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Worldwide, the number of disasters has increased in frequency the last 20 years. Disasters cause loss of lives, destroy valuable investment and threat a sustainable development. Climate change will result in even more intense disasters in the future. Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo and Turkey are disaster prone countries and face multiple natural hazards such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, wildfires, heat waves and drought. Enhanced disaster risk management capacities to prevent risks and increase resilience would save lives, secure investment and ensure sustainable development. The needs to further strengthen capacities on civil protection and general risk management in the region was recognised by the European Union through dedicated projects within the Instrument for Pre-accession (IPA)In this framework, the Programme for Disaster Risk Assessment and Mapping (IPA DRAM) further contributes to enhance the capabilities of its partner countries to strengthen disaster risk management Know more

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Next Events

  • 3-4 October 2017 
    IPA DRAM Study visit to MSB (Sweden)
    MSB office Karlstad, Karlstad Municipality and Karlstad University

Past Events

  • 12-13 June 2017 
    1st IPA DRAM Steering Committee Meeting
    Hotel Centre Ville – Podgorica, Montenegro

    13-15 June 2017
    1st IPA DRAM Regional Workshop – “Levelling Up”
    Hotel Centre Ville – Podgorica, Montenegro

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