The Final Conference and the Fifth Steering Committee meeting of the EU funded Programme for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters in the EaP Countries took place on 28 March 2019 in Albert Borschette Congress Center (CCAB), Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels.
The second phase of the PPRD East Programme was launched in 2014 as a continuation of the Flagship Initiative implementation under the Eastern Partnership with the objective to contribute to peace, stability, security and prosperity of the Eastern Partnership Countries. The Programme aims at contributing to the development of the Partner Countries’ civil protection capacities for disaster prevention, preparedness and response and at bringing the Partner Countries progressively closer to the EU Civil Protection Mechanism while also improving cooperation among themselves.
As the Programme is coming to the end, the main aim of the Final Conference and the 5th Steering Committee meeting was to present the Programme’s achievements and results, and to discuss and further enhance dialogue and cooperation between the Partner Countries, the European Commission and the EU Civil Protection Mechanism Participating States in the area of civil protection and disaster risk management. Each Partner Countries’ delegation gave a 15-minutes presentation on enhanced regional cooperation and cooperation with the European Commission and the EU Civil Protection Mechanism Participating States, and on Programme’s national accomplishments. Ideas and proposals on future cooperation in these fields were also discussed.