Civil Protection / Bridge Programme

Project Duration
2004 - 2008
€1.9 million (MEDA)

Countries covered:

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

Brief Description

Supports the development of a Euro-Mediterranean system of mitigation, prevention and management of natural and man-made disasters, through technical assistance and capacity building
Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey

Actions in brief

  • Offers technical assistance to Partner Countries through training activities, workshops, exchanges of experts and field exercises.
  • Develops self-training workshops in a vast number of fields, including seismic risks, flash floods, marine pollution, palm forest fires, emergency planning
  • Holds 11 expert exchange sessions and 6 targeted technical assistance missions.
  • Develops the internal capacity of civil protection authorities to respond efficiently to specific risks to which the Mediterranean basin in exposed.
  • Enhances cooperation between Civil Protection Directorates leading to better policy coordination, effective exchange of experience and a more coordinated approach to disaster management
  • Encourages region-wide coordination through two large scale simulation exercises.

Environment & Climate change