Silvia Parisi

DIRECT – Disaster Resilient Communities and Towns

Between 2017 and 2019, an EU project named DIRECT –  Disaster Resilient Communities and Towns was conducted in Montenegro. The project DIRECT was funded by the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations of the European Commission (DG ECHO) and implemented by FORS Montenegro (http://forsmontenegro.org/en/) and the Directorate for Emergency Management of the

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The Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network mentions IPA FF Program

In the issue of September 2021, the Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network has dedicated an article to IPA Floods and Fires Program, offering an important and valuable spotlight on the program and its objectives. Click here to read the article and the full issue: https://www.ipaff.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/KN-Newsletter_Issue-2_September-2021.pdf

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North Macedonia in the EU

The Republic of North Macedonia is a landlocked country in Southern Europe, bordering Kosovo, Serbia, Albania, Bulgaria, and Greece. The capital – Skopje (Скопje) – is home to approximately a quarter of the country’s population (approximately 2 million). Ethnic Macedonians make up most the country’s population (64.2 %), with Albanians (25.2 %), Turks (3.9 %),

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Completion of the EU support Programme for Improving National Early Warning System and Flood Prevention (PRO-NEWS)

Flooding is a major natural hazard affecting Albania, together with earthquakes and fires. Major floods hit the country in the last decade, with remarkable ones in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, which prompted EU assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM) and Copernicus rapid mapping. The February 2015 floods were particularly severe, triggered by

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EU projects in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a beautiful country, with a complex political system, trying to find its place in the European family. There are many obstacles, but the goal is clear. To become a member of the European Union, the ideal of equality and justice, security and economic prosperity. The EU has supported the country on

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SLOVENIAN PRESIDENCY TO THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION – CIVIL PROTECTION COOPERATION WITH THE WESTERN BALKANS WITH THE FOCUS ON IMPROVING THE REGION’S RESILIENCE

Cooperation with the Western Balkans and active participation in the implementation of several IPA Programs has been a long-standing priority for EU Member States and the European Commission. Significant steps were taken in 2008, during the first Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU that set in motion the “Bled initiative”. The adoption of

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Mid July 2021 floods in Western Europe

In mid-July catastrophic floods ravaged Western Europe, causing more than 180 casualties and large material damage in Germany and Belgium, and to a lesser extent, in parts of the Netherlands, France, Luxembourg and Switzerland. From a meteorological point of view, the event was the consequence of a slow-moving low-pressure system that insisted over Western Europe

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Ongoing projects and initiatives in Montenegro

In relation to IPA Floods and Fires areas of risk expertise, the following initiatives and projects are now underway in Montenegro: The Rescue and Protection Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior successfully implemented the 3 WATCH OUT project „Trilateral model of civil protection: WAys, Tools and CHallenges for OUr safety”, funded by the EU

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IPA FF meets the TRATOLOW project

On next 27-28 September IPA FF is taking part to the regional workshop on “Synergies between Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction” organized under the EU-funded project Transition towards Low Emissions and Climate Resilient Economy in the Western Balkans and Turkey – TRATOLOW (https://www.tratolownetwork.eu/). The workshop will involve also representatives from DG ECHO, relevant ministries from

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