Community Opposition of Disastrous Events

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Community Opposition of Disastrous Events - ROBG-21

What is the purpose?

To increase local capacity in rural areas of Romania-Bulgaria border region (regions of Dolj in Romania, Vidin and Montana in Bulgaria) for disasters’ prevention and mitigation trough development of extended volunteer units and their better preparation, including in a cross-border context. 

What is the budget?

280.566,42 euro, from which 238.481,46 euro FEDR

Who implements the project?

Lead beneficiary (LB): Vasiliada Association

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Free Youth Centre, Bulgaria

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Bulgarian Red Cross

Beneficiary 4 (B4): Red Cross - Dolj Branch

What is the implementation period?

Start date: 2016-02-02

End Date: 2018-02-01

Period: 24 months

Where it is implemented?

Vidin, Montana and Sofia in Bulgaria

Dolj in Romania

What will happen?

  • International meetings of experts;
  • Development of methodical materials;
  • Web-site development;
  • Implementation of 54 training sessions in both countries;
  • Implementation of two joint practical exercises;
  • Project management.
  • 200 volunteers trained and prepared for joint actions  in the field of joint early warning and emergency response ;
  • 120 local administrations officers prepared for risk management.

What will be the results (what is the contribution to the program)?

Programme outputs: 64,000 peoplebenefiting from actions of risk management.

Programme results:

- increasing the number of specialists on site, prepared for action in case of disaster;

- contribution to the skills of local authorities to manage people in times of emergency;

- improved joint risk management in the cross-border area.

The state of the project

Main results achieved during the implementation of the project:

Population benefiting from actions of risk management: 150,104 people

1 joint evaluation of needs and opportunities for better preparation of volunteer resources implemented;

1 joint methodology for education of volunteers and other relevant experts developed;

800 volunteers from volunteer units trained and prepared for (joint) actions;

120 administrations officers prepared for risk management;

160 relevant local experts involved as an additional resource and educated;

20 local communities better prepared for disaster events’ opposition;

The implementation period of the project was finalized on 02.02.2018