Partnership and cooperation

Partnership and cooperation

Jun 8, 2017

In our work we work with numerous other non-profit organizations and platforms so that we can provide our assistance even more quickly and efficiently.

People in need is currently a member:

Alliance2015 is a strategic partnership of seven European non-governmental organisations engaged in humanitarian and development activities. We are ACTED, Cesvi, Concern Worldwide, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Hivos, People in Need and Welthungerhilfe. The Spanish organization Ayuda en Acción has also joined Alliance2015 as associate member in September 2018. Our global work is based on European values of human rights, solidarity and tolerance.

Founded in 2000 to strengthen our members’ contribution to the Millennium Development Goals, we work towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We seek to increase our impact on poverty reduction and aid effectiveness, to contribute to communities’ resilience and effective emergency preparedness and response, and to influence development and humanitarian policies in Europe towards this.

Our membership is active in 89 countries, programming €981 million in 2017 alone. We work together to deliver better results, value for money, and increased transparency and accountability. At present we count 39 joint programming initiatives covering 20 countries. This collaboration gives us access to better infrastructure, knowledge sharing, and a greater reach than each would have individually.

Since early 2017, the work of Alliance2015 is supported by an office in Brussels.

FoRS - Czech Forum for Development Cooperation is a platform of Czech non-governmental organizations and other non-profit entities involved in development cooperation, development education and humanitarian assistance. FORS organizations share a common interest in promoting the greater efficiency of Czech and international development cooperation and in enhancing its positive impact on people living in developing and transition countries. The main task of FORS is to represent the common interests of its members and to strengthen cooperation and relationships between state institutions in the Czech Republic and the EU and non-governmental organizations in the field of development cooperation. People in Need actively works with FORS at the level of several working groups.

CONCORD is the European NGO confederation for relief and development. Its members are national platforms (27) and international networks (18), which together with two associate members represent more than 1,800 non-profit organizations from Europe. CONCORD is seated in Brussels and operates as a representative of the non-profit sector in negotiations with EU institutions. As regards the Czech Republic, its CONCORD member is the Czech Forum for Development Cooperation (FORS) and People in Need only sends its representatives to working group meetings.

VOICE is a network of 82 European non-governmental organizations providing humanitarian assistance anywhere in the world. Unlike its members, VOICE does not have its own operations; its mission is to engage its members in advocacy campaigns, to harmonize the positions of its members in matters of humanitarian policy and to facilitate the exchange of information. VOICE, similarly to CONCORD, acts as the main intermediary in discussions between the non-profit sector and the EU on issues of humanitarian assistance and disaster risk reduction and supports the values of its members. People in Need's representative Marek Štys is a member of VOICE's Board of Directors.

Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action has been developed by over 70 stakeholders from States, UN agencies, the international civil society community and global, regional and national organisations of persons with disabilities. By endorsing the Charter, organisations will commit to render humanitarian action inclusive of persons with disabilities, by lifting barriers persons with disabilities are facing in accessing relief, protection and recovery support and ensuring their participation in the development, planning and implementation humanitarian programmes.

International Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is a network of EiE practitioners working for national and international NGOs and UN agencies, ministries of education, donors, students, teachers, and researchers who voluntarily join in the work related to education in emergencies. In order to achieve a minimum level of educational access and quality in emergencies, as well as to ensure the accountability of the workers who provide these services, INEE facilitated a highly consultative process to develop the INEE Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery. In addition, INEE has developed numerous other tools and guidance documents available in the INEE Toolkit.

In August 2017, PIN became a member of The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP), a global partnership of humanitarian actors engaged in policy, practice and research within cash transfer programming (CTP). As such, PIN now plays an active role in a community of practice including over 150 organisations and more than 5,000 individuals in the humanitarian sector, based on learning, knowledge sharing, networking and coordination around the appropriate and timely use of CTP in humanitarian response.

PIN is a member of EISF (European Interagency Security Forum) that is an independent network of security focal points who represent European-based humanitarian NGOs operating internationally. EISF is committed to improving the safety and security of operations and staff, strengthening humanitarian security risk management, to allow greater access to, and impact for, crisis-affected populations.

Author: PIN