Updates from the IPA Region

Ongoing initiatives and projects in Montenegro

The Disaster Risk Assessment of Montenegro (NRA) was established in accordance with the European Commission’s Risk Assessment and Mapping Guidelines for Disaster Management, with the support of DG ECHO to improve disaster risk reduction locally, have a positive effect on integration of risk reduction in policies, programs and plans, additionally strengthen and increase early warning

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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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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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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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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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