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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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Spring 2017 starts with first HCP – FC operational trainings under IPA FLOODS Programme Lot 2

March 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Spring 2017 starts with first HCP – FC operational trainings under IPA FLOODS Programme Lot 2

From 26 March to 1 April 2017, Deggendorf (Southern Germany) will host the operational training for the 60 designated members of the national teams High [...]

Outcomes of the last Programme Steering Group Meeting and more on the next IPA FLOODS Activities in the 7th Issue of the IPA FLOODS Programme Newsletter!

February 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Outcomes of the last Programme Steering Group Meeting and more on the next IPA FLOODS Activities in the 7th Issue of the IPA FLOODS Programme Newsletter!

7th Edition of the IPA FLOODS Newsletter is on line! December 2016 marked the closure of the Lot 1. This issue is therefore dedicated to [...]

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 - [...]

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