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 4th Steering Committee (SC) meeting was held on 26 October 2018 in Brussels. Achievements of the Programme since its beginning as well as the activities planned to be implemented till the end of the Programme (May 2019) were discussed with the Steering Committee members, representatives of the European Commission and EU Members States.

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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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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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Within a series of consultative meetings, a team of experts from PPRD East 2 visited Baku to discuss lessons learnt from the civil protection training programme, table-top exercises, and the full-scale field exercise EU MOLDEX 2017. The Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan confirmed that the exercises had provided excellent learning opportunities […]

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Third National Advisory Group Meeting

On 10 November 2016, the third National Advisory Group (NAG) meeting was held in Azerbaijan within the framework of the EU funded Programme for Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters in the Eastern Partnership Countries (PPRD East 2). The purpose of the meeting was to present activities and achievements of PPRD East […]

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Second National Advisory Group Meeting

The second meeting of the Azerbaijani National Advisory Group was organised on 1-3 March 2016 in Baku. The objectives of the 3-day meeting were to provide an overview on the achievements of the PPRD East 2 Programme in 2015, and to present and elaborate the draft updated Country Profile of Azerbaijan. In addition, the National Advisory […]

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National Table-Top Exercise on Host Nation Support

What are the roles and tasks of national authorities when a country needs to ask for international assistance to support the national response mechanism to deal with the consequences of a major disaster (earthquake, floods, landslide, etc.)? How to ensure an effective reception, deployment and utilisation of international relief teams when they arrive to the […]

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With an aim to provide support for the improvement of Partner Countries’ legislative frameworks and inter-institutional arrangements and to update the Country Profiles of all six Partner Countries, short follow-up assessment missions have been conducted during the period of June to July 2015. The very initial mapping of Partner Countries needs, priorities and interests has been […]

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