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Commissioner Stylianides at the opening in Rome
11/06/2018 - News
On Friday, 8 June 2018, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides opened the EU SAVES LIVES virtual reality exhibition in Rome in the presence of Ms Elisabetta Gardini, Member of European Parliament and Mr...

/echo/file/fighting-forest-fires-italy-eu-s-solidarity-action_enFighting forest fires in Italy: the EU’s solidarity in action

Fighting forest fires in Italy: the EU’s solidarity in action
07/06/2018 - Video
Every year, devastating fires destroy thousands of hectares of forests in Europe. Although southern European countries are particularly at risk, no country is immune. When national capacities to respond to forest fires are surpassed, the European...
23/05/2018 - 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...
03/05/2018 - Basic page
The European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) maintains and develops a comprehensive set of civil protection partnerships with members of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, other EU institutions, neighbouring...

/echo/file/rising-rubble-helping-victims-ecuadors-2016-earthquake-reclaim-their-lives_enRising from the rubble: helping victims of Ecuador's 2016 earthquake reclaim their lives

Rising from the rubble: helping victims of Ecuador's 2016 earthquake reclaim their lives
17/04/2018 - Video
On 16 April 2016, the strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador since 1949 devastated the country's north coast. The 7.8 magnitude tremor killed 671 people, injured over 17 600 and left close to 2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. With...
04/04/2018 - Basic page
Every year the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) publishes a number of calls for proposal concerning a range of relief and civil protection efforts. These calls for proposal are not for humanitarian...
03/04/2018 - Basic page
One of the central lessons from the Ebola health crisis – which killed more than 11 000 people – was the urgent need to improve capacities to provide medical assistance swiftly when needed. Against the backdrop of this devastating epidemic, European...
03/04/2018 - Basic page
Since 2001, European countries work together to respond to natural and man-made disasters in Europe and beyond.
26/03/2018 - Basic page
The budget for the implementation of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism for 2014-2020 is €368.4 million of which €223.7 million shall be used for prevention, preparedness and response actions inside the EU and €144.6 million for actions outside the...
21/03/2018 - Basic page
The European Civil Protection Forum is the largest recurring public event on European civil protection cooperation. It is organised every two years by the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO...

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