71th Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Correspondents

6-7 November 2017 (9.00 - 17.30)
Paris, France

1. Adoption of the draft agenda

2. Programme of activities 2017

2.1 Statutory meetings

  • Report of the 70th Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Correspondents and 30th Anniversary of EUR-OPA, Monaco, 14-15 March 2017 - AP/CAT(2017)09 - For information
  • Strengthen collaboration and synergies between the Committee of Permanent Correspondents and the Directors of the Specialised Centres
  • Evidence of improvement and impact of the work of Specialised Centres and Committee of Permanent Correspondents in national strategies for disaster risk reduction

2.2 Specialised Centres: 2016-17 Project results and new 2018-19 projects

Presentation by project leaders of 2017 project achievements (5 minutes) and new projects in 2018-19 (5 minutes)
  • Using scientific and technological knowledge
  • Developing cooperation among all decision-makers
  • Promoting risk culture among the population
  • Fostering population’s active participation
  • Results of  the Coordinated Projects in 2016 - AP/CAT(2017)01 - For information
  • Coordinated Projects supported in 2017 - AP/CAT(2017)06 - For information 
  • Compilation of project proposals - APCAT(2017)12 - For discussion and decision
  • General discussion and decision on new projects

2.3 Operational Activities

  • International Workshop “Cultural Heritage Facing Climate Change: Increasing Resilience and Promoting Adaptation”, Ravello, Italy, 18-19 May 2017
  • Draft Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to Member States on cultural heritage facing climate change: increasing resilience and promoting adaptation - APCAT(2017)REC2 - For information
  • Proceedings of the Workshop, edited by Roger Lefèvre and Cristina Sabbioni, included in the CUEBC book series on “Sciences and Materials of Cultural Heritage” - APCAT(2017)11 - For discussion
  • Possible Joint Activities EUR-OPA and Bern Convention - 1st meeting of the Restricted Group of Experts on Biodiversity and Climate Change, Paris, 14-15 June 2017 - T-PVS(2017)08 - For information
  • Seminar on the implementation of the Recommendation 2016 - 1 of the Committee of Permanent Correspondents on the Inclusion of Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Disaster Preparedness and Response, in connection with a training session “Reducing the vulnerability of migrants in emergencies” (MICIC/IOM), Athens, Greece, September 2017
  • Call for tenders for the provision of consultancy services within the framework of the programmes of activity of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention) and of the EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement - 2017/AO/30 - For information

3. Programme of activities 2018-2019

3.1 Proposed activities for 2018-2019

  • Appointment of a Gender Equality Rapporteur (GER) - Role of GERs - For discussion and decision

3.2 Operational Activities

  • Vulnerable Groups and Risk Management: (monitoring implementation of recommendations on migrants / activities on children)
  • Environment, Climate Change and Risk Management: (possible collaboration and synergies with the Bern Convention and PEDRR)
  • Cultural Heritage and Risk Management: (research and recommendations on heritage and community-based approach for risk reduction)

4. Training for Directors of Centers

  • Presentation of a revised template, guidelines for 2019 Projects, project of collaborative platform - APCAT(2017)13 - For information

5. Publications and visibility

Publication EUR-OPA/IOM on Migrants in Disaster Risk Reduction: Practices for Inclusion

  • Launch event in the framework of the International Dialogue on Migration “Understanding migrant vulnerabilities: A solution-based approach towards a global compact that reduces vulnerabilities and empowers migrants”, IOM, Geneva, Switzerland, 18-19 July 2019
  • Publication on Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees and Major Hazards: Their inclusion in Disaster Preparedness and Management
  • Information tools: Collaborative platform for the Specialised Centers, EUR-OPA Website, Facebook and interactivity

6. Involvement in international initiatives

  • Annual Meeting of the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction, Istanbul, Turkey, 26-28 March 2017 - Istanbul Outcomes - For information
  • International Conference : Risks, Security and Citizenship, Setubal, Portugal, 30-31 March 2017 - Proceedings - For information
  • Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Cancun, Mexico, 22-26 May 2017 - High level Communiqué - For information
  • International Dialogue on Migration 2017 - Understanding Migrant Vulnerabilities: A solution-based approach towards a global compact that reduces vulnerabilities and empowers migrants, Palais des Nations Geneva, Switzerland, 18-19 July 2017

7. Budget for 2018

  • APCAT(2017)14 - For information

8. Any other business

9. Date and place of the next meeting