stands for Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies. It is a network representing 84 European non governmental organisations (NGOs) active in humanitarian aid worldwide. Unlike its members, VOICE is not operational.
Seeking to involve its members in advocacy, common positioning and information exchange, VOICE is the main NGO interlocutor with the European Union on emergency aid and disaster risk reduction and it promotes the values of humanitarian NGOs. more
Exchange with DG ECHO on VOICE study findings and recommendations NEW[04/05/2016] VOICE and ECHO invite you to an exchange on the issue of simplification of the administrative burden for humanitarian NGOs. The discussion will be guided by VOICEs main findings and recommendations from its study Exploring EU humanitarian donors funding and conditions for working with NGOs. more
ICVA released its Final Report of the Less Paper More Aid initiative NEW[02/05/2016] VOICE is really pleased to share the Final Report of the Less Paper More Aid initiative led by ICVA. VOICE has been a member of the Task Force working on the study. The findings are closely linked to those of the VOICE Study on humanitarian donors funding and conditions on working with NGOs, and give further emphasis to our recommendation on harmonising proposal and reporting format. more
VOICE reaction to the HLP report on Humanitarian Financing NEW[19/02/2016] On 17 January 2016 the High Level Panel on humanitarian financing launched its report: Too important to fail, addressing the humanitarian financial gap.
Since Ban Ki Moon called this High Level Panel in March 2015, VOICE together with its members has engaged and provided input to members of the Panel, including Vice President Georgieva, former Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid. more
Humanitarian NGO Roundtable in the Hague NEW[11/02/2016] On 18 February, VOICE and the Platform on Humanitarian Action will host an NGO Roundtable in the Netherlands on the World Humanitarian Summit. This roundtable will look at european and national preparations for the Summit in Istanbul and expectations from the Summit. more
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