EU Civil Protection Mechanism

The EU Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) was established in 2001 to strengthen the cooperation and coordination between the European Union and the Member States in the field of civil protection.


Calls are published regularly on the Funding & Tender Opportunities web server.


Decision 1313/2013/EU of 17 December 2013 on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism | OJ L 347/924 , 20.12.2013
Commission Implementing Decision of 16 October 2014 laying down rules for the implementation of Decision 1313/2013/EU on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism | OJ L 320/01, 6.11.2014
Regulation 2021/836 of 20 May 2021 amending Decision No 1313/2013/EU on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism | OJ L 185/01, 26.5.2021


European Court of Auditors. Special report no 33/2016: Union Civil Protection Mechanism: the coordination of responses to disasters outside the EU has been broadly effective | OJ C 19/03, 20.1.2017
Report on the Interim Evaluation of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism for the period 2014-2016 | COM(2017) 460 final, 30.8.2017
Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on consolidating the EU Civil Protection Mechanism in order to improve the EU’s capacity to react in the face of extreme events, including those occurring outside its territory | OJ C 290/05, 29.7.2022

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