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“Joint risk prevention and management system for Gradinari – Malu - Byala communities for a safe and developed cross-border region”

What’s the goal?

The project is aiming at achieving a better joint management of the risk situation in cross border area Byala (Pleven, Bulgaria) - Grădinari, Malu (Giurgiu, România)

What’s the budget?

705,521.22 euro, out of which 599,693.04 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 6.036 euro

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Territorial Administrative Grădinari, Commune

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Territorial Administrative Unit- Malu Commune

Beneficiary 3 (B3)Municipality of Byala

When is it happening?

Start date: 31.12.2016

End date: 30.03.2019

Duration: 27 months

Where is it happening?

Pleven, Bulgaria

Giurgiu, România

How is it going to happen?                      

  • Creating a joint system for cross-border risk management
  • Purchase logistics and equipment for dealing with emergency situations
  • A joint Guidelines for common management of natural hazards and other emergency situations in Byala, Grădinari and Malu
  • Joint applications in floods, fire and winter-related hazards
  • Awareness campaigns on risk management

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

Programme outputs: 18.179 people benefiting from actions of risk management, 18.179 people benefiting from flood protection measures, 18.179 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 risk management

Project status

The internal management team was set up and the LB contracted consultancy services for management, while B2 has contracted consultancy services in public procurement. First press conference was held on 28th of March 2017

A training of the Joint Coordinating Committee members was organized in Giurgiu (03.05.2017) in cooperation with the Cross Border Center for Management and Coordination of the Interventions, as well as two working groups in Malu (22.06.2017) and Byala (25.07.2017).

The public procurement procedures for emergency situation equipment were finalized by all project partners and the equipment (2 Backhoes, 2 motor pumps, 3 electric power generators, tractor with trailer and snow blade, water and foam truck, portable radio stations and mobile phones tanker). The tractor and electrical power generator delivered to the LB, however, were not compliant with the technical specifications and the related contracts were terminated. The procurement procedures were relaunched and are ongoing.

Guidelines for common management of natural hazards and other emergency situations in Byala, Gradinari, Malu have been elaborated. Also, a broad awareness campaign on risk management, including 12 seminars in schools and 4 public debates with public institutions, was implemented in Byala, Gradinari, Malu. The joint applications „Floods” and “Fire” were also organized in Byala (03.05.2018) and Malu (05.06.2018).

The project website was created and launched:


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