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Presseartikel7 Dezember 2021Generaldirektion Europäischer Katastrophenschutz und humanitäre Hilfe (ECHO)

Crisis management: EU Civil Protection Knowledge Network launched

On today's Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network Day, Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič,is inaugurating the Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network to enhance the EU's ability to better deal with disasters by sharing knowledge.

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On this occasion, Commissioner Lenarčič said: “To face current and future crises we need to become better in involving experts, policy makers and researchers in our prevention, preparedness and response actions. With the EU Civil Protection Knowledge Network in place, the EU will be better informed and prepared for such shocks. Scientific insights, innovation and operational expertise make a real difference to save people's lives when shared across borders and among disaster management practitioners.”

The 2019 legislative upgrade to the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has laid the foundation for the Network that brings together civil protection and disaster management experts and facilitates the exchange of scientific insights, best practices and lessons learned.

The Network also builds on scientific information provided by the EU's Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre.

Picture: European Union (photo by Pavel Koubek)

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