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UCPM – Knowledge for Action in Prevention and Preparedness – 2024

UCPM - The Union Civil Protection Mechanism programme aims at strengthening and facilitating the cooperation between the Union and the Member States in the field of civil protection in the event of major natural or man-made disasters.

14 million euro

Appeal framework

Call reference UCPM-2024-KAPP
Program Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM)
Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Civil Protection & Risks Cooperation & Development Education & Training Justice, Security, Defence
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To achieve a higher level of protection against disasters with cross-border impacts or that may affect several Member States by preventing or reducing their potential effects, by fostering a culture of prevention and preparedness, and by improving cooperation and coordination between the civil protection and other relevant stakeholders, their complementarity and interoperability
  • To contribute to building new and developing further existing competencies, skills, knowledge and expertise in civil protection and DRM at individual, organisational and institutional levels, including through dedicated learning and training opportunities
  • To strengthen knowledge partnerships between civil protection and DRM actors, and to support the uptake of scientific outcomes by operational stakeholders
  • To support civil protection organisations and disaster risk management actors in integrating climate adaptation and resilience in their risk assessments, strategies and plans, investments, and overall activities
  • To further contribute to raising preparedness and awareness of citizens, local and regional public entities, businesses and other relevant stakeholders on the risks they face and options for reducing their vulnerability


  • Priority 1: Risk assessments, anticipation, and risk management planning
  • Priority 2: Risk awareness
  • Priority 3: Early warning
  • Priority 4: Wildfire risk management
  • Priority 5: Institutional preparedness
  • Priority 6: Individual capacity strengthening

Among financed activities

  • Full-scale exercice project
  • Deployment of Modules and/or other response capacities
  • CECIS or CECIS Marine Pollution
  • National operational structures

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
  • Initial duration of the action: 24 months
  • Total budget of the call: 14 million euro
  • Budget by topic:
    • Prevention topic: 6 million euro
    • Preparedness topic: 4 million euro
    • Full-scale exercice topic: 4 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 500.000 and 1 million euro
  • Co-financing rate: up 90% of the total eligible costs

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