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Sectors: Environment, Humanitarian, Justice - Security, Local development, Public Management, Research, Town planning

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Agencies Chambers, Banks, Corporations, Development NGOs, Federations Unions, International Organisation, Investment Funds, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Schools, SMEs, Training centres, Universities

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

Category: Call for Proposals


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Additional info regions:

Eligible third countries:
* EEA countries: Iceland, Norway
* IPA II countries participating to the UCPM programme (internal budget): Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey
* IPA II countries not participating to the UCPM programme (external budget): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo
* ENI countries (East and South)


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WE funding – UPCM – Enhance…
Funds for: Enhancing prevention of natural disasters linked with climate change
Main beneficiaries: Public and private entities

Responsible: European Commission


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Funds for: Enhancing prevention of natural disasters linked with climate change
Main beneficiaries: Public and private entities

Priorities and funded actions:

* Strengthen resilience to climate change impacts in Europe and its Neighbourhoods;
* Foster, including through this Call for Proposals, coherence and synergies between the climate change adaptation and disaster management/civil protection agendas;
* Integrate climate change impacts into disaster risk assessments and disaster risk management policy through innovative solutions

* Integration of climate projections into disaster risk management: 
– Take proper consideration of the projected impacts of climate change over the next few decades on the planning for disaster risk management;
– Incorporate climate change scenarios into risk assessments, which underpin all strategies for disaster risk reduction and preparedness;
– Assess the cascading effects and interaction of climate change-related risks in a multi-hazard risk assessment;
– Turn the available data into a type of information that can inform decision-making
* Development of climate-resilient infrastructures:
– Incorporating nature- or ecosystem-based solutions is encouraged given their cost-effectiveness and multiple co-benefits of these approaches;
– Integrate climate-resilience information in the development/retrofitting of public infrastructure

Among financed actions
* For priority 1:
– Risk assessments taking into account climate change impacts (10-20 years);
– Definition of workflow and procedures for the management (including collection, validation and analysis) of disaster loss data;
– Development of strategies and/or action plans for cross-border disaster risk management integrating projected climate change impacts;
– Development of macro-regional/national/regional risk assessments integrating climate change projections (including Na-Tech risks, cascading effects, etc.)
* For priority 2:
– Development of methodologies to assess the vulnerability of critical infrastructure to climate-related hazards;
– The realisation of assessments of vulnerable infrastructure (including natural and cultural heritage assets) in areas at high risk to climate hazards;
– Development of proposals for investment projects aiming to retrofit (including building back better) public infrastructure and make it climate resilient;
– The realisation of preliminary studies (including cost-benefit analyses) for risk reduction structural investments (including consideration of ecosystem-based approaches)

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the project: Up to 24 months

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person;
– Be: a private entity, a public entity, an international organisation;
– Be established on the territory of an eligible country

– Support from the competent national civil protection authority (or maritime authority for projects focusing on marine pollution) of each country which will benefit from the action must be demonstrated

– Internal budget: projects targeting Participating States in the UCPM;
– External budget: projects targeting the Enlargement countries not participating in the Mechanism and European Neighbourhood Policy countries;

– Under the internal budget: project candidate should involve at least three entities from three different Participating States or international organisations in cooperation with entities from the Participating States;
– Under the internal budget: International organisations cannot act as lead consortium partner;

– Under the external budget: project candidate should involve at least three entities from three different eligible countries
– Under the external budget: each partnership must include at least one entity from a Participating State