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P.S. (ROBG-125)

Partners in Safety

What’s the goal?

The project is aiming to improve the capacity to react and solve emergency situations caused by snowdrifts and icing phenomena, floods and fires in cross border area Boynitsa (Bulgaria)- Brăniştea, Broşteni (Romania)

What’s the budget?

1,040,809.39 euro, out of which 884,687.98 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead beneficiary (LB): Territorial Administrative Brăniştea Commune(RO)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Boynitsa Municipality (BG)

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Territorial Administrative Unit- Broşteni Commune (RO)

When is it happening?

Start date: 17.03.2017

End date: 16.03.2020

Duration: 36 months

Where is it happening?

Vidin in Bulgaria.

Mehedinţi in Romania.

How is it going to happen?

  • acquisition of special equipment for dealing with emergency situations caused by snowdrifts and icing phenomena, floods and fires;
  • an unified risk management system (common procedures and measures for risk management);

What will be the results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Project outputs: 6.409 people benefiting from actions of risk management, 4.692 people benefiting from flood protection measures, 1.827 people benefiting from forest fire protection measures, 1 joint partnership in the field of joint early warning and emergency response

Programme results:improved quality of joint risk management

Project status

The project implementation period ended on 16.03.2020 and the following objectives have been achieved:

All partners purchased the necessary equipment for dealing with emergencies caused by snowdrifts and icing phenomena, floods and fires:

LB – UAT Branistea purchased the special equipment for dealing with emergency situations caused by snowdrifts and icing phenomena: 1 Special Vehicle for first intervention and control-fires and floods, 1 Tractor, 1 Tipper trailer, 1 Backhoe,1 Snow plough, 10 Fire proximity suits and 10 Fire extinguishers.

B2 Boynitsa Municipality purchased a specialized base car with coupling equipment /Snow Blower/for road maintenance during winter conditions - snow-plough.

B3 – UAT Brosteni also purchased the equipment foreseen in the application form: 1 Tractor, 1 Tipper trailer, 1 Backhoe, 1 Snow plough and 1 Autocistern.

The purchased equipment helps 6.409 people from actions of risk management within the regions Branistea and Brosteni in RO and Boynitsa in BG. Also, 4.692 inhabitants are benefiting from flood protection measures (Branistea and Brosteni in RO) and 1.827 people are benefiting from forest fire protection measures (Branistea Commune).

The three project beneficiaries have concluded the final stage in the process of establishing a functional cooperation and signed a Trilateral Memorandum of Partnership. It expounds the Beneficiaries` consolidated descriptions and possible solutions for enhancing the institutional capacity in disasters and crisis in the risk management.

As a results of the implementation of the project: “Increasing the quality of the joint risk management in the CBC area”, the project beneficiaries developed an Unified Risk Management System. The established frames and the documentation developed in reference to the creating the Unified Risk Management System are available for the General public and interested public authorities, on the web sites of the three project beneficiaries as it follows: LB – https://www.branistea.ro/index.php/consiliul-local/proiecte, B2 – www.obshtina-boinica.com/bg/ and B3 – https://primaria-brosteni.ro/anunturi-recente/ . Also, the project beneficiaries have assured uninterrupted access of the materials and the principal documents also by e-mail and telephone.

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