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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

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Commissioner Lenarčič opens the 7th European Civil Protection Forum

The Forum, organised by the European Commission on 28 and 29 June 2022, will bring together over 700 international representatives from the civil protection and disaster management communities such as civil protection authorities, EU institutions, the scientific community, and the private sector.

The EU’s Humanitarian Aid turns 30 this year!

What we do

Civil Protection

Civil protection assistance consists of governmental aid delivered in preparation for or immediate aftermath of a disaster in Europe and worldwide.

Humanitarian Aid

The EU provides needs-based humanitarian assistance to the people hit by human-induced disasters and natural hazards with particular attention to the most vulnerable victims.

About us

Whenever there is a disaster or humanitarian emergency, the EU provides assistance for the affected countries and populations.


Climate change and Environment

The current climate and environmental crisis calls upon a new self-directed approach for the EU to reduce its environmental footprint, including within humanitarian action.