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ROBG 417


CBC partnership Tsenovo-Hotarele-Greaca against nature risks

What’s the goal?

The main objective of the project is to improve joint risk management in the CBC area through the development and adoption of a joint cross-border partnership between Tsenovo Municipality, Hotarele Commune and Greaca Commune so that they can better co-ordinate and react efficiently in emergency situations caused by natural disasters, such as flood, fire, heat waves, landslides, rain/snow storms.

What’s the budget?

854.258,96 euro, out of which 726.120,10euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Tsenovo Municipality (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Territorial Administrative Unit Hotarele Commune (Romania)

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Territorial Administrative Unit Greaca Commune (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 31.07.2018

End date: 30.07.2020

Duration: 24 months

Where is it happening?

Giurgiu (Romania)

Ruse (Bulgaria)

How is it going to happen?                      

  • Elaboration of a common strategy on better co-ordination and efficient reactions of a joint cross-border partnership between the project partners
  • Set up of harmonized integrated tools for risk prevention and mitigation through the development of a joint mechanism for risk prevention, mitigation and coordination
  • Exchange of experience and knowledge, including raising awareness in the field of efficient risk prevention and management in the cross-border area (including training and learning programmes, community-based training initiatives, information sheets, brochures about natural and anthropic hazards) targeted at specific target groups (children/youth, development planners, emergency managers, local government officials, etc.) through the organization of 3 awareness raising campaigns and 3 trainings on the hazards and risk and on the measures for their mitigation, management, reduction.

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

Programme outputs: 10,975 Population benefiting from flood protection measures

10,975 Population benefiting from forest fire protection measures

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

Project status

The project is ongoing and so far the following progress has been registered:

- The internal project management teams on behalf of all 3 partners have been assigned;

- The contract for elaboration of a strategy on better co-ordination and efficient reactions of a joint CBC partnership have been signed;

- All 3 partners have signed their contracts for delivery of specialized equipment and the Tractor and Backhoe on behalf of Beneficiary 2 have been delivered;

- The contract for elaboration of a common study on risk management in Romania-Bulgaria cross-border region have been signed;

- 2 press conferences have been organized one on 11.12.2018 in Tsenovo Municipality and another one on 13.12.2018 in Hotarele Commune.

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