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Directorate General of Civil Protection and Emergencies

Madrid, 26/02/2020

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Information day on the Annual Programme of EU Civil Protection

Responsible of the General Directorate of Civil Protection and Emergencies have provided explanations about the procedures to be followed and institutions who got funding for their projects in previous competitions have shared your experience

The Annual Work Programme of the European Union for Civil Protection has a budget of a maximum of 148,2 million euros that will be used to fund research projects and other activities related to the prevention and preparedness of disasters in the EU and in third countries.

The Day has also been informed about other possibilities of funding initiatives within the european Programme Horizon 2020

The National School of Civil Protection, has welcomed today the Information Day organized by the Directorate General of Civil Protection and Emergencies to disseminate between different public agencies and private Spanish the Annual Programme 2020 of the Civil Protection of the European Union.

With a budget of around 148,2 million euros, the Annual Work Program serves to finance research projects and other activities related to the prevention and preparedness of disasters in the EU and in third countries.

The goal of the Day is to acquaint the stakeholders -mostly representatives of Public Administrations, Universities and Research Centres, partners of the Administration and the private sector, alongside non-governmental organisations, a complete information on the submission of projects that conform to the technical requirements and administrative demands of the European Union.

During the Day, in addition to the experts of the Directorate General of Civil Protection and Emergencies, the coordinators of the projects Spanish RECIPE (Reinforcing Civil Protection and Emergencies capabilities into risk planning process) and OPES (Indoor-Outdoor Positionig System for Emergency Staff), which succeeded in 2019 european funding through the Annual Program, have been shared with the attendees his experience.

On the other hand, the participants were able to learn about the funding possibilities offered by the european Programme Horizon 2020. Responsible for projects in this Program have been exposed to the process followed for the completion of projects as ambitious as the Anywhere (EnhANcing emergencY management and response to extreme WeatHER and climate Events), in which the Directorate General of Civil Protection and Emergencies has been involved in a very active way.

This Day, which has been held for several years at the National School of Civil Protection, has focused on the process of submission of the proposal and on the results of projects with Spanish participation are in the phase of implementation.

It has also been highlighted to support in the management of the same has been provided by the Directorate General of Civil Protection and Emergencies, as well as the Subdirectorate-General of Information Systems and Communications Security (SGSICS) of the Ministry of the Interior.

The European Commission has funded 123 projects between 2014 and 2019. In 2019, the European Commission selected 11 projects, 6 of which counted with the participation of Spanish.

The announcement of this year plans to launch projects in the month of September and gives a fundamental character to the involvement of end-users.

Official press release from the Interior Ministry http://www.interior.gob.es/prensa/noticias/-/asset_publisher/GHU8Ap6ztgsg/content/id/11560628

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