Under the overarching theme “Towards faster, greener & smarter emergency management”, the Forum tackled 4 policy axes:
STRENGHTEN CLIMATE RESILIENCE - Preparing for extreme weather events
PROTECT OUR CITIZENS - Adapting to new risks
EUROPE IN THE WORLD - Reaching beyond geographical boundaries
EMBRACE INNOVATION & DIGITALISATION - Pooling our knowledge
With disasters and natural hazards becoming more frequent and severe, a group of experts and policymakers will come together to discuss and find ways to strengthen civil protection cooperation and response.
June 27, the PPRD East 3 team met with National Programme Chairs, National Focal Points and other representatives from our Partner Countries, all gathered in Brussels for the first European Civil Protection Forum in four years. The focus of the morning session was to discuss the long term strategy of the programme and the sustainability of programme results.
PPRD East 3 also participated in the warm-up session “Europe in the World: The Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) as a regional cooperation model”, where our Team Leader Peter Glerum was a panelist in the interactive session, where the audience could react on the proposals and the main priorities presented.
June 28, Davide Miozzo, Deputy Team Leader and Early Warning expert spoke in the session Europe in the world: UCPM as a model for Regional Cooperation.
”The DRM Community tends to place lots of efforts in finding solutions to future catastrophic events, by doing so we sometimes loose the overall perspective and forget that some of our European neighbours have already found some of the answers. One of the merits of the UCPM is that it consistently supports us in developing networks and reliable partnerships that facilitate this circulation of expertise”, Mr Miozzo said after the event.
We were also happy to meet visitors and partners at the PPRD East 3 stand where we had the opportunity to discuss programme objectives and sustainability of programme results, as well as to exchange experience.