EU Civil Protection Mechanism


The EU Civil Protection Mechanism aims to reinforce cooperation between the Member States and the European Union in the field of civil protection and will provide funding for actions to ensure better protection, prevention, preparation and response against natural and man-made disasters.

For the next seven years there will be a new focus on prevention will be very important together with the importance of developing the EU prevention policy framework and effectively link it to the preparedness and response actions.

The main objectives are to achieve a high level of protection against disasters by preventing or reducing their effects and by fostering a culture of prevention and facilitate rapid and efficient emergency response interventions in the event of major disasters or their effects. Supported activities shall include prevention and preparedness activities and response actions.

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