European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

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Peer review

© EU/ECHO/EEAS/EU Delegation BiH
© EU/ECHO/EEAS/EU Delegation BiH

Why is this important?

The Civil Protection Mechanism stresses the need for an integrated approach to disaster management including a strong role for disaster prevention and preparedness. EU Member States and neighbourhood countries need a tool to facilitate the exchange of good practice, improve disaster risk management policy and planning, and enable mutual learning. The peer review process can help foster policy dialogue, improve consistency and steer progress in key areas of EU civil protection and disaster risk management cooperation.

What are we doing?

Under the EU disaster risk management peer review programme, experts from other countries examine the set-up and operation of the reviewed country in an area related to risk management. The focus of the reviews can vary from the general – disaster risk management – to the specific – e.g. risk assessments, risk management capability or early warning.

The reviews are based on guidelines and frameworks agreed at EU-level and prepared by the European Commission. Participation in the peer reviews is on a voluntary basis for both the reviewed and the reviewing countries. The overall result is peer-to-peer learning rather than a top-down review. The resulting reports include recommendations for improvements and highlight areas of good practice.

Peer-reviewed countries

Country

Date

Review

Report

United Kingdom

2013

Building resilience to disasters: assessing the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action

en

Finland

2014

Building resilience to disasters: assessing the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action

en

Bulgaria

2015

General Disaster risk management

en-bg

Georgia

2015

Risk assessment and early warning

en-ge

Turkey

2015

General Disaster risk management

en-tk

Estonia

2016

Risk management capabilities

en

Malta

2016

Risk assessment

en

Poland

2016

Risk assessment

en-pl

 

Last updated
05/07/2017