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 conclusion of the Civil Protection Training Programme within PPRD East 2 was the full scale field exercise with the participation of rescue teams from each of the six Partner Countries, as well as civil protection experts from Participating States to the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (Czech Republic, Denmark and Romania), EU Civil Protection Team and […]

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Inaugural meeting of the Working Group on Raising Awareness about Disasters of Belarus

Country’s ability to effectively raise awareness, and to communicate about existing natural hazards, and disaster risks, about the ways how to prevent and mitigate them, how to prepare to respond to disasters, and how to deal with their consequences is one of the key and crucial preconditions for the overall success of disaster risk reduction […]

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Inaugural meeting of Civil Protection Volunteerism Working Group in Belarus

Following the assessments undertaken within the PPRD East 2 Programme in 2015 on volunteerism in civil protection and disaster risk management, sets of recommendations were developed for all six Partner Countries. Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine agreed to further address volunteerism in disaster risk management within the Programme, as one of their main priorities for the […]

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First Inter-Ministerial Working Group meeting on Disaster Loss Data in Moldova

Systematic collection and recording of Disaster Loss Data (DLD) is an essential practice for documenting trends and spatial distribution of disaster impacts, for communicating aggregate statistics and for disaster forensics and risk modelling. The establishment of standardized loss database at national level allows the harmonization of the loss data and will provide a clear reference […]

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Study Tour on Civil Protection Volunteerism

In order to provide insight on EU good practices and access to key legal documents on Civil Protection volunteerism in EU Member States, the PPRD East 2 Programme organised between 11 and 16 September 2016 a Study Tour for members of the Partner Countries’ national working groups that were established to draft and develop national […]

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Within the planned Civil Protection Training Programme, two Operational Management Training courses (OPM 1 and OPM 2) were conducted at the Danish Emergency Management Staff College in Snekkersten (close to Elsinore), Denmark. The first course took place from 01 to 06 May, 2016, and the second course took place from 26 June to 01 July, […]

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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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