Improve the preparedness of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism to respond to disaster risks.
Enhance knowledge of effective preparedness and through the EC Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre.
Develop cooperation across countries on challenges in the field of civil protection and/or marine pollution and enhance the awareness of professionals and volunteers.
Complement existing cooperation frameworks/instruments provided by relevant EU macro-regional strategies.
Support a closer partnership between the Union Civil Protection Mechanism and IPA II beneficiaries not participating in the Mechanism or European Neighbourhood Policy countries.
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Actions aimed at enhancing the cooperation with enlargement and Neighbourhood countries through a closer cooperation with the UCPM and its Participating States.
Projects should be complementary and should take stock of achievements of relevant activities undertaken at European level using Union funds. Please check the prevention and preparedness projects' database: http://ec.europa.eu/echo/funding-evaluations/financing-civil-protection-europe/selected-projects_en
The EU response capacity is enhanced through a better pooling of teams, assets and expertise.
Additional response capacities are made available to the European Emergency Response Capacity and the European Medical Corps.
Plans are developed to increase the efficiency of disaster response.
The quality and interoperability of EU response capacities are improved.
Approaches to meet specific civil protection and marine pollution needs and/or challenges at regional and cross border level are assessed, tested and evaluated.
The preparedness of IPA II beneficiaries not participating in the Mechanism or European Neighbourhood Policy country is increased through a closer cooperation with the UCPM and its Participating States.
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