Alliance2015 was originally established to strengthen its members’ contribution to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In line with the new framework provided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Alliance2015 members seek to increase their 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.

Specific Alliance2015 objectives and strategy:

  • Develop and implement joint projects and programmes, including larger-scale programmes that are beyond the capacity of any one partner.
  • Coordinate and cooperate on emergency response operations.
  • Share best practice in programming and develop higher standards.
  • Implement joint advocacy work and joint public campaigns.
  • Avoid duplication and ensure optimum use of resources by working in the most flexible and practical manner possible.

In 2013, Alliance2015 launched its new strategy, focusing on development programming, emergency response and advocacy work.

Emergency and disaster relief has become a major strength of Alliance2015 with members responding quickly, effectively and creatively to address the basic needs of affected populations. Collectively, the members offer expertise in nutrition, water and sanitation, education and social needs, shelter, non-food items, food security and health.

The organisations involved share information and contextual analysis, consider joint assessments and programming where possible, or support the work of one another with financial means and/or specialised staff.

Alliance2015 members learn from each other’s best practices and have developed common tools for assessment and effective response.