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.

IMG_1449All Partner Countries were represented at a visit to the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) within the premises of DG ECHO, and received a briefing by Mr Juha Auvinen on the functions of the centre.

IMG_1451IMG_1454The following morning, all Partner Countries participated in the High Level Round Table, together with representatives of PPRD South Partner Countries and EU member states, to discuss the future of the EU neighbourhood policy in regard to civil protection. The Round Table was chaired by the DG ECHO Director, Mr Claus Sørensen.

After the conclusion of the Round Table, all Partner Country representatives participated in the formal opening of the Civil Protection Forum under the chairmanship of the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Mr Christos Stylianides.