Improving joint preparedness for emergency and risks management through cross-border cooperation in Danube Area

  • Project idea information

    Priority

    Environment and culture responsible Danube region - Improve preparedness for environmental risk management

    Project Idea Promoter
    (name of the institution)

    Sichevita Commune (based in Caras-Severin County, Romania)

    Needs and challenges
    (Needs, main problems or challenges to be addressed)

    The general common territorial challenges that will be tackled by the project are:
    - Lack of capacities and equipment needed for an developed and adapted Emergency Situations Management to threats from accidents that may occur both because of anthropogenic and natural causes;
    - Lack of close cooperation between stakeholders with common interests and prerogatives for developing and implementing of joint structures and initiatives, including joint risk mapping of accident risk spots and risk evaluation exercises;
    - An obvious “delay” regarding economic and technological development due to the lack of funds for purchasing the latest technologies and equipment and training the human resources;
    - The lack of an emergency situations analysis and risk mapping done by the local authorities and organizations which shall underline both the present problems and threats and the future solutions;
    - Insufficient funds to invest in emergency equipment, trainings and know-how sharing.

    Objectives
    (main and specific objectives to be achieved)

    Project's main objective is improving the quality of life in the Danube area through crossboarder cooperation, by raising the level of safety and awareness among citizens through an effective modernization of the public services for risk management and emergency situations preparedness.

    The specific objectives will include:
    1.Improving floods, drowning and fire protection measures;
    2.Organizing joint initiatives, educative and informative events for awareness rising;
    3.developping a Common Emergency and Risks Management Strategy.

    Main results and core outputs

    This project will provide the technical capacity, expertise, partnerships and resources to deliver responses in the emergency situations, expanding the partners ability to support endangered people and save lives. Consolidating the technical capacity of partners in core sectors (flood security, fire risks, drowning accidents, first-aid, supported by effective logistics capacity) will include the setting and agreeing joint strategic objectives and targets, ensuring technical capacity is in place, and measuring performance of the sectors against investment commitments and targets. The biggest result of this project will be the start of a sustainable cross-border partnership between the partners from the Danube area, aimed at improving flood and fire protection measures, organizing joint initiatives and informative events for raising awareness and increasing emergency interventions capacity. The investment in this partnership will help the partners to operate with more agile approaches and maximize the impact.

    Main foreseen activities

    Preparation phase:
    1. Joint project preparation.

    Implementation phase:
    1. Joint analysis of the current state of emnergency situations and risk management capabilities for monitoring, predicting and combating natural or antropic hazards and disasters.
    2. Development of a Common Emergency and Risks Management Strategy.
    3. Upgrade of the existing emergency situations and risk management resources and modernization of public safety intervention services.
    4. Design and analysis of a risk map for sharing information on threats and disasters on Danube area;
    5. Organization of special trainings, simulations and public information dedicated to the fire and river floods;

    And other activities related to achieving the project objectives and ensuring an efficient cross-border cooperation.

    Innovative character of the project idea

    The innovative character of this project is based on joint development of a Common Emergency and Risks Management Strategy, mapping the risk zones by the frequency of occurrence, sharing solutions and know-how to acquire an enhanced preparedness and awareness to face environmental and antropic risks and emergencies, enabling cross-border interoperability and joint actions for innovative systems of environmental protection, mitigation and prevention of accidents and disasters.

    Estimated Total Budget
    (in EUR)

    800.000,00 EUR total project budget (of which 230.000,00 EUR for Sichevita Commune)

    Estimated duration
    (in months)

    12 months

  • Partners involved at this stage

    ERDF Partners

    None

    IPA Partners

    None

    Associated Strategic Partners

    None

  • Partners requested

    ERDF Partners

    YES.
    Any interested public or private bodies (organisations, institutions, etc) authorised in environmental risks management and
    emergency preparedness by the public law.
    We are mainly looking for partners from Hungary, but we will take into consideration anyone interested.

    IPA Partners

    YES.
    Any interested public or private bodies (organisations, institutions, etc) authorised in environmental risks management and
    emergency preparedness by the public law.
    We are mainly looking for partners from Hungary, but we will take into consideration anyone interested.

    Associated Strategic Partners

    YES.
    Any interested public or private bodies (organisations, institutions, etc) authorised in environmental risks management and
    emergency preparedness by the public law.
    We are mainly looking for partners from Hungary, but we will take into consideration anyone interested.

  • Contact Person

    Name

    Sabo Silviu-Alexandru

    Address

    Resita Municipality, Horea street, nr. A5, Caras-Severin County, Romania

    Country

    Romania

    Telephone number

    Is the applicant the project's potential Lead Partner?

    If not, is the potential Lead Partner already being chosen?

Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)