Cross-border cooperation for preparedness and reaction in case of floods

Project code:CB005.1.11.007
Project call:CB005.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:1.1. Preventing and mitigating the consequences of natural and man-made disasters in the cross-border area
Type of project:Investment
Project duration in months:7
Project final contract amount:589017.00 €
Project EU co-financing rate:500665.00 %
Project start date:25.07.2017
Project end date:24.07.2019
Project intervention field:087 Adaptation to climate change measures and prevention and management of climate related risks e.g. erosion, fires, flooding, storms and drought, including awareness raising, civil protection and disaster management systems and infrastructures
Project summary:

The project aims at improvement and enhancement of the cross-border cooperation of the Bulgarian and Turkish authorities, responsible for risk management and immediate reaction in case of floods, as well as at reduction of floods consequences in the cross-border region of Haskovo, Bulgaria and Edirne, Turkey.

The activities planned within the project include setup of a training programme for flood risk management, preparation of Joint Operational Procedures and Common Action Plan.  Diving clothing for rescue team members such as suits, vests, and etc., will be delivered as well as specialized equipment:  lifeboat secured with a remote controlled flying system (including 2 multicopters and 1 drone) and special-purpose vehicle for transportation and installation of mobile flood barriers. The preparation of scenario is envisaged for the conduction of a field demonstration in Edirne as well as trainings for the management and the operational staff. A seminar will also be organized for local authorities on topics related to flood risk management and reaction.

The implementation of the project will improve the operational capacity for joint actions. It will enhance the cooperation between the national emergency management bodies and the local authorities in the cross-border. Another important project result will be raising the awareness of the population in the cross border region for disaster risk management.


Leading partner
Edirne Provincial Disaster and Emergency Directorate, Governorship of Edirne
Directorate General Fire Safety and Civil Protection, Ministry of the Interior