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.

The first of a series of consultative meetings on lessons learnt took place in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 17-18 April 2018. The meeting discussed the implementation of lessons learnt from the Regional Table-Top Exercise in March 2017, and the full-scale field exercise EU MOLDEX 2017 in September 2017. The meetings confirmed that several lessons from the exercises had been included in the draft new Law on Civil Protection in Georgia. At the request of the Emergency Management Service (EMS) of Georgia, the team trainer for Georgia, Mr Martin Thomsen of the Danish Emergency Management Agency, used the opportunity to explain the organisation of training of non-military conscripts for emergency fire- and rescue service.