Humanitarian aid at a glance (2014)
The European Union and its Member States are the world’s leading humanitarian donor. This brochure is a short introduction to the European Commission's humanitarian aid action around the world. Read about the Commission's mandate, principles and key priorities.
Civil protection at a glance (2014)
The European Union supports coordinated disaster response, prevention and preparedness activities, both in Europe and globally, via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. This brochure is a short introduction to the European Commission's civil protection actions.
EU’s humanitarian aid and civil protection across the globe - From A to Z (2014)
For more than 20 years, the European Union has helped victims of conflicts and disasters in over 140 countries. With less than 1% of the EU budget amounting to just over €2 per EU citizen, the European Commission helps over 120 million people every year. Find out about some of the most recent actions in this brochure.
Humanitarian aid and civil protection - Helping victims of disasters and conflicts, and protecting those at risk (2013)
‘European humanitarian aid makes a true difference for thousands and thousands of people who know that Europe is a force which stands for those universal values that are so essential to make the world a better place to live in.’ This brochure is part of the series ‘The European Union explained’ that explains what the EU does in the fields where it has powers, why it does this and what it achieves.
Emergency Response Centre (2013)
The Emergency Response Centre (ERC) is the operational heart of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. It enables the European Union to respond to overwhelming natural and man-made disasters quickly and efficiently, both inside and outside Europe.
Prevention and preparedness (2013)
Helping people in need in Europe and wordlwide. Better protection for all. Better training and preparation. Better coordination. Better and faster response to disasters.
"The European Civil Protection Training Programme" (2012)
The training programme is an essential part of the Mechanism. It is crucial in preparing experts for international civil protection assistance interventions inside as well as outside Europe. It also provides an excellent platform for experience-sharing and networking between national experts from participating countries. The programme involves training courses, joint simulation exercises and an exchange programme, where experts can learn first-hand about similar responsibilities under different national systems.
The European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid (2008)
Joint Statement by the Council and the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States meeting within the Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission.