In Europe, the catastrophic accident in the Italian town of Seveso in 1976 prompted the adoption of legislation on the prevention and control of major accidents involving dangerous substances. The so-called SEVESO Directive (Directive 82/501/EEC) was gradually amended in view of integrating:
Under the revised EU civil protection legislation, the Member States agreed that systematically collected, comparable and robust disaster damage and loss data are an essential element of the risk assessment and management processes.
On 15-16 March 2016, experts from the State Emergency Service and a number of other government services gathered in the Ukrainian Research Institute of Civil Protection for an exercise funded by the EU.
PPRD East 2 Programme is organising a series of national and regional Table Top Exercises (TTX) to promote the integration of the EU Host Nation Support Guidelines into the national civil protection system and to enhance inter-institutional cooperation with regards to requesting civil protection
According to Priority Action 2 of the Hyogo Framework for Action – “Identify, assess and monitor disaster risks and enhance early warning” – the starting point for reducing disaster risk and for promoting a culture of disaster resilience lies in the knowledge of the hazards and of the physical, s
In a disaster relief situation, how do national authorities negotiate and deal with international actors to maximise the response impact? A two-day simulation exercise took place in Yerevan on 17-18 May.
What are the roles and tasks of national authorities when a country needs to ask for international assistance to support the national response mechanism to deal with the consequences of a major disaster (earthquake, floods, landslide, etc.)?