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.

Also, in Moldova, the team of experts from PPRD East 2 Programme conducted on 23-24 May 2018 a consultative meeting to discuss implementation of lessons learnt from the participation in the Regional Table-Top Exercise in March 2017 and the full-scale field exercise EU MOLDEX 2017 in September 2017. Having been the host nation for the exercise, Moldova had worked hard on providing Host Nation Support (HNS) and had implemented new Standing Operating Procedures for HNS based on the lessons learnt from the exercise. Moldova also prepared draft of a new legislation to ensure that rescue teams from foreign countries could enter the country without being charged for customs fees, not only in case of real disasters, but also for the purpose of participating in international disaster relief exercises.