Why are we, Humanitarian Designers, writing about the EU? Because “the EU, together with its member countries, is the world’s leading humanitarian aid donor. In 2014, some 121 million people from over 80 countries received help from the EU, amounting to over €1.27 billion. […] As a leading donor, they have implemented goals, principles and procedures for implementing EU humanitarian aid operations.” (Source: EUR-Lex).
The series of articles about the EU will not only talk about the humanitarian side of the EU, but also explain how the EU works and where to apply for a job. Why doing this? Because, we couldn’t find a proper “EU system chart” like the one we shared on our previous article about the UN. We had to do our own research to understand this complex and diverse structure. We gathered so much information that we felt we had to compile it and share it. This come with our own infographic, maybe presenting one of the first complete and detailed EU system chart at the end of the article. So… what is the EU?