European Union Contribution Agreement With An International Organisation

Individual projects, which will be implemented by partner organisations, are subject to the conclusion of so-called contribution agreements which include, among other things, the description and planning of activities, the budget and contractual arrangements (including all FFPA agreements) for the EU-funded project. The Commission may decide to sign Partnership Agreements (FFPA) with partner organisations to facilitate the achievement of EU objectives by stabilizing the contractual conditions for long-term cooperation. The FFP indicates, among other things, the forms of financial cooperation and the extent to which the Commission can rely on the systems and procedures of the partner organisation concerned. The European Union spends about 10% of its budget on external action. We make funds available to our partner countries in the form of grants, contracts and budget support. We are also working hand-in-hand with international organisations, private institutions and EU Member States to increase the impact of our support. The Commission works with different types of partner organisations, such as international organisations, public law bodies or private law bodies, with a public service. With regard to guarantees and interconnections, we often work with financial institutions such as international development banks. In order to be able to work under «indirect administration» with the Commission, partner organisations must meet certain criteria and their selection must always be justified and based on objective reasons. Find out what the steps are and access the project management tools.

The one-stop shop for information on donors and beneficiaries of development funds Before we can delegate the implementation of a project to a partner organisation, we must ensure that its internal rules and procedures ensure a high level of protection for EU funds. To do this, the organization must pass what is called a pillar assessment. The Commission can delegate the implementation of EU-funded projects to partner organisations («indirect management»). In this organization, partner organizations are fully responsible for the implementation of the project on the ground. However, the Commission remains responsible for the proper use of the funds vis-à-vis Parliament and the Council. Find out what type of funding is available and how you can apply.