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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North Atlantic and Mediterrenean tsunami warning system put to the test

North Atlantic and Mediterrenean tsunami warning system put to the test

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

A simulated tsunami will strike the western and eastern coasts of the Mediterranean Sea and the North East Atlantic shoreline on 27 and 28 November, to test the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System for the North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and connected seas. The exercise, named NEAMWave12, is organized under the umbrella of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

NEAMWave12 foresees four earthquakes that provoke tsunamis impacting the shores of the Mediterranean and North Atlantic. Nineteen of the 39** States that are part of the region’s Early Warning and Mitigation System will take part in the exercise: Cape Verde, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Turkey. The purpose is to test communication systems that pick up warning signals and, in some countries, the ability of civil protection services to handle such threats.

Four organizations will be in charg...

New European Commission civil protection initiative in Euro-Mediterranean region

New European Commission civil protection initiative in Euro-Mediterranean region

Monday, 12 November 2012

The European Commission announced on 8 November the launching of a new civil protection programme in the Mediterranean region, building on the achievements of the success...

OUR WORK IS NEVER OVER

OUR WORK IS NEVER OVER

Monday, 12 November 2012

PPRD South video produced for the High-level Conference and Steering Committee on Reinforcing Civil Protection Services and Fostering Institutional Co-operation and Dialo...

The future prospects for Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation in the field of Civil Protection

The future prospects for Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation in the field of Civil Protection

Monday, 12 November 2012

Speech by Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, at the  High-level Conference  and Steering Committee on "Reinforcing Civil Protect...

Reinforcing Civil Protection and Fostering Co-operation and Dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

Reinforcing Civil Protection and Fostering Co-operation and Dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

Monday, 12 November 2012

Speech by Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, at the  High-level Conference  and Steering Com...

Protecting Mediterranean cities from the risk of disasters

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

29 representatives of the national civil protection authorities and important municipalities of the PPRD South Programme Partner Countries are meeting in Lisbon, Portugal...

Mediterranean port cities and their populations face increasing challenges

Monday, 01 October 2012

14 Mediterranean port cities with more than 1 million inhabitants are at increasing risk from severe storm-surge flooding, rising and warming sea and local land subsidenc...

EU training prepares Mediterranean crisis management teams to work together in case of disaster

Friday, 28 September 2012

20 emergency management officers from the Mediterranean Civil Protection Authorities will gather in Rabat, Morocco, from 1 to 4 October 2012 to focus on the importance of...

New Civil Protection and Civil Defence Directors General appointed in Tunisia and Egypt

Monday, 01 October 2012

On 20 June 2012, General Chokri Ben Jannet was nominated  Director General of the Tunisian National Civil Protection Office. General Ben Jannet has been working for more ...

UN report indicates climate change as key challenge for Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Cities

Monday, 01 October 2012

The recently published UN-HABITAT State of Arab Cities 2012 indicates climate change induced extreme weather and sea level rise as key challenges for Southern and Eastern...

‘Multi-risk’ index could give much better result than the simple aggregation of single risk indexes, EU project highlights

Monday, 01 October 2012

Assessing the potential impact of catastrophic events requires innovative approaches to compare the different existing hazards and account for all possible cascade events...

Online Training on Multi-Hazard risk assessment

Monday, 01 October 2012

As part of the capacity-building activities of the United Nations University – ITC Center on Spatial Analysis for Disaster Risk Management (UNU-ITC DRM) the Faculty of Ge...

PPRD South Technical Assistance to Turkey on Risk Assessment and Mapping

Monday, 01 October 2012

The PPRD South Exchange of Experts on “the EU & UN experiences and tools for risk assessment and mapping” organized in Rome and Milan in July 2012 addressed also the  req...

ITHACA: geomatic tools and services for disaster management

Monday, 01 October 2012

The PPRD South Exchange of Experts on “EU & UN experiences and tools for risk assessment and mapping” brought together various field experts to discuss recent development...

 

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