The "Civil Protection Cooperation with the candidate countries and potential candidates - Phase II " (IPA CP Cooperation Programme II) is intended as a continuation of the IPA Civil Protection Cooperation Programme I which ended in May 2013. IPA CP Cooperation Programme II aims to build on the progress made by its predecessor. The overall objective is to reduce the vulnerability of Western Balkan countries and Turkey (Beneficiaries) to natural and man-made disasters at national and regional levels through:
- increaing the ability of the Beneficiaries to effectively cooperate with the Union (EU) Civil Protection Mechanism and relevant institutions.
- increasing the capability of the Beneficiaries to further develop effective national civil protection / disaster response systems and collaborate regionally.
The key activities and tools of the programme are intended to promote capacity building at administrative, operational and policy levels. This will be achieved through the means of trainings, field exercises, table top exercises, exchanges of experts, discussion based workshops, technical support and supporting networks of various stakeholders in the Western Balkans and Turkey and with EU Member States.
Albania: General Directorate of Civil Emergencies, Ministry of the Interior
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Protection and Rescue Sector, Ministy of Security
FYR of Macedonia : Protection and Rescue Sector, Crisis Management Center
Montenegro: Directorate for Emergency Management, Ministry of the Interior
Serbia: Sector for Emergency Management, Ministry of the Interior
Kosovo: Emergency Management Agency
Turkey: Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD)
Project Implementing Consortium
Slovenia: Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (URSZR)
Croatia: National Protection and Rescue Directorate (NPRD)
Italy: Civil Protection Department (DPC)
Germany: Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW)
Sweden: Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)
Overall objective of the EU funded project is to reduce vulnerability of Beneficiaries to natural and man-made disasters at national and regional levels.
5 November 2013 - 4 November 2015
Director's General Meeting
Italy: 28-30 September 2014
Bosnia and Herzegovina: 2nd Team Management Course (TMC2) 23-27 Feb 2015
Serbia: 2nd Staff Course (SC 2) 2-6 Feb 2015
Turkey: Organisational Management Training follow up (OMT) 13-15 April 2015 and Advanced Training follow up (ADT) 15-17 April
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: 15-19 June 2015
Host Nation Support TTX
Montenegro: 15-17 September 2014
Serbia: 24-26 March 2015
Bosnia and Herzegovina:
Albania: 7-9 April 2015
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: 4-6 May 2015
Turkey: 30 June -2 July 2015