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TOPIC : Prevention in civil protection and marine pollution

Topic identifier: UCPM-2018-PP-PREV-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:

Support and complement the efforts of Member States in the field of disaster prevention, focusing on areas where cooperation provides added value and complement existing cooperation frameworks/instruments provided by relevant EU macro-regional strategies.

Support the IPA II beneficiaries and the European Neighbourhood Policy countries in the field of disaster prevention and improve their cooperation with the Mechanism and its Participating States.



1. Projects promoting the linkages between multi-hazard assessments of risks, including from climate change, risk management capabilities assessments with risk management, preparedness and response planning.

2. Projects supporting the development of disaster risk reduction strategies, taking into account climate change adaptation.

3. Projects supporting risk awareness and risk communication with a focus on border regions, cross-border and regional dimensions.

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:
  1. Improved cooperation, exchange of good practices and support for capacity building in prevention actions outlined in Chapter 2 of Decision No 1313/2013/EU (including risk assessment, risk management planning, risk prevention measures).
  2. Improved links between relevant actors and policies throughout the disaster management cycle (prevention – preparedness – response - recovery), and with relevant actors and policies beyond, e.g. climate change adaptation policies;
  3. Improved cross border and macro regional cooperation in disaster prevention;
  4. Improved knowledge base on disaster risks and disaster prevention policies, and raising awareness of disaster prevention which would also contribute to better understanding of and adapting to the future impacts of climate change;

Contributing to the implementation of the Sendai international framework for disaster risk reduction and to the support of the EC Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre.

For more information about EU disaster risk management policies:

Topic conditions and documents


Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  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 Prevention in civil protection and marine pollution - UCPM-2018-PP-PREV-AG
Type of Action UCPM Internal Action Grant [UCPM-INT-AG]
Topic Prevention in civil protection and marine pollution - UCPM-2018-PP-PREV-AG
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