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.

As a first step in the planning of the large scale field exercise to be held in September 2017, a Lessons Learnt Workshop was convened in Minsk on 27-28 September 2016. The workshop intended to bring together the designated exercise planners and experts in the field of lessons learnt from the Partner Countries and EU. The Workshop heard a key-note address on lessons from the international response to the floods in Serbia in May 2014 and discuss the EU methodology for lessons learnt. The Workshop was also the first opportunity to exchange views on the kind of teams that could participate in the large scale field exercise in 2017.