Network of European Hubs for Civil Protection and Crisis Management
The objective of the project is to develop a concept for European hubs for civil protection and disaster management. The main role of the hubs will be to ensure an optimum use of the disaster risk management knowledge and expertise that exists in Europe, through its further integration into existing practice, and vice versa. The project will develop one European pilot hub, focused on wildfires risk management. The project brings together four components:
- study and analysis,
- applied sciences for risk assessment to support decision-making process in emergency response,
- preparedness actions, such as multinational specialised training and exercises, and
- increased response capabilities.
The project ensures the linkage of different phases of the disaster risk management cycle. A model for other risks, such as floods and new emerging risks, will be put forward based on the experience of the pilot hub. The project is implemented by a consortium led by ECORYS and funded by the European Commission Civil Protection Financial Instrument.