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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
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Technical Assistance for Disaster Risk Management (Track 1)


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23 April 2024, 17:00 (CEST)


The “Technical Assistance for Disaster Risk Management” (“Track 1”) grants provide national disaster risk management authorities of eligible countries with financial support for the development of strategic disaster risk management actions.

Applicants are invited to choose one of these 3 priorities:

  1. Strategic frameworks for disaster risk management
  2. Investments for disaster risk management
  3. Investments to improve crisis management capabilities.

First introduced in the UCPM Annual Work Programme of 2019, ''Track 1'' grants help national civil protection and other disaster risk management authorities prepare investment projects and strengthen their institutional and policy framework.

Only national civil protection or other disaster risk management authorities in the eligible countries are eligible to apply.

The eligible countries are the 27 EU Member States as well as Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, the Republic of Moldova, Serbia, Türkiye and Ukraine, as participating states in the UCPM.

In addition, 2 other countries are eligible for applying under this call, in line with the Financing Decision. These countries are Georgia and Kosovo*

(*this designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence)

Project proposals can be submitted as of 1 February through the Funding & tender opportunities portal of the European Commission until 23 April 2024 17:00 Brussels time.  

DG ECHO will organise an online information session on 13 February 2024 from 10:00 to 12:00 Brussels time. The event will be available via a web streaming link and no registration is required. More information is available here.