Our contacts with certain governmental and non-governmental organizations extend beyond the borders: since the foundation we have been working together with numerous foreign organizations in relief activities. The rich experiences gained through cooperation and the contacts established are great help in coordination related to various programs and in the effective and coordinated responses.
The European Union
Our partner in international development – in case of disasters we, as the only Hungarian aid agency, work in cooperation with ECHO, the Humanitarian Directorate-General of the EU.
In 2003 HIA, as the first Hungarian organization concluded a framework agreement with ECHO, the EU’s body responsible for humanitarian assistance. This allowed us to implement humanitarian actions with the support of the European Union. In addition, financed by EuropeAid – coordinating body of the EU for development issues – and in frame of cooperation with UN agencies several national and international humanitarian and development programs were implemented.
ACT Alliance – Geneva
We are members of the world’s largest humanitarian alliance of church-based organizations.
Almost from the very first moment of its foundation we have been closely cooperating with ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together) which one of the largest international organizations comprising church-related aid organizations. In the bond of ACT – as the only Hungarian member – we have undertaken active role in numerous international humanitarian and development programs.
ACT Alliance EU – Brussels
In cooperation with European aid agencies.
Formerly known as APRODEV, ACT Aliiance EU is intended to promote cooperation of WCC-related European aid organizations; at the moment 14 organizations are working together with the help of ACT Alliance EU.
Its tasks are defined as follows:
Exerting influence on decision-making of the institutions of the European Union dealing with North-South issues for the sake of fair and equitable treatment and elimination of poverty. Facilitating its partner organizations’ and the ecumenical family’s contacts with the EU institutions and also the EU-related information sharing and exchange of experiences.
EURODIACONIA – Brussels
Advocacy on EU level.
EURODIACONIA is an ecumenical alliance of European churches and NGOs working both on national and international levels. Its members are characterized by Christian faith rooted in the traditions of Reformed, Anglican and Orthodox churches. The organization brings together diaconal and social institutions and church communities; furthermore, it also cooperates with civil members of society.