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Workshop: How can Augmented Reality enhance First Responders' capabilities
Published: 08.04.2021

he RESPOND-A consortium is organising its first in a series of open workshops addressing new technologies for first responders. The event, titled, « How can Augmented Reality (AR) enhance First Responders’ Capabilities” will take place online on April 20th 2021 between 10:00 and 12:00am CET.

The event will introduce the RESPOND-A project to interested stakeholders and discuss the relevance of AR technologies in first responders operations/training as well as their integration within the RESPOND-A platform. The EU-funded FASTER & INGENIOUS projects will also share their...


Guidelines - land-based wildfire prevention
Published: 23.03.2021
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Principles and experiences on managing landscapes, forests and woodlands for safety and resilience in Europe

Wildfires have always been a part of Europe’s history, especially around the Mediterranean. Today, however, that threat is spreading to Central and Northern Europe, with countries such as Ireland, Sweden and the Netherlands now facing these new and unexpected pressures.

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Information Day on funding opportunities under the Civil Protection Work Programme 2021
Published: 09.03.2021

On 25 March 2021, the European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations will hold an online Information Day, focusing on funding opportunities under the EU Civil Protection Mechanism 2021 Annual work programme.

Aim

The Information Day aims to familiarise potential applicants with the objects of the Prevention and Preparedness, the Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network and the Full-scale exercises programs.

The event provides guidance on the preparation of...


WMO launches E-learning platform for hazard alerts
Published: 26.02.2021

WMO has developed a set of E-learning resources and courses for the Common Alerting Protocol, which is an internationally-recognized standard for dissemination of warnings of extreme weather hazards to the public and to disaster management authorities. 

The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) is  adata format for exchanging public warnings of hazards such as floods, landslides, tropical cyclones, strong...


Job Opening
Published: 05.02.2021
Posting Title: INFORM Regional Support Specialist
Department/Office: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Duty Station: BRUSSELS
Posting Period: 04 February 2021 - 16 February 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction-148711-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A

Result of ServiceHazard and exposure, vulnerability and...


COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Overview of natural and man-made disaster risks the European Union may face
Published: 16.12.2020

​EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This Commission staff working document is the second edition of an overview of the natural and man-made disaster risks that the EU may face, prepared under EU legislation on civil protection. The aim of the overview is to capture the trends in the ever-evolving disaster risk landscape, discuss the major drivers shaping it, take a closer look at 12 selected disaster risks of particular relevance for Europe and to assess the implications of developments in disaster risks for risk management. One of the important sources that fed into the overview are the national disaster...