Second Community action programme
This programme is designed to support and supplement the Member States' efforts at national, regional and local level to protect people, property and the environment in the event of natural and technological disasters. The aim is also to facilitate cooperation, exchange of experience and mutual assistance between Member States in this field.
On 19 December 1997 the Community launched the first Community action programme to promote civil protection, covering the years 1998 and 1999. This Decision outlines the way the Community action programme is to be pursued during the period from 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2004. Decision 2005/12/EC prolongs the action programme until 31 December 2006.
The new programme will be implemented by a three-year rolling plan, to be reviewed annually, specifying the various actions to be undertaken in close cooperation with the national, regional and local authorities.
The programme should contribute to five aims:
- preventing risks and damage to persons, the environment and property in the event of natural and technological disasters;
- increasing the degree of preparedness of those involved in civil protection in the Member States;
- detecting and studying causes of disasters;
- improving methods of response and rehabilitation after emergencies;
- public information, education and awareness.
The Decision provides for the setting up of an advisory committee composed of representatives of the Member States and chaired by the Commission to assist the Commission in the implementation of the programme.
The Community's contribution to the various projects and the annual budget planned for the various categories of actions (EUR 7.5 million in total) are set out in the Annex to the Decision.
The Commission will report to the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation of the programme by 30 September 2002 and 31 March 2004 at the latest.
|Act||Entry into force||Deadline for transposition in the Member States||Official Journal|
|Decision 1999/847/EC||Effective date: 01.01.2000|
Date of entry into force: 16.12.1999
|-||Official Journal L 327 of 21.12.1999|
|Amending act(s)||Entry into force||Deadline for transposition in the Member States||Official Journal|
|Decision 2005/12/EC||01.01.2005||-||OJ L 6 of 08.01.2005|