The solidarity fund of the European Union has been mobilized following the flooding in Bavaria last spring

October 17, 2016

Hat: The Commission has proposed mobilising aid worth €31.5 million from the EU Solidarity Fund following the floods of the Spring 2016 in Bavaria.

Funding Scheme: 2016-10-17

Pgm2014 2020: Yes


The European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) was set up to respond to major natural disasters and express European solidarity to disaster-stricken regions within Europe.


In May and June 2016, the region of Niederbayern (Lower Bavaria) in Germany was affected by heavy spells of rainfall triggering rivers to burst their banks and flooding in several villages. The disaster caused damage to public infrastructures and buildings, private homes, businesses and farmlands.

The proposed aid from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) of €31.5 million is intended to help restore essential infrastructures, reimburse the cost of emergency measures and cover the costs of some of the clean-up operations.

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