Created in 1987, the European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) is a platform for co-operation between European and Southern Mediterranean countries in the field of major natural and technological disasters. Its field of action covers the knowledge of hazards, risk prevention, risk management, post-crisis analysis and rehabilitation.

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Towards more disaster resilient societies

The EUR-OPA contribution

The EUR-OPA Agreement has long contributed to and continues to support the global efforts on Disaster Risk Reduction, in particular the four priority areas of the United Nations' Post-2015 Framework to be adopted at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, 14-18 March 2015, Sendai, Japan: risk assessment, risk governance, resilience to and preparedness for disasters.

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EUR-OPA Action Plan 2011-2015

The EUR-OPA Action Plan 2011-2015 was adopted at the 12th Ministerial Session of the Agreement, held in Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation) on 28 September 2010. Its objective is to provide a political and technical instrument containing priorities and guidelines for the action of the EUR-OPA Agreement for a period of five years improving its effectiveness in a context of moderate financial resources and increased vulnerability of European and Mediterranean societies.

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Proceedings of the Third United Nations World conference on disaster risk reduction (WCRR)

The proceedings highlight the results of the five days of deliberations, discussions and presentations held at the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) which took place in Sendai, Japan in March 2015. The proceedings include in particular the Sendai Declaration and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

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Calendar 2015

  • Meeting of the Directors of specialised centres of EUR-OPA
    • 26-27 November 2015, Paris, France
  • 67th meeting of the EUR-OPA Committee of Permanent Correspondents
    • 2-3 November 2015, Strasbourg, France
  • 2nd Meeting of the Working Group on migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in the context of major risks prevention and management
    • 22 October 2015, Brussels, Belgium
  • 6th annual meeting of the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction
    • 7-9 October 2015, Paris, France


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