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1st Operational Trainings High Capacity Pumping – Flood Containment (Lot 2), Southern Germany, 26 March – 1 April 2017

The Programme for Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Floods in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Floods account for the major share of natural disasters in the Western Balkans and Turkey. The often disastrous trans-boundary effects of extreme flooding events on lives, properties and economic productivity in the region emphasize the need for improved measures for coordinated preparedness for response by neighbouring countries, including through cooperation with the Union Civil Protection Mechanism, and integrated flood risk management – encompassing prevention – as approached at EU level.
The Conclusions issued from the International Donors Conference for Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina convened on May 2014 highlighted the necessity to implement flood prevention and flood risk management in line with the EU Floods Directive, cooperate regionally for river basin management and develop civil protection mechanisms.
The Programme for Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Floods in the Western Balkans and Turkey (“The Programme” or “IPA FLOODS“) – funded by the European Commission,DG ECHO through the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) – is intended to increase Beneficiaries’ capacity to ensure proper flood risk management at national, regional and EU levels… find out more here 

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3rd IPA FLOODS Steering Group Meeting, Skopje, 24 January 2017

January 26th, 2017|Comments Off on 3rd IPA FLOODS Steering Group Meeting, Skopje, 24 January 2017

IPA FLOODS Steering Group Members, namely the Focal Points in the Beneficiaries, EC DG ECHO and Programme Consortium representatives, gathered in Skopje on 24 January [...]

On 24 January Skopje hosting the 3rd IPA FLOODS Steering Group Meeting

January 21st, 2017|Comments Off on On 24 January Skopje hosting the 3rd IPA FLOODS Steering Group Meeting

On next 24 January, the implementing Consortium of the EU-funded Programme for Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Floods in the Western Balkans and Turkey - [...]

Split 13 – 15 December 2016: IPA FLOODS Beneficiaries called to finalise concepts of the national teams for High Capacity Pumping (“HCP”) and Flood Containment (“FC”)

December 12th, 2016|Comments Off on Split 13 – 15 December 2016: IPA FLOODS Beneficiaries called to finalise concepts of the national teams for High Capacity Pumping (“HCP”) and Flood Containment (“FC”)

From 13 to 15 December 2016 Split (Croatia) will host the last working group meeting convened for the “Development of National Teams and Beneficiary Specific [...]

EU FLOODS Directive: set of Recommandations and Guidelines now available

November 3rd, 2016|Comments Off on EU FLOODS Directive: set of Recommandations and Guidelines now available

It is now possible to consult online the Guidelines for the implementation of EU Floods Directive and Memeber States Good Practices and the set of [...]

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