EU and World Bank create new facility to strengthen capacity of civil protection in Europe

ByEuropean Commission

EU and World Bank create new facility to strengthen capacity of civil protection in Europe

With initial funding of €6 million in 2024, the EU will help civil protection authorities of EU Member States, EU Civil Protection Mechanism Participating States, and Georgia and Kosovo to bolster their capacity to achieve the Disaster Resilience Goals.

The European Commission launches a new financial support instrument targeting national civil protection authorities, to begin with a three-year pilot phase to enhance disaster prevention and preparedness in the EU and beyond.

The Technical Assistance Financing Facility for Disaster Prevention and Preparedness supports projects, studies, and training in disaster and climate resilience and promotes the sharing of knowledge among countries on disaster risk management. The World Bank will implement the activities with financing from the European Commission.

As a result of this financing tool, civil protection authorities will increase their technical capacity to prevent disasters and will be better equipped when a disaster strikes.