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European Union

Trócaire receives funding from the European Union (EU) through a number of different funding sources.

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The EU currently funds Trócaire development programmes through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) and the Development and Cooperation Instrument (DCI).

These are administered by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) and the EU Delegations in the field.

DG DEVCO is in charge of development cooperation policy in a wider framework of international cooperation, adapting to the evolving needs of partner countries.

It is playing a leading role in implementing the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in development policy, and the new European Consensus for Development.

Through the European Commission's Directorate General for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), Trócaire also receives EU support for its humanitarian preparedness and response programmes.

The EU’s humanitarian aid funds relief operations for victims of natural disasters and conflicts outside the European Union.

Aid is provided impartially, directly to people in need, without discrimination of their race, ethnic group, religion, gender, age, nationality or political affiliation.

Trócaire's funding relationship with the EU dates back to 1979 with funding for two projects in Latin America.

Since that time, EU funding has enabled Trócaire to carry out development and humanitarian work in many countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia including Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Liberia, Malawi, Myanmar, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Recent case studies 

The below case studies highlight Disaster Risk Reduction work in Honduras, funded by European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid