IPA FLOODS National Focal Points

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Act as member of the IPA FLOODS Steering Group;
  • Facilitate Programme-related communication and information exchange both within his/her organization and at national level where appropriate;
  • Provide strategic guidance and advice and support with the implementation of IPA FLOODS activities involving his/her organization, including by providing recommendations for adjustments and corrective measures to Programme implementation;
  • Support networking at national and regional levels, including for the purpose of reinforcing the cooperation between National Disaster Management Authorities and National Water Management Authorities and/or agencies and institutions in the Beneficiaries engaged in implementing measures for effective flood risk prevention;
  • Provide support with monitoring progress of Programme activities and participate in the conduction of Programme evaluations.

National Focal Points Contacts

The Programme Steering Group

The Steering Group has been set up to provide general directions on the implementation of the IPA Floods Programme – both Lot 1 and Lot 2 – as well as toendorse work plan and the Programme deliverables. It is composed of representatives of all Consortium membersrepresentatives from each Beneficiary Country (e.g. focal persons of the target institutions), representatives from the European Commission (DGECHO). Other relevant EC Directorate Generals (e.g. DG ELARG, Joint Research Centre) and international bodies (the Sava River Commission, the Regional Cooperation Council and the Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Initiative for South Eastern Europe Secretariat and other relevant UN organisations) will be encouraged to participate in the periodical meetings to ensure a timely exchange of information. The Steering Committee is serving also as a forum for sharing information and experience exchange on regional cooperation, by offering opportunities to reflect over common challenges existing in the Region and facilitating partnerships among multiple stakeholders, fostering synergies with similar ongoing initiatives and ensure sustainability of results achieved. At least three Steering Group Meetings will be convened during the IPA Floods Programme lifespan.