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Union Civil Defence – Prevention Projects – 2023

Civil Protection of the Union - Prevention projects aimed at contributing to the strengthening of cooperation between the MEPC countries and between the MEPC and third countries for the prevention of natural and man-made disasters

15 million euros

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Civil Protection & Risks
Beneficiaries Association & NGO EU & International Organisation Large company (> 250 employees) Local Authority & Affiliated Entity State administration & affiliated entities
Regions Candidate countries, European Union

Countries associated with the Program and countries that are in the process of negotiating an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before the grant is signed are eligible for the grant.

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To contribute to strengthening cooperation among MEPC countries and between MEPC and third countries for the prevention of natural and man-made disasters


  • Priority 1: Risk assessment, anticipation and risk management planning
  • Priority 2: Risk awareness
  • Priority 3: Early warning
  • Priority 4: Forest fire prevention

Among the actions funded

  • Activities to assess and quantify risks and/or prepare risk management plans for risks with a multinational or cross-border impact
  • Proposals to improve the availability of tools and guidelines on risk assessment and risk management planning

Additional Information

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


  • Be legal entities (public or private organisations)
  • Be established in an EU Member State, a State participating in the MEPC, an Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) beneficiary country (except Kosovo) or a country participating in the European Neighbourhood Policy
  • A consortium composed of at least three beneficiaries from a minimum of three different eligible states
  • The project coordinator must be an entity from a Member State/MEPC participant
  • Total budget of the call: 15 million euros
  • Total budget of the topic “UCPM-2023-KAPP-PV”: 7 million euros
  • Grant amount: up to EUR 1 million
  • Co-financing rate: up to 85% of the total eligible costs

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