Kick-off meeting on January 18, 2017 in Brussels of project “SAVEMEDCOASTS”, one of the 26 projects funded by the call 2016 of DG-ECHO

SAVEMEDCOASTS, project funded by the Call “Proposals for Prevention and Preparedness in Civil Protection and marine Pollution” of DG-ECHO

On January 18,2017 was held in the premises of DG ECHO in Brussels, the Kick-Off Meeting of the project SAVEMEDCOASTS – Sea level rise scenarios along the Mediterranean coasts” .

SAVEMEDCOASTS , promoted by CGIAM and INGV, is one of the 26 projects funded by the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) within the Call 2016 “Prevention and Preparedness Projects in Civil Protection and marine Pollution”.

The call objective was to select projects able to support and integrate the efforts of the Member States and Third Countries in prevention and preparedness activities in the field of civil protection and marine pollution with a focus on the areas where a common european approach is more important.

The SAVEMEDCOASTS project, focused on the Prevention priority, aims to respond to the need for people and assets prevention from natural disasters in Mediterranean coastal areas undergoing to increasing sea level rise and climate change impacts.

Project objectives are:

  • Supporting civil protection at different levels and with different tools and methods, to produce exhaustive risk assessments for different periods;
  • Improving governance and raising community awareness towards the impacts of sea level rise and related hazard;
  • Fostering cooperation amongst science, affected communities and civil protection organizations within and between targeted Mediterranean areas.

Objective  of Kick-Off was to introduce and discuss the activities of the 26 projects awarded within the call for proposals 2016.

Moreover, the participants jointed to the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) tours, in which its functions and activities have been described.

 For further information and updates, please visit the project website

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