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UCPM – ECPP Adaptation grant – 2023

UCPM - Adaptation grant aiming at improving European emergency preparedness to COVID-19 and other health related emergencies.

7.1 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Civil Protection & Risks Research & Innovation
Beneficiaries Association & NGO EU & International Organisation Local Authority & Affiliated Entity Research centre & university State administration & affiliated entities
Regions Developing countries, European Economic Area, European Union

Associated countries and countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature are equally eligible to the grant.

Countries eligible to the programme: Click here

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To upgrade or repair Member States’ response capacities to a state of readiness and availability that makes them deployable as part of the ECPP


  • Priority 1 – Provide a response more digital, with the objective of enhancing its performance in UCPM deployments
  • Priority 2 – Provide a response greener, in particular through better waste management, higher energy or resource efficiency and lower reliance on fossil fuels

Among financed actions

  • Activities related to improved autonomy and self-sufficiency of the respective module, TAST or other response capacity
  • Activities related to a faster transportability, e.g. lighter equipment, solutions to reduce volume by new containers and packaging equipment, EU standardised pallets
  • Activities related to enhanced safety and security, e.g. personal protection equipment or other personal equipment
  • Activities related to communication tools, e.g. satellite communication equipment, ICT equipment and relevant applications, radios
  • Activities related to interoperability and enhanced readiness for deployment, e.g. training, including “train the trainers”, in view of enlarged roster of staff, development and translation of standard operating procedures, IT tools for registration of the staff on roster, and individual internal team drills
  • Activities related to communication and EU visibility: please refer to the EU visibility and communication manual for civil protection
  • Activities linked to forming multinational response capacities, e.g. workshops, trainings, development of common methodologies or standards, common standard operating procedures
  • Activities specifically related to the certification process that cannot be covered by or are not undertaken as part of other EU-funded activities, e.g. obligatory training courses that are not available under the UCPM training programme, exercises that are not part of MODEX or other types of exercises co-financed by the UCPM
  • Project management activities, e.g. organisation of events, procurement, capacity monitoring and review, reporting, financial management

Additional information

  • This call is an open call for proposals
  • Initial duration of the action: up to 24 months


  • Be a legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • Be established in one of the eligible countries (EU Member States or UCPM Participing States)
  • Total budget of the call: 7.1 million euro
  • Amount of the grant:
    • Topic 1: 2.8 million euro
    • Topic 2: 4.3 million euro
  • Co-financing rate: up to 75% of the total eligible costs

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