EU-funded project organises workshop for Southern neighbourhood countries on collaboration with European civil protection mechanism
January 22, 2020
PPRD South 3 is holding its second high level workshop on how to work with the European civil protection mechanism (UCPM) for preventing, preparing and managing major emergencies.
Countries outside the EU can ask the Mechanism to intervene during a disaster. Participants from Algeria, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia work during these 3 days with representatives from the Italian and the French civil protection on how to solicit this tool.
EU modules such as firefighting with planes or advanced medical post are presented together with good practices from the Mediterranean region. A video conference with the Emergency Response Coordination Centre in Brussels has also been organised. A table-top exercise will allow the participants to test their national procedures in the context of a UCPM request.
The overall objective of EU-funded PPRD South 3 is to contribute to increasing resilience and reducing the social, economic and environmental costs of natural and man-made disasters in the ENP South region, based on the results of the PPRD South Program and the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM).