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EU Solidarity Fund

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the scope of the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) has been extended as of 1 April 2020 to encompass major public health emergencies. Find here the dedicated page.

The European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) was set up to respond to major natural disasters and express European solidarity to disaster-stricken regions within Europe. The Fund was created as a reaction to the severe floods in Central Europe in the summer of 2002. Since then, it has been used for 107 natural disasters covering a range of different catastrophic events including floods, forest fires, earthquakes, storms, and drought. The Fund has also been mobilised for 20 interventions as a response to public health emergencies. 24 Member States (plus the UK) and 3 accession countries (Albania, Montenegro and Serbia) have been supported so far for an amount of over EUR 8.2 billion.

List of interventions for natural disasters
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List of interventions for health emergencies
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Data on the Solidarity Fund

Data on the Solidarity Fund action since 2002 is presented in EU Solidarity Fund: supporting disaster recovery 2002-2022

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