Updates from the IPA Region

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


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


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