The ENPI funded PPRD South Programme supports international cooperation for the reinforcement of Civil Protection capacities between the European Union, the Mediterranean and Balkan Partner Countries under the umbrella of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). This Portal highlights Civil Protection issues at stake in the region, country profiles, events, national experiences, and cooperation initiatives.

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PPRD South I National Correspondents Meeting: lowering barriers and developing confidence among the Mediterranean countries

PPRD South I National Correspondents Meeting: lowering barriers and developing confidence among the Mediterranean countries

Thursday, 02 May 2013

On 20 March 2012 the PPRD South National Correspondents gathered in Rome for their 8 th  meeting to report and discuss on the below activities, which took place during the last five months of the PPRD South I Programme:  

The presentation on the results of the PPRD South  I communication test on how to activate the European Mechanism of Civil Protection in case of a Tsunami , which was done on 11 December 2012  has allowed to draw lessons learned for future simulation exercise. First of all, the test showed the importance of having clearer roles and procedures at national at international level to ensure smoother and more targeted delivery of alert messages.

The illustration of the results of the technical assistance action in Tunisia of 5-7 March 2013, on the development of the national civil protection operational room, has opened the way for the Moroccan and Algerian National Correspondents to invite the Tunisian Deputy General Director to visit respectively the new national operational room of t...

eLearning module on better preparedness for environmental emergencies available for PPRD South partners

eLearning module on better preparedness for environmental emergencies available for PPRD South partners

Thursday, 02 May 2013

By taking the three-hour eLearning module “Beyond Response: Better Preparedness for Environmental Emergencies”, disaster risk experts will get an overview on the environm...

Innovative tools and services for the civil protection operational room in Tunisia

Innovative tools and services for the civil protection operational room in Tunisia

Thursday, 02 May 2013

On 5-7 March 2013, three experts in design and management of the civil protection operational rooms from Algeria, France and Italy met in Tunis with officers of the natio...

Preparing children to deal with hazards

Preparing children to deal with hazards

Thursday, 02 May 2013

The important achievements by the Israeli Home Front Command in increasing disaster awareness among children and preparing them to adopt protective behaviors in case of t...

The Arab Spring and Climate Change

The Arab Spring and Climate Change

Thursday, 02 May 2013

"The Arab Spring and Climate Change" is a new publication by the Center for American Progress, the Center for Climate & Security, and the Stimson Center which outlines th...

Early lessons on climate change resilience for the Mediterranean from Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Thursday, 02 May 2013

Like  Mediterranean coastal cities, Cartagena de Indias ’s fortunes and perils have long been tied to the sea. With the release of its adaptation guidelines, the Colombia...

Protecting our Environment from Natural and Man-made Disasters

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

How to prevent environmental emergencies and how to deal with them promptly and effectively is the main focus of the workshop on better preparedness for environmental eme...

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“Extreme weather events are the new norm for the Arab region”

Thursday, 24 January 2013

The consequences of climate change are especially acute in the Arab world - says the recently released World Bank report "Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Cou...

World Economic Forum - Global Risks Report 2013

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

This report, which is based on a yearly Global Risks Perception Survey involving over 1000 experts from industry, government and academia, analyses 50 global risks in ter...

NYTimes video on the risks faced by desert farming in Israel

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Agriculture is one of the most exposed sectors to the impacts of declining water availability. Israeli desert farmers are able to grow fruit and vegetable crops in some o...

Lebanon struck by severe winter storms

Tuesday, 08 January 2013

In the past three days heavy thunderstorms hit Lebanon flooding highways and causing road blocks all over the country. The storm, one of the strongest in Lebanon in 25 ye...

The Israeli Home Front Command announces International Seminar

Tuesday, 08 January 2013

Strengthening international cooperation on crisis management and increasing inter-agency preparedness among First Responders, Military, and Civilian Agencies will be the ...

Video showing recent storm surge in Alexandria, Egypt

Tuesday, 08 January 2013

This video available on Youtube shows how vulnerable the city is to the risk of coastal flooding. This risk is projected to increase in the future due to climate change r...

PPRD South Programme at a Glance

Friday, 21 December 2012

The Euromed PPRD South Programme I is coming to its end. It is time now to measure the progress made and devise the way forward.

Some of the Programme initiatives resulted...

 

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