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CBC partnership Tsenovo-Hotarele-Greaca against nature risks

What’s the goal?

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: 30.07.2021

Duration: 36 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 finalized and the main achievements are as follows:

- 1 joint partnership have been concluded between the 3 Project Partners;

- The Strategy on better co-ordination and efficient reactions of a joint CBC partnership have been elaborated;

- 3 round tables have been organised, one on 09.12.2019 in Tsenovo Municipality, another one on 12.12.2019 in Hotarele Commune and the third one on 13.12.2019 in Greaca Commune for Key stakeholders (regional and local authorities and institutions, etc.) within the Ruse-Giurgiu cross-border region;

- All of the intervention equipment in the field of hazard management and disaster resilience foreseen within the project have been delivered to the Beneficiaries, namely: 1. On behalf of LB - a specialized automobile with a 4x4 wheel formula, high clearance to perform tasks in severe weather conditions and heavy terrains, flooded areas, forest areas and fires, along with a blade for snow removal, a sandblasting device and a special equipment that will be used to clean drainage and irrigation channels, ditches, banquets, drainage, grass and shrub removal, and maintenance of fire bands;

2. On behalf of B2 - a backhoe and a tractor equipped with all the necessary technical accessories in order to intervene in case of floods;

3. On behalf of B3 – a tractor, along with a snowblade, snow blower and a trailer;

- The Common Study on risk management in the Romania-Bulgaria cross-border region have been elaborated;

- The project web platform that will provide assistance for risk prevention, mitigation and coordination have been developed and can be found on;


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