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EU’s support to disaster risk management

5 December 2014
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A two-day conference on disaster risk management was held in Yerevan on 3 -4 December, initiated by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia and the NGO “Emergency Channel”. The conference was aimed at addressing emergency information and communication issues as integral parts of disaster risk reduction (DRR), and at compiling global best practices on public awareness. The conference was organised in relation to the second phase of the EU-funded “Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-Made Disasters in the Eastern Partnership East Region” programme (PPRD 2).
The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, noted that DRR required joint cooperation and consistent attention on both the regional and local level: ‘EU support is a key expression of solidarity towards Armenia. Over the past years the EU has contributed to DRR in Armenia, to which it is vulnerable as a result of its geography. In this regard, the EU has launched several initiatives, including this project’.
IMG_8285 PPRD 2 is a continuation of EU support to civil protection and disaster risk management in the Eastern Neighbourhood and a follow-up to the PPRD East programme (PPRD 1). PPRD 1 was implemented over 45 months in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, and was successfully concluded on 16 September 2014. PPRD 2 will focus on 5 hazards: floods, earthquakes, landslides, wild fires and industrial hazard.

EU’s support to disaster risk management

A two-day conference on disaster risk management was held in Yerevan on 3 -4 December, initiated by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia and the NGO “Emergency Channel”. The conference was aimed at addressing emergency information and communication issues as integral parts of disaster risk reduction (DRR), and at compiling global best practices on public awareness. The conference was organised in relation to the second phase of the EU-funded “Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-Made Disasters in the Eastern Partnership East Region” programme (PPRD 2). The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, noted that DRR required joint cooperation and consistent attention on both the regional and local level: ‘EU support is a key expression of solidarity towards Armenia. Over the past years the EU has contributed to DRR in Armenia, to which it is vulnerable as a result of its geography. In this regard, the EU has launched several initiatives, including this project’. IMG_8285 PPRD 2 is a continuation of EU support to civil protection and disaster risk management in the Eastern Neighbourhood and a follow-up to the PPRD East programme (PPRD 1). PPRD 1 was implemented over 45 months in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, and was successfully concluded on 16 September 2014. PPRD 2 will focus on 5 hazards: floods, earthquakes, landslides, wild fires and industrial hazard.