European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

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07/12/2017 - Basic page
The EU Civil Protection Mechanism runs an active and comprehensive training programme, offering experts from all over Europe a deeper knowledge of the requirements of European civil protection missions. The training helps experts improve their...
Civil Protection Portugal
23/11/2017 - News
Today the European Commission revealed ambitious new plans to strengthen Europe's ability to deal with natural disasters.
23/11/2017 - Basic page
Civil protection assistance consists of governmental aid delivered in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. It can take the form of in-kind assistance, deployment of specially-equipped teams, or assessment and coordination by experts sent to the...
23/11/2017 - Basic page
When a country is hit by a disaster which overwhelms its response capacity, European countries can provide assistance via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. The Mechanism was established in 2001 to foster cooperation among national civil protection...
Praia da Vieira
17/10/2017 - News
As several EU Member States face forest fires and storms, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides issued the following statement
Hurricane Maria Dominica
26/09/2017 - News
The European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department is providing €250 000 in emergency humanitarian aid to Dominica, following the severe destruction caused by hurricane Maria which devastated the island on 19 September. The...
07/09/2017 - News
The EU is mobilising its emergency response instruments to assist countries affected or threatened by Hurricane Irma.
ERCC inside
30/08/2017 - News
The European Commission's 24/7 Emergency Response Coordination Centre has recently been in regular contact with the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Hurricane Harvey and any EU support that could help the US authorities. The EU...
plane Portugal fires
16/08/2017 - News
The European Commission has helped mobilise substantial support for Portugal, through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, following a request for assistance to battle forest fires in the country.
25/07/2017 - News
France has activated the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism this afternoon as forest fires are ravaging southern regions of the country and Corsica.