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Prevention in civil protection and marine pollution - UCPM-2018-PP-PREV-AG
Deadline: Apr 25, 2018  

 Capacity Building
 Humanitarian Aid
 Aid to Refugees
 EU Aid Volunteers
 Climate Sciences
 Public Safety

Specific Challenge:

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 promoting the linkages between multi-hazard assessments of risks, including from climate change, risk management capabilities assessments with risk management, preparedness and response planning.

2. Projects supporting the development of disaster risk reduction strategies, taking into account climate change adaptation.

3. Projects supporting risk awareness and risk communication with a focus on border regions, cross-border and regional dimensions.

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:

Expected Impact:

  1. Improved cooperation, exchange of good practices and support for capacity building in prevention actions outlined in Chapter 2 of Decision No 1313/2013/EU (including risk assessment, risk management planning, risk prevention measures).
  2. Improved links between relevant actors and policies throughout the disaster management cycle (prevention – preparedness – response - recovery), and with relevant actors and policies beyond, e.g. climate change adaptation policies;
  3. Improved cross border and macro regional cooperation in disaster prevention;
  4. Improved knowledge base on disaster risks and disaster prevention policies, and raising awareness of disaster prevention which would also contribute to better understanding of and adapting to the future impacts of climate change;

Contributing to the implementation of the Sendai international framework for disaster risk reduction and to the support of the EC Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre.

For more information about EU disaster risk management policies:


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