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DJ-VR: R.A.E.S – ROBG-195

Co-ordinated and efficient reactions of the authorities in the emergency situations in Dolj-Vratsa region

What’s the goal?

To improve the joint risk management in DJ-VR cross-border area.

What’s the budget?

5,935,643.42 euro, out of which 5,045,296.89 ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 31,811 euro for Lead Beneficiary, 0 euro for Beneficiary 2 and 908,859 euro for Beneficiary 3.

Who is doing it?

Lead beneficiary (LB): Territorial Administrative Unit Dolj County (Romania)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Inspectorate for Emergency Situations Oltenia (Romania)

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Municipality of Vratsa (Bulgaria)

When is it happening?

Start date: 22.12.2017

End date: 21.12.2023

Duration: 72 months

Where is it happening?

Dolj County, Romania

Vratsa District, Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?

  • Establishment of the Unit for Emergency Situations Interventions in cross-border area – Craiova UESI;
  • Emergency intervention equipment endowment of the Unit for Emergency Situations Interventions in cross-border area – Craiova;
  • Establishment of a cross-border point for improving the mitigation capacity of authorities in emergency situations and disasters in Vratsa;
  • Joint exercises for simulating cross-border disasters in Dolj and Vratsa;
  • Raising awareness campaign in case of risk situations;
  • Organizing press conferences at the beginning,midterm and end of the project in Vratsa and respectively in Dolj;
  • Elaboration of information and publicity materials (temporary and permanent billboards, roll-up banner for events with public/stakeholders participation, personalized folders, notepads, pens, leaflets and brochures);

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

Programme outputs:

- 793,504 people benefiting from actions of risk management, 793,504 people benefiting from flood protection measures, 1 joint partnership in the field of joint early warning and emergency response

Programme results: increased quality of joint risk managementin the CBC area

Project status (reflected in progress reports)

Currently, the project is under implementation. The following results were reported:

2 firefighting vehicles with a capacity of 9,000 l each were purchased, with a delivery term of 7 months from the date of signing the contract (22.02.2023).

BL relocated the Intervention Unit. The new location has been identified nearby and LB has already signed the contract for the execution of works on the new site. The works will be completed in a period of 14 months from commencement of works (the beginning of August 2022).

It was registered a progress of 85% of the construction works for the Unit for Emergency Situations Interventions for cross-border.

IT and electronic equipment were purchased and delivered to equip UESI Craiova.

The following equipment was purchased by B3: "Medical equipment for monitoring vital signs", "Emergency transport ventilation system for command and assisted ventilation with integrated oxygen cylinder", "High capacity 4x4 pickup truck", "Specialized vehicle for transport of blood products and human organs for transplantation' and 'Ambulance with incubator for the transport of newborns'. The contracts are signed for "Heavy vehicle for intervention in case of truck accidents", "Technical vehicle for rescue", "Vehicle with snow plow and device for spreading sand and salt" and "RIB boat (Rigid inflatable boat) with trailer for Transport".


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