed on June 14 by a set of proposed regulations for external instruments. On May 23, the EC also presented its proposal for the EU budget 2019. In reaction to these proposals, the VOICE network shares the following remarks and recommendations with the EU Member States and the European Parliament.
  • Conflict Sensitivity and Do No Harm: two sides of the same coin?

    VOICE event reports

    Tags: Principles, Resilience, NGOs, Partnership, Crisis Management, Nexus

    On 23 May, VOICE hosted an event entitled “Do no harm and conflict sensitivity: two sides of the same coin?”. The event brought together VOICE members, leading practitioners from the humanitarian community as well as peacebuilding NGOs, academics and EU institutions’ representatives. The four panelists were Paul Murphy, Executive Director of Saferworld, Martina Zapf, Head of Programme Support at Interpeace, Peter van Sluijs, Senior Strategist at CORDAID and Michael Kühn, Senior Policy Advisor from Welthungerhilfe. The discussion was facilitated by Birte Hald, Brussels Representative of Danish Refugee Council.
  • Exploring and fostering space for NGOs to add value in large scale operational models for humanitarian cash transfer programmes

    VOICE event reports

    Tags: NGOs, Cash, Grand Bargain

    This report is a summary of the key messages and main outcomes of the same workshop, organised by VOICE in the framework of its Grand Bargain project funded by the Belgian MFA. The event offered space for practitioners (including NGOs, the UN, the Red Cross, EU Member States, private sector officials, academics, and EU representatives) to exchange on best practices and share experiences. Participants explored the role and added value of NGOs in large scale cash transfer programmes all along the program cycle from needs-assessment to monitoring but also in relation to coordination.
  • NGO Collected Feedback and Recommendations for ODI’s annual report on the Grand Bargain

    VOICE position papers

    Tags: Funding, NGOs, Partnership, Grand Bargain Task Force, Grand Bargain

    This paper is designed to summarize the key feedback and recommendations identified through the group discussion between VOICE Grand Bargain Task Force & ICVA Humanitarian Financing Working Group, for ODI to consider as it prepares the final report.
  • Joint letter of VOICE, CONCORD, EPLO and HRDN on the MFF 2021

    VOICE position papers

    Tags: MFF

    VOICE, CONCORD, EPLO and HRDN joint reccomandations on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021 asking for strong external budget, separate instruments for humanitarian aid, humanRights, democracy and peacebuilding, more support to civilsociety and involvement of CSOs in MFF discussions
  • Post 2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). What EU humanitarian aid needs and why.

    VOICE position papers

    Tags: Funding, NGOs, MFF

    VOICE position paper on the post 2020 Multi Annual Financial Framework
  • The humanitarian-development nexus and the humanitarian principles: complementary approaches?

    VOICE event reports

    Tags: Principles, NGOs, Development, Nexus

    Our report of the event on the humanitarian-development nexus and the humanitarian principles.
  • 10 years of the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid: 10 Achievements From An NGO Perspective

    VOICE position papers

    Tags: Consensus, NGOs

    To celebrate this important statement for Humanitarian aid, we have highlighted the 10 main achievements of the Consensus implementation from an NGO perspective.