The PPRD East Programme on Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters has entered its Development Phase

The Steering Committee approved the proposed PPRD East work-plan

June 17, 2011

High representatives of the main beneficiaries of the PPRD East Programme - the Civil Protection authorities of the Eastern Partnership Countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) - as well as representatives from the Civil Protection authorities of 14 EU Member States and the European Commission have convened in Brussels on the 9 June for the 1st Steering Committee meeting of the PPRD East Programme on Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters.

The Steering Committee, which is in charge of endorsing the strategy of the PPRD East Programme, has discussed the Inception Report submitted by the expert team and approved the proposed PPRD East work-plan for the Development Phase (July 2011- June 2012).

The PPRD East Programme activities are divided into four main activity areas: Risk Assessment methodology, Public Awareness raising, strengthening of Civil Protection capacities of the Partner Countries and their rapprochement with the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Types of activities include workshops, seminars, trainings, exchange of experts, table-top and field exercises and others.

The work to be done in the Partner Countries will be coordinated by the National Programme Coordinators appointed by the main beneficiaries. On their meeting, which took place after the Steering Committee meeting, the National Programme Coordinators discussed in detail and agreed upon arrangement of ca 20 events, which are due to take place in the next 12 months of the PPRD East Programme.

The PPRD East Programme is implemented by a consortium led by Eptisa together with Parsons Brinckerhoff (UK), ICET (Netherlands), University of Twente (Netherlands), Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus (Georgia), Mining and Chemical Industry Institute "Girhimprom" (Ukraine).

The Programme purposes are to contribute to the development of the Partner Countries' civil protection capacities for disaster prevention, preparedness and response and to bring them progressively closer to the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and improve cooperation among themselves.

If you would like to obtain more information about the PPRD East Programme, please visit:

http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id=211&id_type=10

http://www.euroeastcp.eu


 
 The PPRD East Programme on Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters has entered its Development Phase