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:85.00 %
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.

Project status: Finished

The project partners have implemented the activities according to the schedule.

The project was implemented in partnership of two important public institutions working in the sphere of prevention, protection and minimization the risks from man-made and natural disasters in the cross border area of Bulgaria and Turkey.

In frame of the project, two professional teams of fire-fighters and flood experts responsible for risk management together increased their capacity for taking immediate joint reaction in case of flood, as well as for reduce of the consequences of the floods in the cross-border region of Haskovo – Edirne.

By the project were purchased specialized equipment for improving the capacity of institutions, responsible for the actions in case of floods, risk management, as well as for reduce of the consequences of the floods in the cross-border region of Haskovo – Edirne.

Also, joint training program and joint intervention procedures were elaborated. On the base of these program and procedures the expert teams from Bulgaria and Turkey realized together field demonstrations for emergency response in the Cross border area.

Project materials:

Project promotional materials are available HERE.

Project Flyer (Bulgarian version) is available HERE.

Project Flyer (Turkish version) is available HERE.

Project Leaflet (Bulgarian version) is available HERE.

Project Leaflet (Turkish version) is available HERE.

Project products:

Brochure (Bulgarian version) is available HERE.

Brochure (Turkish version) is available HERE.


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