Silvia Parisi

Civil Protection in Kosovo*

Kosovo’s population of 1.9 million is exposed to both hydrometeorological and geological hazards: floods, heavy snowfalls, drought, forest fires, and earthquakes. Flash floods are common in mountainous areas, sometimes leading to mudslides. Kosovo is also exposed to landslides, particularly in Mitrovicë/Mitrovica, Prishtinë/Pristina, Peja/Pec, and Shtërpcë/Strpce. At least one quarter of the communities are vulnerable to

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North Macedonia launches the single 112 European emergency call services

In occasion of the 31st anniversary of the 112 European emergency call services, on 11/2 2022, the Government of North Macedonia has made available the services also within its country. The project has received financial support by the European Union. 112 is a single European emergency number you can dial 24/7, free of charge, everywhere

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Civil protection in Albania

Albania is a country in Southeast Europe exposed to many natural and man-made disasters. In the past, the most significant risks may have come from earthquakes, although recently, the country has experienced floods, landslides, and other hydrogeological emergencies, ranging from small to medium extent. Due to the economic situation, presence of infrastructures, few means of

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EU project “Support to Implementation and Monitoring of Water Management in Montenegro” (November 2019 – ongoing)

The project Support to Implementation and Monitoring of Water Management in Montenegro is funded by the EU within the Annual Action Program 2016 for Montenegro and implemented by Eptisa Southeast Europe (RS) in consortium with EPTISA Servicios de Ingenieria (ES) and SAFEGE (FRA). Main beneficiaries of the project are the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural

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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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