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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

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

Regarding the works of reconstruction of the landslides on behalf of the LB, the protocol for starting the works was signed on 18.07.2019 and the works start the next day after the protocol was signed. JS visited the premises on the 5th of November and the works for the reconstruction of the landslide were in accordance with the execution schedule.

B2 prepared and launched the public procurement procedure for acquisition of Multifunctional vehicles with crane and hooklift, Mobile container to transport materials and for Pickup 4X4 vehicle with double cabin.

The project did not develop a dedicated website, but info on the project can be found @ LB’s own website

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