Emergency response and civil protection

05-12-2013

The European Union's Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) and the European Commission's Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) provide emergency relief after major disasters, such as typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. A new proposal would merge two existing provisions on EU crisis and disaster response as well as extending the scope of EU coordination in preparing for disasters and dealing with them.

The European Union's Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) and the European Commission's Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) provide emergency relief after major disasters, such as typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. A new proposal would merge two existing provisions on EU crisis and disaster response as well as extending the scope of EU coordination in preparing for disasters and dealing with them.