Civil Protection

EU provides €600 million to strengthen rescEU firefighting fleet

The Commission is financing the purchase of new firefighting planes to increase the aerial firefighting capacity of rescEU, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism's strategic crisis response reserve. €600 million in EU funds will be used to purchase 12 new planes, which will be hosted across 6 EU Member States: Croatia, France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, and […]

Preventing and managing disaster risk in Europe

Report on progress on implementation of article 6 of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism. Preventing and managing disaster risk in Europe

EU and World Bank create new facility to strengthen capacity of civil protection in Europe

With initial funding of €6 million in 2024, the EU will help civil protection authorities of EU Member States, EU Civil Protection Mechanism Participating States, and Georgia and Kosovo[1] to bolster their capacity to achieve the Disaster Resilience Goals. Today, the European Commission launches a new financial support instrument targeting national civil protection authorities to […]

Latin America and the Caribbean: EU strengthens disaster preparedness cooperation and releases €43 million aid fund

Today, Commissioner Janez Lenarčič is announcing the release of €43 million in humanitarian aid for the whole Latin American and Caribbean region in 2023. The announcement will be made at the event ‘Disaster preparedness saves lives', co-hosted by the EU and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), during the EU-Latin America and […]

Over €106 million for first pan-European field hospital #rescEU

The Commission is allocating €106.2 million to Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania and Türkiye to develop the new rescEU EMT (Emergency Medical Team) capability. The objective is to boost emergency medical support to populations affected by large-scale natural or man-made disasters. The project will establish 3 Emergency Medical Teams Type 2 (EMT2), which […]

Development of new emergency shelter reserves with €116 million #rescEU

To further strengthen emergency response, the EU is developing its own shelter reserves that can be deployed in the context of crises or disasters that overwhelm national response capacities. The EU is today allocating €116.6 million to Croatia, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Türkiye to procure and host new rescEU shelter reserves able to accommodate […]

Opinion of the EESC on consolidating the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

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 (Exploratory opinion at the request of the French presidency)

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 FOR PROPOSALS Calls are published regularly on the Funding & Tender Opportunities web server. LEGAL BASIS Decision 1313/2013/EU of 17 December 2013 on a […]