PPRD South 3 organised simultaneously 2 sub-regional workshops with Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia on 25-27 February in Tunis, Tunisia. The first workshop was about how to activate the European Mechanism for civil protection. Indeed, non-EU members have access to the mechanism if its national capacities are exceeded. But to that end, countries need to know how to activate it but also how to welcome the aid received.
The 2nd workshop was dedicated to disaster risk reduction about floods. A concrete case-study was given to the participants with a river that takes its source in Algeria and continues in Tunisia. Regularly, heavy rains in Algeria create floods in Tunisia. Cooperation is therefore in that case a major prevention and response tool. The Lieutenant-Colonel Philippe Mondet guided the participants in these regional simulation exercises.
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).
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