Welcome to the Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network!
Preventing, preparing for and responding to disasters requires strong cooperation, coordination at many levels and a combination of skills and expertise.
The Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network aims to strengthen the Union Civil Protection Mechanism in all these aspects. It brings together civil protection and disaster management actors to work together, collaborate and learn from each other with the objective of strengthening the EU’s overall ability and capacity to deal with disasters.
As the Knowledge Network grows and develops this online platform is going to grow with it, providing new opportunities to share knowledge and the stories of our civil protection and disaster management practitioners.
7th European Civil Protection Forum
The European Civil Protection Forum is back, with its 7th edition in Brussels on 28-29 June. A theme of “Towards faster, greener & smarter emergency management” will see practitioners and decision-makers in civil protection reflect together on the current and future role of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM).
A packed programme of plenaries, workshops, thinking labs, and an exhibition will see participants focus on four angles for action:
- Strengthening climate resilience - Preparing for extreme weather events
- Protect our citizens - Adapting to new risks
- Europe in the world - Reaching beyond geographical boundaries
- Embrace innovation and digitalisation - Pooling our knowledge
Registration is now open!7th European Civil Protection Forum
Latest news and events
The aim of this virtual training session is to familiarise the different stakeholders with the functionalities available in the Risk Data Hub.
Registration for the Disaster resilient societies (DRS) virtual events of June 2022 is open!
The deadline for submitting the Call for Proposals on Knowledge Network Partnerships is approaching; complete your application before 9 June 2022 – 17:00 Brussels time!
The kick-off meeting will provide an overview of the state-of-the-art of Drought Observatories in the EU.
Profile of Captain Laurent Alfonso, seconded EU Civil Protection expert to the Union for the Mediterranean.
May 4 is International Firefighters’ Day. Three firefighters share insights into their work and what firefighting means to them.
This year’s invitation to submit applications was sent on 22 April 2022. The deadline for applications is 27 June 2022 at 17:00 CET (Brussels).
This year’s Call for proposals on Knowledge Network Partnerships is now open for proposals submission. The deadline for applications is 9 June.
The Knowledge Network Capacity Development pillar aims to connect, promote and strengthen capacity development initiatives relevant to civil protection and disaster management.
Through the Knowledge Network, the scientific community and operational stakeholders in disaster management have a new space to connect and share knowledge.
The objective of the CRISPRO project is to introduce innovative approaches to multi-sectoral knowledge sharing and ensure responders are prepared to efficiently react to a wide range of emergency situations.
Feasibility studies on the promotion of better practice and raising capacity of State Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia - Track I
The project stems from operational needs from both real emergency as well as exercises carried out in the last years by urban search and rescue (USAR) Assessment teams and their coordination cells (UCC).