Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters in the Eastern Partnership Countries

EU-funded Flagship Initiative increasing disaster risk management capacities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

During the months of January and February, 2015, the Team Leader and the Civil Protection Key Expert visited the capitals of the six Partner Countries and met with the main stakeholders: the civil protection / emergency management authorities, the authorities responsible for flood prevention and risk assessment, and, where possible, representatives of the EU office in-country, and representatives of the national Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies and NGOs. The purpose of these meetings was to raise awareness of the initiation of the PPRD East 2 Programme, and to encourage close cooperation in the further development of the Work Plan and its activities.