07/05/2015 - News
90% of European citizens say they would expect help from other EU countries if a disaster struck in their country, according to a recent poll. Over 900 experts are meeting today in Brussels to discuss how European countries can best be prepared and...
07/05/2015 - Video
As part of its efforts to strengthen the EU's ability to respond to emergencies, the European Commission co-funded and participated in a large civil protection exercise in Oslo. The scenario of HarbourEX15 is a major accident in the industrial area...
06/05/2015 - News
Turkey has joined the European framework for cooperation in disaster management and emergency response. Today Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, signed the agreement on the country's official...
29/04/2015 - News
Preparedness to disasters is crucial – it can save lives. As part of its efforts to strengthen the EU's ability to respond to emergencies, the European Commission co-funded and participated in a large civil protection exercise which is taking...
16/04/2015 - Photo story
When a disaster strikes, every minute counts for saving lives. The EU is committed to providing disaster response in a timely and efficient manner and ensuring European assistance meets the real needs in the population affected, in Europe and beyond...
19/02/2015 - Blog post
On 3-4 February 2015, a delegation from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) co-chaired the European consultation of the World Humanitarian Summit in Budapest, Hungary.
17/02/2015 - News
An EU Civil Protection Team is deployed to Albania today to liaise with national authorities and facilitate the coordination of incoming assistance. Several more EU Member States are considering sending assistance to Albania.
11/02/2015 - Blog post
Being a small EU Member State currently hit by the economic crisis, Cyprus saw its humanitarian budget decimated in the last two years. Despite such budget limitations, the Republic of Cyprus is wholeheartedly participating in the preparations for...
04/02/2015 - Blog post
A debate in Budapest about innovative humanitarian approaches with people from all corners of Europe and beyond may seem a million miles away from the people affected by humanitarian crises.
03/02/2015 - News
EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, is today addressing some 250 members of the humanitarian community gathered at the European consultation leading to the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS).