The present call for proposals aims at funding projects in the area of prevention, preparedness and awareness-raising in civil protection and marine pollution.
The term prevention refers to any action aimed at reducing risks or mitigating adverse consequences of disasters for people, the environment and property, including cultural heritage.
The Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) aims at achieving a higher level of protection and resilience against disasters by preventing or reducing their potential effects, by fostering a culture of prevention and by improving cooperation among civil protection actors as well as with other relevant services.
To enhance prevention, the UCPM focuses on improving the knowledge base, promoting risk assessments and risk management planning as well as risk management capability assessments. Prevention is also linked to other policy fields, such as climate change adaptation. Various Union funds and policies support sustainable disaster prevention
Support and complement the efforts of Member States in the field of disaster prevention, focusing on areas where cooperation provides added value and complement existing cooperation frameworks/instruments provided by relevant EU macro-regional strategies.
Support the IPA II beneficiaries and the European Neighbourhood Policy countries in the field of disaster prevention and improve their cooperation with the Mechanism and its Participating States.
1. Projects focusing on improving urban resilience by addressing cascade effects and the resilience of urban infrastructure.
2. Projects with the objective of implementing multi-hazard assessments of risks, risk management capabilities assessments, risk management planning and risk awareness campaigns, with a particular focus on cross-border and regional dimensions.
3. Pilot and demonstration projects aiming to gather, record and share disaster loss data at all levels of government, taking into account loss data guidance prepared by the EU expert group on disaster damage loss data and Sendai Framework indicators.
Projects should be complementary and take stock of and build upon prior achievements in the field, including disaster risk reduction actions. Please check the prevention and preparedness projects' database: http://ec.europa.eu/echo/funding-evaluations/financing-civil-protection-europe/selected-projects_en
TYPE OF ACTIVITIES WHICH CAN BE FINANCED UNDER THIS CALL
EXPECTED OUTCOMES AND RESULTS
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Art. 4(4) of Decision 1313/2013.