Civil protection financial instrument

Call for proposals 2012 for projects on Preparedness and Prevention (OJ C49 of 18 March 2011)

1. Projects on preparedness

Title/Beneficiary

Objective

Safeguarding Educational Environment (SEE)

Centro Studi e Formazione Villa Montesca (CSFVM)
Villa Montesca
06012 Città di Castello – Perugia
ITALY

Website:
www.montesca.it

Partners:
Regione Umbria – IT
University of Crete – GR
Consorci de la Ribera – ES
Stichting APS – NL
Center for Educational Initiatives Association – BG 
Colegiul Tehnic de Transporturi – RO

The project aims to create a common platform and a web community for sharing information and experience about how to protect the educational environment in case of disaster. 

By complementing existing tools with new web and e-learning tools, a complete set of educational resources for disaster prevention, preparedness, self-protection and cultural comprehension of risks will be made available. 

EC contribution: €426.760

Financing rate: 75 %

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Improvements of Shorelines Defences Against Marine Pollution (ISDAMP+)

Ecole d´ingénieurs en Génie des Systèmes Industriels (EIGSI)
26 Rue de Vaux de Foletier
17041 La Rochelle
France

Website:
www.eigsi.fr

Partners:
IST – PT
Action Modulers – PT
FHC – UK

The project aims at improving the protection of the coast by a floating barrier when marine pollution occurs by developing software and a methodology so that responders can optimize their skills and the usage of existing response devices.

The expected results of the project are the new software, best practices and experimentation data and numerical tools.

EU contribution: €396.229

Financing rate: 68.55 %

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Observation and Detection Systems for Forest Fire Management (ODS3F)

DIAEE
Sapienza Università di Roma
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Rome
ITALY

Website:
www.diaee.uniroma1.it

Partners:
CESEFOR – ES
University of West-Macedonia – GR
Office National des Forêts – FR
Provincia di Roma – IT

The project aims to evaluate and compare existing remote visual systems and detector networks devoted to monitor wooded areas and to evaluate the possibility of exploiting the obtained information for simulating fire propagation behaviour shall be evaluated. Furthermore, cooperation in spreading and sharing best practices in reducing or combating forest fires shall be promoted. 

The project may result in the adoption of the most suitable surveillance technologies as common and shared good practices at EU level. Furthermore, the comparison of the systems can lead to the development of an optimized surveillance system, a common methodology and guidelines.

EU contribution: €475.719

Financing rate: 75 %

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Implementation of the EU Host Nation Support Guidelines (HNSG Implementation)

Icelandic Red Cross
Efstaleiti 9
103 Reykjavik
ICELAND

Website:
www.redcross.is

Partners:
Finnish Red Cross
Irish Red Cross
Latvian Red Cross
Polish Red Cross
IFRC

The project aims to improve the effectiveness of host nation support among the Participating States of the Civil Protection Mechanism through a detailed analysis of existing domestic legislation and regulation in Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia and Poland, regional table top exercises, and a regional workshop.

The various reports and the consultative process of the project are expected to result in significantly heightened attention to gaps in regulatory frameworks and provide recommendations to policy makers on how best to address these gaps at national as well as EU level. 

EU contribution: €204.636

Financing rate: 74.22 % 

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Embracing Innovation for Preparedness in Civil Protection & Marine Pollution (NEREIDs)

Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH)
N. Plastira 100
70013 Heraklion
GREECE

Website:
www.forth.gr

Partners:
CCD – CY
TEI-CRETE – GR
CP-CRETE – GR
DFMR – CY
Cardiff University – UK
Hellenic Red Cross – GR
OC-UCY – CY
Ubilabs – DE
EMS-Crete – GR

The project aims to strengthen civil protection and marine pollution preparedness and cooperation among Greece and Cyprus, building on international standards, best practices, and innovative Information and Communication Technologies.

An eLearning platform will train professionals and volunteers in plans and best practices. Risk assessment techniques and an incident database will provide the basis for skills development on cross-border cooperation and synergies, the Host Nation Support guidelines, and collaboration among professionals and volunteers.

EC contribution: €403.069

Financing rate: 75%

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European Network for Psychosocial Crisis Management - Assisting Disabled in Case of Disaster (EUNAD)

Centre of Psychotraumatology, Alexianer Krefeld GmbH
Oberdießemerstr. 136
47805 Krefeld
GERMANY

Website:
www.alexianer-krefeld.de

Partners:
CUNI – CZ
SDU – DK
BBK – DE
NKVTS – NO

The project aims at the implementation and preparation of EU human rights-related Assistance Programmes for disabled survivors of disasters on the basis of EUTOPA products.

The project will evaluate current networks of associations for disabled in terms of preparedness for disasters, conduct qualitative studies on deafs and blinds and organize workshops. After the development of EUNAD recommendations and a taskforce, pilot trainings for different vocational groups will be conducted.   

EU contribution: €298.724

Financing rate: 75 %

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Aware and Resilient (A&R)

Austrian Red Cross
Wiedner Hauptstraße 32
1041 Vienna
AUSTRIA

Website:
www.roteskreuz.at

Partners:
Bulgarian Red Cross
French Red Cross
Latvian Red Cross
Romanian red Cross
MEDDTL – FR 

The project aims to build individual and community resilience in prevention, preparedness, and response by combining the use of online learning possibilities with the benefits from community-based learning and engagement.

The project will develop a trainer´s curriculum in general preparedness, set up a social learning platform and conduct five community-based emergency exercises interlinking citizens with volunteers, authorities, media and response organisations. 

EU contribution: €345.428

Financing rate: 75 %

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2. PROJECTS ON PREVENTION

Title/Beneficiary

Objective

Wildfire Evacuation Trigger Buffers for Sensitive Areas (EVITA)

National Technical University of Athens  (NTUA)
Heroon Polytechneiou 9
15780 Athens
GREECE

Website:
www.chemeng.ntua.gr

Partners:
GSCP – GR
Prodigy Consultores – ES
Sardinia Region – IT

The project aims to help national and regional Civil Protection authorities as well as industrial managers, hoteliers and local inhabitants to decide whether they should initiate an evacuation in view of an approaching wildfire and to assess how long they have to evacuate safely.

Based on the concept of an evacuation trigger buffer, the ultimate goal of the project is to provide maps of zones around selected sensitive sites that denote the time available for evacuation and other necessary actions.

 

EU contribution: €412.500

Financing rate: 75 %

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Knowledge Platform for Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Flood Prevention Measures (FLOOD CBA)

SIGMA Consultants LTD
P. Ioakeim 2
54622
Thessaloniki
GREECE

Website:
www.sigmaconsultants.gr

Partners:
Middlesex University – UK
NIHWM – RO
FCSH-UNL – PT
University of Kassel – DE
Universidad Pablo de Olavide – ES

The Project aims at establishing a sustainable Knowledge Platform for the use of stakeholders dealing with the cost-benefit analysis of flood prevention measures in the context of different socio-economic environments within the EU.

Furthermore, the project intends to facilitate the collection, assessment and the exchange of information; to provide an overview on current models and best practices; to consolidate the methodology and data sources; to strengthen the performance of the existing prevention mechanism and to promote the transnational cooperation of competent bodies all over Europe.

 

EU contribution: €438.750

Financing rate: 75 %

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PRomoting and Implementing Strategies for risk Management and Assessment (PRISMA)

Safety Region South-Holland South (VRZHZ)
Noordendijk
Romboutslaan 105
3312KP Dordrecht
NETHERLANDS

Website:
www.vrzhz.nl

Partners:
Municipality of Mirandela – PT
Municipality of Aveiro – PT
Tallinn City Government – EE
SZREDA – BG

The project aims at testing the cross-sectoral implementation of the risk assessment and risk management (prevention) strategies as described in the InterregIVC project MiSRaR. Furthermore, it intends to promote risk management and organize knowledge exchange between other local, regional and provincial governments and cross-sectoral risk management partners.

The expected results are concrete risk management plans and for the priority risks of the partners and the promotion of the MiSRar handbook, the EU staff working paper and the practical experience during the implementation at international congresses.

EU contribution: €489.224
Financing rate: 75 %

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Risk Management via an Innovative System Based on Knowledge (RISK)

University of Sannio
Piazza Guerrazzi 1
82100 Benevento
ITALY

Website:
www.unisannio.it

Partners:
Province of Avellino – IT
University of Ljubljana – SI
Municipality of Ajdovscina – SI
Risques & Développement – FR
TU Dortmund – DE
University of Crete – GR

The project aims at encouraging key actors of the involved areas and related countries to work together in analysing climate change and natural disaster impacts, risks, vulnerabilities and in finding suitable adaptation responses to be integrated in their development plans.

The project intends to assess the vulnerability of the involved areas to the impacts of climate change and natural disasters; to prepare adaptation action plans for improved resilience; and to engage stakeholders in related decision-making.

The purpose of the project is to propose an integrated approach on community and local government level that can guide decision-makers in reducing and managing risks of natural disasters.

EU contribution: €498.750

Financing rate: 75 %

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Simple MAnagement of Risks Through a Web Accessible Tool for EU Regions (SMART WATER)

Province of Padua
Piazza Antenore 3
35121 Padua
ITALY

Website:
www.provincia.padova.it

Partners:
DDNI – RO
UTH – GR
IICT-BAS – BG
Region of Thessaly – GR

The project aims to deliver a real-time monitoring and forecasting tool targeted for organizations responsible of management and mitigation of flood-based emergencies. This modular decision support tool shall be both scalable and interoperable with existing and future external systems.

The expected results are increased information and awareness of citizens; increased coordination between EU Member States; increased integration and cooperation between territorial entities involved in civil protection activities and flood risk prevention; as well as increased data availability and information about flood events phenomena.

EU contribution: €399.000
Financing rate: 75 %

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