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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Education - Training, Environment, Humanitarian, Information, Public Management, Research

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Corporations, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, SMEs, Universities

Regions: Balkans, Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Mediterranean countries, New Independant States

Category: Call for proposals

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WE funding – UCPM – Prevention…
Funds for: Prepareding the Union Civil Protection Mechanism to respond to disaster risks
Main beneficiaries: Private and public bodies
Other topic: Achieving a higher level of protection and resilience against disasters by preventing or reducing their potential effects

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Improve the preparedness of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism to respond to disaster risks
Main beneficiaries: Private and public bodies, international organisations

Priorities and funded actions:

There are two policy areas: Prevention and preparedness

Objectives

Prevention:
– Support and complement the efforts of Member States in the field of disaster prevention, focusing on areas where cooperation provides added value and complement existing cooperation frameworks/instruments provided by relevant EU macro-regional strategies;
– Support the IPA II beneficiaries and the European Neighbourhood Policy countries in the field of disaster prevention and improve their cooperation with the Mechanism and its Participating States

Preparedness:
– Improve the preparedness of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism to respond to disaster risks;
– Enhance knowledge of effective preparedness and through the European Commission Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre;
– Develop cooperation across countries on challenges in the field of civil protection and/or marine pollution and enhance the awareness of professionals and volunteers;
– Complement existing cooperation frameworks/instruments provided by relevant EU macro-regional strategies;
– Support a closer partnership between the Union Civil Protection Mechanism and IPA II beneficiaries not participating in the Mechanism or European Neighbourhood Policy countries

Priorities
Prevention:
– Promoting the linkages between multi-hazard assessments of risks, including from climate change, risk management capabilities assessments with risk management, preparedness and response planning;
– Supporting the development of disaster risk reduction strategies, taking into account climate change adaptation;
– Supporting risk awareness and risk communication with a focus on border regions, cross-border and regional dimensions

Preparedness:
– Increasing the countries’ preparedness for receiving international assistance in the context of the EU Host Nation Support Guidelines;
– Improving trans-border and macro regional cooperation in disaster preparedness, including enhancing support to Participating States in awareness-raising, public information (e.g. risk awareness), knowledge dissemination and education (e.g. self-resilience);
– Enhancing cooperation between civil protection and humanitarian aid actors

Among financed actions
Prevention:
– Projects aimed at studying, designing, developing, testing and implementing new prevention or disaster risk management approaches, or at evaluating and/or improving existing ones;
– Projects in the area of prevention and risk management aimed at concrete improvements and innovation thanks to transnational cooperation

Preparedness:
– Cooperation projects and studies, which may include small scale exercises and training aimed at specific complementary improvements and innovation; 
– Activities that increase cooperation to strengthen CBRN (Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) security (including terrorism related), in line with the Action Plan adopted by the EC to enhance preparedness against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear security risks
– Supporting/developing innovative solutions for civil protection activities, encouraging public/private partnerships