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The main purpose of the study is to support the Commission in implementing the good practices (GP) programme “Strengthening the EU disaster management capacity – Good Practices on Disaster Prevention” and to develop guidelines for minimum standards or principles of GP in disaster prevention in Europe.
To reach the objective, the study team divided the study into three tasks:

  1. collect a non-exhaustive list of practices in disaster prevention, in all Member States participating in the Civil Protection Mechanism (CPM);
  2. establish what constitutes a GP in disaster prevention and select an illustrative list of GPs across a range of activities based on a set of selection criteria, and
  3. translate these GPs into guidelines for minimum standards for disaster prevention.


To create an inventory and assessment of GPs in different areas prior to drafting guidelines for minimum standards on a more horizontal level, five themes have been identified:

  1. horizontal measures (multi-sectoral and/or multi-hazard measures and practices);
  2. earthquakes and tsunamis;
  3. floods and storms;
  4. heat waves, droughts and forest fires; and
  5. other measures, especially transportation of dangerous goods and industrial hazards.

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European Commission – DG ECHO

Published in Climate-ADAPT Sep 07 2016   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Dec 08 2020

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