The European Civil Protection Forum is the largest recurring public event on European cooperation in the field of civil protection and is organised every two years by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.
The event brings together the European civil protection community to take stock of common achievements in the disaster risk management field, share best practices and ideas, and discuss ways of addressing new challenges together.
The Forum is also an important tool for strengthening cooperation with international partners and the European Neighbourhood.
The Civil Protection Forum 2018 will build on four policy areas:
- strengthening preparedness
- simplifying response
- scaling up prevention
- fostering resilience in Europe's neighbourhood