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Sectors: Environment, Information, Public Management, Social Affairs, Town planning

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Corporations, Development NGOs, Federations Unions, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, SMEs, Training centres

Regions: Candidate countries, European Union, Mediterranean countries, New Independant States

Category: Call for proposals

Additional info regions:

Candidate countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Serbia and Turkey
New independant countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova
Balkans: Ukraine
Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.


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Responsible: European Commission


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This call for proposals aims to facilitate coordination in the field of civil protection in order to improve the effectiveness of systems for preventing, preparing for and responding to natural and man-made disasters.

Priorities and funded actions:

– Create better prerequisites for, and improve preparedness
– To enhance awareness of, civil protection and/or marine pollution professionals and volunteers
– Support and complement the efforts of the Participating States for the protection of citizens
– Exchange of information, experience, good practice


– Action-oriented projects focusing on “risk-proofing” of public and/or private investments
– Pilot and demonstration projects with replication capacity focusing on urban resilience to disasters
– Technical cooperation projects with the objective of implementing at all levels of government methodologies aiming at developing multi-hazard assessments of risks and risk management capabilities and risk management planning, including cross border dimension

Among financed actions
– To develop new prevention or disaster risk management approaches
– To design tools to link prevention measures to preparedness and response needs and to integrate disaster risk management considerations into planning and other policies
– To develop general principles and guidelines relating to hazards with potentially serious impact on human, environmental and economic situations
– Transnational cooperation
– Exchange of best practices


– Improving cross border civil protection and marine pollution cooperation, including regional cooperation, regarding interoperability and preparedness
– Enhancing operational cooperation in the framework of the Mechanism
– Actions aimed at increasing the countries’ preparedness for reception of international assistance in the context of the EU Host Nation Support Guidelines

Among financed actions
– Exercices and simulation modules
– Organize psychological support to potential victimes
– Preparation of psychological support to victims