EUROWA-2 aims to strengthen Europe’s capability to deal with wildlife pollution emergencies through integrated pollution management, mutual assistance between coastal countries, and a European network of internationally qualified ‘European Oiled Wildlife Assistance (EUROWA) experts. The project follows on from a previous European Union project (2015–2016) which included the development of the EUROWA mutual assistance philosophy and training modules.
EUROWA-2 engages responsible authorities from different European countries to help develop structural arrangements to proactively manage pollution incidents, allowing a timely and effective wildlife response. The project optimises existing European structures and mechanisms for mutual assistance between countries so that qualified EUROWA experts can be internationally mobilised and led by national authorities to assist with marine pollution incidents.
The project helps EUROWA members to develop relationships with these authorities and engage them in investing in response preparedness. It seeks to expand the EUROWA network to other countries, add new elements to the EUROWA portfolio of expertise, and make courses and exercises available for network members and relevant authorities.
Outputs & results
- EU Contribution
- EUR 48 476.35