European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Service tools

Emergency Response Coordination Centre

22/04/2015 - Video
Floods, earthquakes and chemical spills know no borders. They affect us all. Therefore, we must prepare well together to face natural and man-made disasters and reduce their impact. The European Civil Protection Forum 2015 will take place on 6 and 7...
Signing ceremony in Belgrade, Serbia. Photo credit: Nadezda Dramicanin
16/04/2015 - News
Serbia and the EU signed today an agreement clearing the way for the official membership of Serbia in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Serbia joins a well-established European cooperation framework for disaster management and emergency response.
Photo credit: EU/Ezequiel Scagnetti
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...
13/03/2015 - News
Over recent days, the EU has facilitated the evacuation of six international health workers from Ebola-hit West Africa to equipped European hospitals.
09/03/2015 - News
Following the severe floods in southern Albania in the beginning of February, Albania has requested assistance from donors for post-flood reconstruction and recovery efforts. The EU, along with the World Bank and the UN, have agreed to support a...
16/01/2015 - News
After severe floods have killed at least 48 people and left more than 100 000 displaced or homeless in Malawi, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated as part of the international response to the flooding emergency.
13/11/2014 - News
Maritime incidents such as oil spills can have huge environmental and economic impact. To reinforce co-operation on maritime emergencies, the European Commission's Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) and the...
13/11/2014 - Video
Working together in Europe and around the world: training, coordinating and responding when disaster strikes around the world. Find out more about how the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism was created and is used today to ensure Europe is ready...
18/08/2014 - News
The EU Civil Protection Mechanism is helping European humanitarian aid arrive in Iraq as Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, is in the country to address the worsening...
12/08/2014 - News
The European Commission is providing an additional €2.5 million in humanitarian aid to help address some of the basic needs of the civilians most affected by the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.