Identifying the risks faced in Europe
Europeans have faced numerous emergencies in recent years, that have caused devastation to human life, property, cultural heritage, and the environment. Disasters have struck in all parts of the EU. Some have been more extreme than ever before and affected locations that have not experienced these types of threat previously.
In an effort to improve understanding of disaster risks in Europe, the European Commission publishes the overview of natural and human-induced disaster risks that the EU may face to identify and examine trends in the ever-evolving disaster risk landscape. This report supports better understanding of disaster risks facing Europe’s population and informs decision makers on risk management to prevent loss of life and economic, social and environmental impacts.
Explore the sections below to learn more about different risk drivers and the most common natural and human-induced disaster risks that the EU and its citizens may face.