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TOPIC : Preparedness in civil protection and marine pollution

Topic identifier: UCPM-2018-PP-PREP-AG
Publication date: 25 January 2018

Types of action: UCPM-INT-AG UCPM Internal Action Grant
UCPM-EXT-AG UCPM External Action Grant
Opening date:
25 January 2018
Deadline: 25 April 2018 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Union Civil Protection Mechanism
Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

Improve the preparedness of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism to respond to disaster risks.

Enhance knowledge of effective preparedness and through the EC Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre.

Develop cooperation across countries on challenges in the field of civil protection and/or marine pollution and enhance the awareness of professionals and volunteers.

Complement existing cooperation frameworks/instruments provided by relevant EU macro-regional strategies.

Support a closer partnership between the Union Civil Protection Mechanism and IPA II beneficiaries not participating in the Mechanism or European Neighbourhood Policy countries.



  1. Actions aimed at increasing the countries' preparedness for receiving international assistance in the context of the EU Host Nation Support Guidelines
  2. Actions improving trans-border and macro regional cooperation in disaster preparedness, including enhancing support to Participating States in awareness-raising, public information (e.g. risk awareness), knowledge dissemination and education (e.g. self-resilience).
  3. Enhancing cooperation between civil protection and humanitarian aid actors
  4. Actions, other than those mentioned in 2.8 (certification and adaptation) aimed at further developing the preparedness aspects of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism, inter alia through:
  • the development and testing of innovative response technologies and methodologies.
  • enhanced quality and interoperability of response capacities These activities will be undertaken on a pilot basis and their results will be presented to relevant working groups and the Civil Protection Committee to inform debate on more structural solutions.

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Actions aimed at enhancing the cooperation with enlargement and Neighbourhood countries through a closer cooperation with the UCPM and its Participating States.

Projects should be complementary and should take stock of achievements of relevant activities undertaken at European level using Union funds. Please check the prevention and preparedness projects' database:

Expected Impact:

The EU response capacity is enhanced through a better pooling of teams, assets and expertise.

Additional response capacities are made available to the European Emergency Response Capacity and the European Medical Corps.

Plans are developed to increase the efficiency of disaster response.

The quality and interoperability of EU response capacities are improved.

Approaches to meet specific civil protection and marine pollution needs and/or challenges at regional and cross border level are assessed, tested and evaluated.

The preparedness of IPA II beneficiaries not participating in the Mechanism or European Neighbourhood Policy country is increased through a closer cooperation with the UCPM and its Participating States.

For more information about EU disaster risk management:

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  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: Described in section 5 of the Call document
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: Described in sections 5 and 6 of the Call document
  3. Evaluation

    3.1. Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: Described in sections 8 of the Call document

    3.2. For submission and evaluation process, see the Guide for applicants and Call document
  4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
  5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement: described in section 3 of the Call document
  6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    UCPM Internal Action Grant (UCPM-INT-AG) and External Action Grant (UCPM-EXT-AG): 
    Standard proposal template  
    Form for notification of the national civil protection or maritime authority
    Model Grant Agreement - Multi-Beneficiary   
  7. Additional documents:
    Annual work programme 2018

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Type of Action UCPM External Action Grant [UCPM-EXT-AG]
Topic Preparedness in civil protection and marine pollution - UCPM-2018-PP-PREP-AG
Type of Action UCPM Internal Action Grant [UCPM-INT-AG]
Topic Preparedness in civil protection and marine pollution - UCPM-2018-PP-PREP-AG
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