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.

One of the key elements of the PPRD East 2 Programme is the development and enhancement of Host Nation Support (HNS) arrangements in Partner Countries. Experience from recent disasters, including the forest fires in Georgia 2017, demonstrated that arrangements pre-planned by the disaster stricken country for the reception and employment of incoming assistance contribute greatly […]

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The PPRD East 2 Programme participated in the observer programme at the Field Exercise (FsX) organized on 25-28 September 2018 in Javoriv training area near Lviv by the EU-funded EU-CHEM-REACT Project. The Project aims to assist Ukraine to assess the performance of the new civil protection system, its efficiency and capacity to interoperate with the […]

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The 6 Partner Countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) will benefit from an additional six months support from the PPRD East 2 Programme that has been extended until the end of May 2019 by the European Commission. This 6-months extension will allow to continue working on further development and enhancement of Partner Countries’ […]

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The PPRD East 2 team has been invited to participate in international Kyiv-Warsaw Forum: “Developing cooperation in reducing chemical threats and enhancing chemical safety and security and voluntary fire service”, which was organised by the Centre for Chemical Safety and Security in Warsaw, the Ukrainian Fire and Technological Safety Union, Association of Mayors of Ukraine […]

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The PPRD East 2 team took part in OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe) International Round Table on the Protection of Critical Infrastructure and Furthering Chemical Safety and Security in Eastern Ukraine which was organised by the OSCE Project Coordinator on 16 August in Kyiv, Ukraine. The objective of the Round Table meeting […]

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Responding to Partner Countries’ expressed needs to learn more on how to report Disaster Loss Data (DLD) for monitoring the reduction of disasters’ impact on national economy, as requested by the Sendai Framework and the Sustainable Development Goals, the PPRD East 2 Programme organised the 2nd DLD Regional Workshop. The DLD RW was held on […]

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The Workshop, which was held on 2-6 July 2018 in  Snekkersten, Denmark, focused on the functions and procedures of the On-Site Operations Coordination Centre (OSOCC), including the establishment and functions of a Reception and Departure Centre (RDC) as well as tactical coordination. The workshop also included the use of the Virtual OSOCC (V-OSOCC) and the […]

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The inaugural meeting of the national inter-institutional Flood Risk Management Working Group (WG) of Azerbaijan was scheduled for 13 June 2018 in Baku. The Working Group is led by the Ministry of Emergency Situation and supported by the PPRD East 2 Programme. The organisations that compose the WG are: Water Resources State Agency, Legal Department, […]

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ERRA IT missions, planned to be undertaken to all six Partner Countries within the next 2 months, will focus on providing on-site assistance for the proper maintenance and running of ERRA national platforms – to update on the status of ERRA installations and actively support new or renewed installations, as well as for providing IT […]

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Disaster Risk Assessment (DRA) is a key element of decision and policy-making process. It is a multi-disciplinary process, allowing for the identification, quantification and understanding of the extent and impacts of the risks community is facing. It can be performed at different levels (from local to national and regional), in a multi-purpose framework (urban planning, […]

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