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Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network
Published: 25.06.2021
Welcome to the first issue of the Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network newsletter!
As one of the European Union’s recent flagship policies in civil protection and disaster management, the Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network brings together practitioners, researchers, policy makers and experts who share their skills and expertise, collaborate and learn from each other to strengthen the Union’s...

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Published: 15.06.2021
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At the request of Member States, data on the daily number of new reported COVID-19 cases and deaths by EU/EEA country will be available to download from 11 March 2021. ECDC will continue to publish weekly updates on the number of cases and deaths reported in the EU/EEA and worldwide every Thursday. The daily and weekly data are available as downloadable files in the following formats: XLSX, CSV, JSON and XML.


Rapid risk assessment: Assessing SARS-CoV-2 circulation, variants of concern, non-pharmaceutical interventions and vaccine rollout in the EU/EEA, 15th update Risk assessment
Published: 15.06.2021

Although SARS-CoV-2 transmission remains widespread in large parts of the EU/EEA, most countries report declining trends in 14-day COVID-19 notification rates, hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) occupancy, and mortality. Many countries have initiated partial lifting of different non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) that aim to reduce the degree of citizens physical contact and mobility. Since January 2021, EU/EEA countries have reported an increase in the...


Assessment study of the role of NDMAs in COVID-19 crisis response
Published: 14.05.2021

The COVID-19 pandemic crisis emphasized the crucial role that the national and local governments play in mitigation and response to this type of complex crises, which impacts are cascading across the regions and countries, challenging their preparedness and response systems and capabilities.


[UNDRR GETI, UNOSSC & WHO Joint Online Training] Build back better: Harnessing South-South cooperation and risk reduction planning for resilient and healthy cities in the post COVID-19 era
Published: 13.05.2021
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Course Background

Cities and their residents are at the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic.  More than half of humanity live in urban settings. Conditions in cities have fanned the pandemic and the pandemic has deeply impacted cities. The link between healthy populations and healthy economies could not be more obvious. The pandemic is expected to lead to 15 to 25 percent less revenue of municipal authorities around the world in 2021. This is expected to reach a staggering 30 to 65 percent in African cities. 


Civil protection: Council adopts new rules to strengthen disaster response
Published: 11.05.2021
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The Council today adopted a regulation to strengthen the EU civil protection mechanism. The new rules will allow the EU and the member states to better prepare for natural and man made disasters and to respond faster when they strike, including in cases which affect a majority of member states simultaneously, such as a pandemic. The text also sets out the funding of the civil protection mechanism in the context of the multiannual financial...