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"EU Aid Volunteers" to create over 18 000 opportunities worldwide
25/02/2014 - News
In today's vote, the European Parliament gave its overwhelming support for the "EU Aid Volunteers" programme - an initiative that will allow European citizens to take part in humanitarian work worldwide.
Reinforcing civil protection cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean region
19/02/2014 - News
To further promote international cooperation on civil protection, the Commission hosted a high-level conference today and announced the renewed Euro-Med Programme for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to natural and man-made Disasters (PPRD...
03/02/2014 - News
In a swift operation, coordinated by the European Commission's Emergency Response Coordination Centre, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic offered electricity generators within hours of a Slovenian request. Slovenia appealed for EU...
European Commission launches Gender-Age Marker Toolkit
30/01/2014 - News
Does one size fit all when providing life-saving assistance in a humanitarian crisis? The needs and risks faced by women, girls, boys and men can be very different. Gender and age are key factors in determining the vulnerabilities and capacities of...
19/12/2013 - News
Today, Luxembourg becomes the first Member State to join the EU initiative that funds humanitarian projects assisting children affected by conflict gain access to education.
06/12/2013 - News
Between 9 and 12 December 2013, civil protection teams from Estonia, Hungary, the United Kingdom and Austria will be jointly responding to a simulated earthquake and tsunami in Venice, Italy. The EU co-funded field exercise will enable the...
05/12/2013 - News
"On Solid Ground", a photo exhibition funded by ECHO, in cooperation with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Panos Pictures will be on display in central Brussels until 20 December.
14/11/2013 - News
Administrator of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) W.
Civil Protection exercise Bulgaria Spain
07/11/2013 - News
Between 31 October and 6 November 2013, civil protection teams from France, Belgium, Portugal, Italy and Morocco have been practicing an intervention in the event of a nuclear power plant accident.
23/10/2013 - News
A number of items such as folding beds, mattresses, blankets, kitchen sets, cutlery and jerry cans have reached Bulgaria following its recent request for assistance to the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) of the European Commission due...