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Prevention, Preparedness and Response workshop
The Czech Presidency of the EU Council, with the support of ECHO, organised a workshop on “Prevention, Preparedness and Response to long-term emergencies” on 20-21 July 2022.
News4 October 2022Czech Presidency
World Maritime Day
World Maritime Day: fighting marine pollution
World Maritime Day is on 29 September 2022. An overview of EU activities in the fight to reduce the impact of sea pollution emergencies.
Stories29 September 2022World Maritime Day
MODEX exercise in Austria for search and rescue
Teams from five countries tested their ability to work together in the event of a major earthquake in an EU country in need of support from the Union Civil Protection Mechanism.
News26 September 2022MODEX exercise
Joint Hybrid-Workshop on Local Tsunami Warning
Joint Hybrid-Workshop on Local Tsunami Warning
Joint Hybrid-Workshop on Local Tsunami Warning in the context of Multi-Hazard Disaster Risk Mitigation on 4-5 October 2022 at EC-JRC Ispra- Italy.
Event4-5 October 2022 JRC
6th DRMKC Annual Seminar
6th DRMKC Annual Seminar
The Annual Seminar will be a hybrid event on 22-23 Nov in Paris, organized by JRC and DG ECHO and co-hosted with the French Ministry of Interior. Deadline for registration is November 7th 2022.
Event22-23 November 2022DRMKC
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Union Civil Protection - Capacity Development
Capacity Development
The Knowledge Network Capacity Development pillar aims to connect, promote and strengthen capacity development initiatives relevant to civil protection and disaster management.
Union Civil Protection - Science & Research
Science & Research
Through the Knowledge Network, the scientific community and operational stakeholders in disaster management have a new space to connect and share knowledge.
Civil protection exercises
The exercise programme of the Knowledge Network offers a variety of civil protection exercises to enhance prevention, preparedness and disaster response.

Featured projects

The INDIMA project works to develop and enhance a network concept for improved and holistic civil protection and disaster risk management. To build the network, it integrates relevant stakeholders in pre-planned joint preparedness and response activities.
Disaster Risk Management Capability Assessment
The Disaster Risk Management Capability Assessment enables a more realistic and comprehensive overview of technical, financial and administrative capacity in Montenegro for carrying out adequate risk assessment, risk management planning for prevention and preparedness.
The MANIFESTS project addresses these uncertainties to improve response capacities. The project supports response teams by creating innovative tools such as modelling software validated through experimental tests at lab and field trials along with operational guidelines.

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