Who we are

 

The aim of the eu can aid! Association is to awaken, foster and make manifest in the form of tangible action the solidarity of the staff of the Institutions of the European Union with people suffering as a result of the imbalance between the rich and the poor countries. The Association calls on the generosity of the staff through members' subscriptions and occasional donations from their colleagues in order to finance micro-projects in the countries of the South. These micro-projects enable local communities to take charge of their own development by improving their living conditions, both sustainably and with respect for the environment. Today, eu can aid! has around 600 members and at least the same number of occasional donors, mainly belonging to the staff of the European Institutions. Since its creation in 1968, eu can aid! has supported over 800 projects in more than 65 countries, covering fields as diverse as agriculture, food, trade in goods and services, micro-credit, professional and vocational training and, generally speaking, the improvement of living conditions. eu can aid! keeps a close eye on where its funds go and ensures the follow-up of projects financed. Thanks to the voluntary work of its members and the logistical support it receives from the European Institutions, eu can aid! manages to keep its administrative costs down to roughly 1% of its annual budget.

 

A picture from one of the latest projects we supported: 2 women associations in Ecuador (canton Pedro Moncayo) rece… https://t.co/hGjsSphJ5G
At the end of 2019, we supported a group of 125 disadvantaged women by providing the NGO ASEP (Benin) with a manioc… https://t.co/Gzyl082d1H
Compte tenu de la propagation du coronavirus, nos volontaires travaillent uniquement à distance avec accès limité à… https://t.co/I60W0heavh
Given the spread of coronavirus and as a precautionary measure, our volunteers work remotely only w/ limited access… https://t.co/pK30yWTfwp
We supported the organisation Concord Trust to finance the drilling of boreholes and the construction of water tank… https://t.co/jwDMoZAsHP
EUCanAid a aidé l’association congolaise OED (Oeuvres pour l’enfance défavorisée) à financer la construction d’une… https://t.co/02C5h4i8Ay
EUCANAID contributed with €7700 to build two community boreholes for clean drinking water and garden irrigation in… https://t.co/mvaxJoUOQM
EU Can Aid wishes you all a great holiday time and a happy 2020!🥂 🎄 https://t.co/PgHhey1dTr
L'ONG CADPHEF - International a reçu un financement de EUR 4,580 auprès d’EU CAN AID. L' objectif du projet est de… https://t.co/Srdl9A46o3
In May 2019 Karusandara Union of Women Association - Uganda - received € 6300 from ECA to help train its members i… https://t.co/itQt8cM4M4
Great example of the multiplier effect of such projects: not only the people directly involved are doing better, bu… https://t.co/ZNotRiZhyn
EUCanAid funded project in RDC for the installation of a mini station for coffee treatment and storage was a great… https://t.co/Ghu7xO5prB
Last year, a local committee of villagers asked us to co-finance the construction of a school in Koupéla (Burkina F… https://t.co/3Tx8I868Sd
In India, we donated 5.500 € to sustain income generation for the malayali tribal women of Jamunamarathur Hills thr… https://t.co/alGMf2a5LW
In a village in DRC we donated around 3k € to help local farmers to improve their techniques and skills to transfor… https://t.co/eSaHWL1JFk
And we are back at work after the Summer break, with some news on our projects...in the following tweets 😉 keep reading!
A testimonial from one of the beneficiaries of our programme in Rwanda! https://t.co/NO6lGI1lsQ
Mr. Pierre Defraigne is now speaking about development aid & geopolitic responsibility in EU 🇪🇺🌍