On the Future Instrument Addressing Prevention
of, Preparedness for and Response to Disasters
The Commission is currently preparing a proposal
for its future activities on civil protection. The proposed
new instrument will be a recasting of the original Council
Decision establishing the Community Civil Protection Mechanism,
which is the principal instrument available to facilitate
immediate civil protection assistance in the event of major
Our aim is to boost solidarity among Member
States and our neighbouring countries so as to achieve the
optimal level of preparedness for emergencies and to ensure
a rapid and effective response when disaster strikes. This
includes a new approach to transport of civil protection assistance,
additional Community support complementing Member States’
assistance and improved coordination. We also want to contribute
to the development of early warning systems to minimise the
lead time necessary to respond to natural disasters.
should result in more ambitious and effective forms of cooperation
in the future, enabling the Union to meet the expectations
of both its citizens and the international community at large.
We would like to thank you for your cooperation.
Indeed, your views, as a key partner and stakeholder, are
important to us. In this context, you have been invited to
answer to a questionnaire. The report on this consultation
is now available by downloading the report saved hereunder
as “report on consultation”.
You can read the individual responses received by accessing
the relevant group on Circa : http://forum.europa.europa.eu/Public/irc/env/instru/home.
Head of the Civil Protection Unit