IPA FLOODS

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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End of IPA FLOODS – VARAŽDIN 2017: first images and special thanks

October 13th, 2017|Comments Off on End of IPA FLOODS – VARAŽDIN 2017: first images and special thanks

The IPA FLOODS Consortium thanks the more than five hundred professionals and experts involved in the Regional Field Exercise IPA FLOODS - VARAŽDIN 2017: the [...]

Last steps to IPA FLOODS – VARAŽDIN 2017: HPC and FC instruction sessions and Exercise Final Planning Conference

September 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Last steps to IPA FLOODS – VARAŽDIN 2017: HPC and FC instruction sessions and Exercise Final Planning Conference

MSB expert on FC with the National FC Team from Montenegro Summer 2017 was dedicated to the handover of the equipment and materials [...]

A precious resource for civil protection workers dealing with floods: The Water and Sanitation Safety Planning Compendium

July 25th, 2017|Comments Off on A precious resource for civil protection workers dealing with floods: The Water and Sanitation Safety Planning Compendium

While this Water and Sanitation Safety Planning Compendium might seem a little far from civil protection and flood response issues, it deals with very important [...]

Eighth edition of the IPA FLOODS Newsletter on line!

July 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Eighth edition of the IPA FLOODS Newsletter on line!

At a glance the last activities carried out under IPA FLOODS Lot 2 starting from spring 2017 and those planned until the official closure of [...]

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