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ROBG 416


“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

Target at the half of the implementation period: 280,000 euro for LB and 120,000 euro for B2

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Mezdra Municipality (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Gendarmerie Inspectorate, Mehedinți 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 in the 8th month of implementation out of 30 months. So far, Lead Beneficiary concluded a contract for the translation and interpretation services, while Beneficiary 2 purchased part of the envisaged equipment necessary for the successful implementation of the project.

Related to the reconstruction of the landslide, a contract was signed in behalf of Lead Beneficiary.


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