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Update on tenders and calls-for-proposals in EU security (19/07/2017)

1. Multiple framework contract for services related to evaluation and impact assessment of the European Commission’s humanitarian aid and civil protection activities The framework contract will cover all kinds of evaluation-related studies (prospective, retrospective, real-time, ‘ex ante’ (prospective) impact assessments, or any combination of them), referring to ECHO’s activities, including the development of related methodological…

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