Environment and culture responsible Danube region - Improve preparedness for environmental risk management
Project Idea Promoter
(name of the institution)
Communication and Information Systems Directorate within the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria
Needs and challenges
(Needs, main problems or challenges to be addressed)
None of the disaster risk reduction measures serve better the protection of human life and social assets than the increase in prevention time in order to avoid emergencies. The countries along the Danube River, according to their national capabilities, have built up systems for monitoring, predicting disaster risks and publicizing the population at threat or disaster. The various modern technologies and innovations of today are used for civil safety and the protection of critical infrastructure at national level. There are no common and integrated approaches to preserving and managing natural values and human health in the Danube region as a basis for sustainable development and growth strategies. So far, significant projects have not been affected in the previous programming periods to develop a methodology for discharging the population in case of danger or disaster, no transnational tools and services (emergency notification tools, monitoring and forecasting tools, an exchange mechanism of information).
(main and specific objectives to be achieved)
Achieving effective environmental risk management
Ensuring a cross-border effect of the region's monitoring systems.
The emergency notification systems of the population within the scope of the project have a transnational significance.
Raising the level of prevention is the protection of the people in the territory of the Danube region.
Main results and core outputs
The main expected outcome is improved strategic and operational cooperation and interoperability between emergency response bodies and stakeholders at all levels in the Danube countries for the protection of human health.
The project focuses on cooperation in response to major transnational or national emergency situations in connection with natural and man-made disasters with potential cross-border effects. The project will prepare harmonized, joint, transnational solutions in the field of monitoring, alert, operational cooperation, capacity-sharing or deployment of forces to address risk and protect human health.
Main foreseen activities
Analysis of the current state of national capabilities for monitoring and predicting hazards for natural disasters and development of common development guidelines.
Review the current state of national emergency pop-up capabilities and develop a cross-border methodology for developing / upgrading existing systems using state-of-the-art information technology and innovation.
Developing a mechanism for sharing information on threats and disasters, prevention and protection of people to which access will be made to the rest of the Danube area.
Pilot activities to build a cheese system on the territory of three cities along the Danube, each of the partner countries participating in the project. Pilot activities allow testing of innovative solutions and demonstration of the implementation of transnational solutions for the defined territory.
Innovative character of the project idea
Estimated Total Budget
Associated Strategic Partners
National System 112 Directorate -Ministry of the Interior
Associated Strategic Partners
Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)