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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations


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In these unprecedented times, the glue that keeps Europeans together is European solidarity.

The European Union actively promotes these acts of solidarity among EU Member States and globally. Through EU Civil Protection, the EU coordinates the deployment of medical teams and transport of equipment.

To ensure a better response to future challenges, in April 2021, a new legislation on EU Civil Protection will allow faster and more effective European solidarity operations. This legislation will give the EU additional capacities to respond to new risks in Europe and the world.

See some examples of EU Civil Protection in action and how the EU supported its Member States in responding to emergencies:

From Italy to Greece – Fires

From Germany to Lebanon – Beirut Explosion

From Lithuania to Armenia – COVID-19

From France to Bolivia – Fires

From Romania to Italy

From Slovakia to Albania – Earthquake

From Austria to Croatia – Earthquake

Last updated: 23/04/2021


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