Joint emergency interventions in Serbian and Bulgarian cross-border region

Project code:CB007.1.31.247
Project call:CB007.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:3.1 Joint Risk Management
Type of project:Investment
Project duration in months:24
Project final contract amount:585459.69 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:23.11.2016
Project end date:22.11.2018
Project intervention field:087 - Adaptation to climate change measures and prevention and management of climate related risks e.g. erosion, fires, flooding, storms and drought, including awareness raising, civil protection and disaster management systems and infrastructures
Project summary:

Project aim: 1. To strengthen cross-border cooperation between Serbian and Bulgarian emergency management authorities in order to reduce the effects of floods, landslides and other natural and manmade disasters 2. To improve the capacities of the cross-border area and target municipalities in Serbia and Bulgaria to jointly manage disaster risks.

Planned activities: Training Programme elaboration; procurement of equipment; Joint Response Plan elaboration; Joint field exercise scenario preparation; Training courses for management and operational staff; Seminar for local authorities on coordinated flood response and management; Joint field exercise.

Expected results: 1. Improved operational capacity of the emergency management authorities in the project area 2. Improved cooperation of the local emergency management authorities in the project area for joint cross-border interventions 3. Improved cooperation and coordination mechanisms of Serbian and Bulgarian national emergency management authorities 4. Joint protocols and communication channels established 5. Joint training programmes adopted 6. Joint intervention procedures adopted 7. Improved capacities of local institutions for emergency response 8. Awareness of the general population of the target municipalities about disaster risk management raised.


Leading partner
Sector for Emergency Management - Ministry of Interior (SEM MoI), Republic of Serbia
Directorate General Fire Safety and Civil Protection - Ministry of the Interior, Republic of Bulgaria