In addition, the function of the pen agency is defined as a temporary response to a particular emergency. The complementary measures also mention various measures aimed at promoting a better knowledge of the agreement within the movement itself. They call on the ICRC and the association to design training modules for the agreement, with the participation of national societies, and invite all components to provide training for staff and volunteers. This showed that the Seville agreement was flexible. A consistent approach by the Agency would have ignored the realities. In close collaboration with the Russian Red Cross, the Federation and the ICRC have continued to operate in the country since the signing of the agreement. The Seville Agreement organizes the movement`s international activities on the basis of two new concepts: leadership and the management agency: the ICRC and the Federation have always worked closely with the National Society in every emergency. But, for the first time, Seville has explicitly accepted national companies in an operational agreement. Psychologically, this was important because it helped to find a better balance between the different roles and to encourage participants to recognize the abilities of others. In the opinion of some leaders of the National Society and the President of the Federation, the practical involvement of companies in operations under the seville agreement should be further emphasized.
5.6.1 In situations where the needs of victims do not require an international assistance operation under the direction of a leading agency, a national society that provides direct assistance to the society of the country affected by conflict or disaster immediately informs the ICRC or the Federation. 9.2.2 The ICRC plays a leading role in maintaining and disseminating the basic principles. The Federation and the ICRC cooperate in the dissemination of these principles among national societies. National societies play a key role in maintaining and disseminating fundamental principles in their own countries. The agreement applies to the international assistance and development activities of the national red cross and Red Crescent societies, their International Federation and the ICRC (see Article 1). It includes activities carried out by national societies themselves without the involvement of the ICRC or the Federation, but does not apply to the work of national societies on the national front (blood banks, municipal health services, social programmes, etc.). 5.2. During the transition from a crisis situation to a normal situation through recovery and rehabilitation, coordination mechanisms and agreements between the elements involved in the operation are generally maintained. Implicitly in the statutes of the movement are two organizational concepts that are defined in this agreement as “the leadership role” and “the leading agency”. This document aims to improve the implementation and understanding of the Seville Agreement.
It concerns parts of the Seville agreement that may not be explicit enough and therefore give way to different interpretations. The aim is to guide the users of the Seville Agreement in areas where improvements are needed: roles and responsibilities and understanding of the concept of the pen agency, coordination, problem solving and improved knowledge of the agreement.