PPRD South: crisis management videoconference and steering committee among the latest activities

March 24, 2021
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The recent activities held in the framework of the EU-funded PPRD South 3 project included a crisis management videoconference and its annual steering committee.

A pre-test of activity 2.3.2 “definition of procedures for a better management of large-scale disasters” took place online on 11 March 2021 from the IMREDD (Institut Méditerranéen du Risque de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable) in Nice. It was led by a team of 5 French experts and animated by an operational room (action cell + planning cell) from each of the four player countries.

This IMPACT (Instant Management of Planning ACTion) videoconference brought together 29 participants from Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and France. IMPACT is an immersive “serious game” for accelerated learning through skills. Designed by Lieutenant-Colonel Frédéric Castagnola (SDIS 06), it enables participants to gain a better understanding of risk (shared by the players) and of decision-making under uncertainty in the face of simulated disasters in different types of scenarios.

Besides, PPRD South 3 held its annual Steering Committee gathering the partner countries, the European Commission (DG Near and DG Echo), the European Technical Directors (France, Italiy and Spain) and the team members. Participants were informed about the status of the project, the current guidelines and charters and the “exit strategy” of the phase III of PPRD South.

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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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Tunisia
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