On 29 January 2019, the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO) held an information day in Brussels, Belgium, focusing on its work programme for civil protection.
The aim of the information day is to familiarise potential applicants with the “Prevention and Preparedness Projects" and Union Civil Protection Mechanism exercises by providing guidance on the preparation of applications for calls for proposals and tenders to be published in 2019.
Funding opportunities for a number of activities through the call for proposals for prevention and preparedness projects and the call for proposals and tenders for Union Civil Protection Mechanism exercises are available on the EU Civil Protection Mechanism webpage.
Some Mechanism activities are extended to the Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood countries and to EU enlargement countries that are not yet participating in the Mechanism. These new initiatives aim to strengthen cooperation between the Mechanism's Participating States and their neighbouring countries in the field of disaster management, and should complement the activities financed by the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) and the European Neighbourhood Policy Instrument (ENPI).
In order to ensure that the proposals and tenders comply with the required quality standards and to increase their success rate, the Commission informs potential applicants on the technical and administrative requirements and criteria applicable at the Information Day.
Supporting the development of relevant, innovative and cost-effective proposals is essential to allow a successful implementation of the Commission's policy objectives.
The information day is intended for representatives of stakeholders in the field of civil protection (national administrations, regional and local authorities, private sector, non-governmental organisations, academies, research institutes).
Click here for the programme of the 2019 information day.
Click here to follow the livestream of the event.