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Joint efforts against natural disasters

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to ensure a fast working cross-border interaction and cooperation in case of emergency situations caused by man-made or natural disasters.

What’s the budget?

937,151.73 euro, out of which 796,578.96 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Mezdra Municipality (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Mehedinti County Gendarmes Inspectorate, Mehedinti County (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 13.09.2018

End date: 12.03.2021

Duration: 30 months

Where is it happening?

Mehedinti in Romania

Vratsa in Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?

  • elaboration of well-structured common action plans and strategies
  • coordination of the joint initiatives such as: know - how sharing, trainings, resources and equipment sharing
  • constant monitoring of the current situation and identification of potential risks
  • involvement of the population through delivery of information about possible risks and appropriate behavior in order to avoid and minimize them
  • introduction of measures and rules for prevention of natural and man-made hazards on a local and cross-border level
  • implementation of early warning system where this would lead to specific preventive actions
  • modernization of tools and equipment needed to perform the specific tasks and actions
  • landslide area reconstruction

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

Programme outputs: 1 joint partnership in the field of joint early warning and emergency response, 22,000 people benefiting from actions of risk management and from flood protection measures, 385,000 people benefiting from forest fire protection measures

Programme results: increased quality of the joint risk management in the CBC area

Project status

The project is under implementation. The current progress has been made:

The LB, Mezdra Municipality, has finished the implementation of the works activities for Landslide reconstruction for strengthening the landslide in Ignatitsa village, the permission for use was issued on 28th of February 2020 by the Directorate for National Construction Control from Bulgarian.

The B2, Mehedinti County Gendarmes Inspectorate, finished the public procurement procedure for specialized fire extinguishing equipment and the followings equipment were delivered: Multifunctional vehicles with crane and hooklift, Mobile container equipped to transport materials and for Pickup 4X4 vehicle with double cabin.

The project does not have its own website, but information about the project can be found accessing LB’s own website


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