In order to continuously improve our work and learn from others through exchange, as well as to share our own experiences, we are a member of the Association of German Development and Humanitarian Aid NGOs (VENRO) and many of the working groups based there. On the European level, we are part of VOICE, the European humanitarian umbrella organisation. In addition, we are a member of the ICVA, a global network of gongovernmental organisations involved in humanitarian aid. Johanniter has also been a member of the Humanitarian Aid Coordinating Committee of the Federal Foreign Office for many years. As a founding member of the Aktion Deutschland Hilft donations alliance, Johanniter joins together with other German relief organisations to call for help during major humanitarian crises. We work closely with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and have a framework partnership agreement with ECHO, the European Community Humanitarian Aid Office.