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The EC as a donor

The European Commission is Plan International's primary institutional donor, providing funding for development and humanitarian projects throughout Africa, Asia and the Americas.

The European Commission (EC) is one of Plan International’s main institutional donors, providing funding for both development and humanitarian projects. In 2014-15, Plan International was implementing 75 projects funded by the EC in 42 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, benefiting over 15 million people.

Of these, 25 were newly awarded in 2014-15 – 15 Development and 10 Humanitarian – amounting to over €22m. In terms of sectors, the majority of projects focus on our core areas of child protection, gender and youth economic empowerment, accounting for 32 of the development projects running during the year. 

Increasing our impact

In order to increase our effectiveness and extend our reach, we work with partners at all levels, from grassroots organisations to international consortia. In 2014, we led a consortia of Plan International, Save the Children and World Vision in the responses to both the Ebola crisis and the Nepal Earthquake. Working in consortia allows us to harness the particular skills, expertise and local knowledge of each organisation, resulting in more comprehensive projects which reach a greater number of children and communities.

We continued to strengthen the expertise of Plan International staff globally on the proper management of EC-funded projects, running donor compliance workshops for field staff. By doing so, we aim to improve the impact and sustainability of our projects, in line with the EC’s focus on securing maximum value for money. 

Global Account Management

Plan International EU Office acts as the organisation’s Global Account Manager for the European Commission’s Development and Humanitarian Aid Directorates General. In this capacity, we ensure greater coordination and collaboration between Plan International’s European and Country Offices when responding to calls for proposals, increasing efficiency and strengthening the quality of proposals submitted. We also facilitate internal learning and information sharing, ensuring continual improvements are made in the management of our EC-funded projects.

By acting as the Global Account Manager, we work to influence the EC’s funding strategies and decisions in line with Plan International’s global priorities. By doing so, we ultimately aim to secure more funding for quality projects as the EC’s partner of choice, increasing our impact and allowing us to reach more children with our interventions. 

Find out more about our projects below

EC-funded project combating violence against children in Haiti
EC-funded project combating female infanticide in India
EC-funded project combating violence against children in Kenya
Students celebrate their graduation
Fadi was saved from a forced marriage
Youth economic empowerment Timor Leste
Early Childhood Care and Development in Cambodia
Plan International EC-funded projects
Egypt
EuropeAid: Building an Inclusive Living Environment for Children and Young People with Disabilities
El Salvador
EuropeAid: Youth Economic Empowerment
Haiti
EuropeAid: Fighting violence against children together
India
EuropeAid: Promoting gender wage parity and non-discrimination in the work environment
India
EuropeAid: Combating the worst forms of discrimination against girls: female infanticide
Indonesia
EuropeAid: Young Women's Economic Empowerment
Kenya
EuropeAid: Improving Access to Water and Sanitation in Matungulu and Masinga Districts
Kenya
EuropeAid: Child Protection against Violence in Kenya
Mozambique
EuropeAid: Poverty Reduction through Youth Empowerment, Technical Training and Employability
Niger
EuropeAid: Eradicating early and forced marriage in Dosso Region
Timor Leste
EuropeAid: Empowerment and inclusion of marginalised youth in the economic and political development of Timor-Leste
South Sudan
EuropeAid: Empowering NSAs to provide youth with alternative livelihood opportunities for poverty reduction and peace building
Zambia
EuropeAid: Making law work for girls and boys
Sri Lanka
EuropeAid: Empowering women through e-governance
Tanzania
EuropeAid: Preventing and Responding to Violence against Children in Tanzania: Linking community systems to a national model for Child Protection
Philippines
EuropeAid: Collective Action to Promote Non-violent and Protective Society for Children
Nicaragua
ECHO: Urban Risk Reduction in the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua
Myanmar
ECHO: Safer Coastal and Urban Communities through Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction in Myanmar
Myanmar
ECHO: EU Children of Peace
Central America
ECHO: Institutionalisation of drought risk management tools and processes in Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras
South America
ECHO: More education, less risk: Strengthening disaster risk reduction and resilience through education in Paraguay, Ecuador and Colombia
Nepal
ECHO: Shelter and Non-Food-Items relief to earthquake affected populations of the West and Central Development regions of Nepal
Nepal
ECHO: Promoting and strengthening school safety in Nepal through operationalizing the Comprehensive School Safety Framework (CSSF)
Cameroon
ECHO: Nigerian Refugees WaSH Assistance: meeting life saving needs and preventing disease in Minawao Camp
Uganda
ECHO: Promoting Education, Protection and Peace for South Sudan refugee boys and girls in Adjumani District
El Salvador
ECHO: A participatory and inclusive approach to resilient communities in La Libertad department
Bangladesh
ECHO: Enhancing inclusive disaster resilience in Bangladesh
Bangladesh
EuropeAid: Creating an enabling environment for young people to claim and access their Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
Ethiopia
EuropeAid: Combatting FGM by campaigning and supporting Community-Based Organisations
Ethiopia
ECHO: Protection of boys and girls displaced by the South Sudanese conflict and those living in host communities
Benin
EuropeAid: Action for the improvement of local governance and citizens' participation in local development
Burkina Faso
EuropeAid: Improved acess to water and sanitation services for women and children
Cambodia
EuropeAid: Promoting Child-Friendly Communities through the Development of a National Child Protection System
Egypt
EuropeAid: Youth engagement and voice
Ghana
EuropeAid: Young voices: Enhancing transformative change, good governance and accountability in maternal health delivery
Guinea Bissau
EuropeAid: Community-Based Action Tackling female genital cutting
Honduras
EuropeAid: Building citizenship for the rights of children and youth
Kenya
EuropeAid: Youth Action for Open Governance and Accountability at County Level through ICTs and Media
Laos
EuropeAid: Building Civil Society from the village up: participation, rights and gender equity for ethnic group adolescents
Liberia
EuropeAid: Light up Our Futures
Malawi
EuropeAid: Peri-Urban Sanitation and Hygiene Project in Mzuzu City
Mali
EuropeAid: Improved living conditions of children and their families thanks to the access to modern and affordable energy services in 30 poor communities
Pakistan
EuropeAid: Provision of access to market-driven training and employment opportunities
Rwanda
EuropeAid: Empowering Youth through an Inclusive Cooperative Movement in Rwanda
Sierra Leone
EuropeAid: Food Poverty Reduction Initiative
Sierra Leone
EuropeAid: Child Survival and Development
Sudan
EuropeAid: Empowering At-Risk Groups to Secure Climate Resilient Livelihoods
Tanzania
EuropeAid: Preventing child marriage and FGM in high risk communities in Tanzania to support girls to realise their rights
Timor Leste
EuropeAid: Creating a Healthy Environment for Children in Rural Communities
Togo
EuropeAid: Promotion of young people's right to sexual and reproductive health
Togo
EuropeAid: Promotion of children's right to water and environmental health
Uganda
EuropeAid: Empowering youth for sustainable livelihoods
Uganda
EuropeAid: Combatting silent violence against younger children in post-conflict districts of Northern Uganda
Ecuador
ECHO: Support to Public Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Coordination Mechanisms in Ecuador
Philippines
ECHO: Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE)
Brazil
EuropeAid: Bridges to the Future: Employment Solutions for vulnerable youth
Cambodia
EuropeAid: Ensuring a brighter future for the most vulnerable children through the promotion of integrated early childhood care and development
Central America
EuropeAid: Young people and civil society united for the defence of their rights
El Salvador
EuropeAid: Youth, civil society and the community working together for the full implementation of sexual and reproductive rights
Tanzania
ECHO: Child protection and hygiene promotion strenghtening for Burundian refugees in Tanzania
Central America
ECHO: Protecting vulnerable groups in disaster preparedness and response through the incorporation of principles of humanitarian protection in Central America
Philippines
ECHO: Emergency Response to populations affected by Typhoon Haiyan
Philippines
ECHO: Restoring Integrity and Resilience of the Internally Displaced Populations in the Philippines
Vietnam
ECHO: Early recovery assistance to Typhoon and flood affected children and their families in Central Vietnam
Vietnam
ECHO: Joint Partnership to support the advancement of the National Community-based Disaster Risk Management programme and the action plan on Disaster Risk Reduction/Climate Change
Uganda
ECHO: Promoting Education, Protection and Peace for South Sudan (PEPPS) refugee boys and girls in Adjumani District, Uganda
Kenya
EuropeAid: VaC- Integrated approaches to child protection against violence in Kenya
Ghana
EuropeAid: Young Voices: enhancing transformative change, good governance and accountability in maternal health delivery
Paraguay
ECHO: Strengthening institutional and community preparedness and coordination capacities for disaster risk reduction
Dominican Republic
ECHO: Mainstreaming resilience and ensuring a timely response to food and nutrition insecurity related to slow onset crisis via the improvement of absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacities, in the Dominican Republic
Paraguay
ECHO: Establishment and maintenance of basic living and sanitary conditions for populations and the most vulnerable groups affected by floods in Nanawa and José Falcon
Tanzania
ECHO: Minimize and mitigate the negative impact of displacement and ensure the protection of vulnerable Burundian refugees in Tanzania
Dominican Republic
ECHO: Strengthening urban resilience through humanitarian protection, shelter and communication in Santo Domingo