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.

This third issue of our newsletter focuses on the results the PPRD East 2 Flagship Initiative has achieved at mid-term of its implementation. We have decided to cross-interview the manager of the Programme, Mr Jean-François Moret, and the Steering Committee members of each of the six PPRD East 2 Partner Countries: this way, we propose a wide overview of where the project stands today, but as well opinions, comments and suggestions on how we could make together the best possible use of the remaining time and resources before the Programme ends in November 2018.

An important part of the Programme deals with the strengthening of civil protection capacities of the Partner Countries. For that purpose, a series of training courses and table-top exercises were arranged during 2015-2017 and the final test of the programme is the conduct of a full-scale field exercise, named EU MOLDEX 2017, in September 2017 near Chisinau, Moldova.