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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Toolkit on Disability and Disaster Preparedness

In May 2014 the Council of Europe circulated a questionnaire aiming at collecting good practice on "inclusive disaster risk management". The Toolkit, presented at the conference in Brussels on 4 and 5 December 2014, is a draft compilation of the answers received so far. Taking into account that the Toolkit will be constantly up-dated with new examples, the EUR-OPA Agreement encourages member States of the Council of Europe to share further examples of good practice by using the attached template.

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Calendar 2015

  • Meeting of the Bureau of the Committee of Permanent Correspondents of EUR-OPA
    • 24 April 2015, Paris, France
  • Working meeting on the Toolkit on Disability and Disaster Preparedness
    • 22 April 2015, UCL, London, United Kingdom
  • Be Safe Net Working group meeting
    • 30-31 March 2015, Paphos, Cyprus
  • 3rd United Nations World conference on disaster risk reduction (WCDRR)
    • 14-18 March 2015, Sendai, Japan
  • Conference on Independent Living and Political Participation: Innovative Policies and Practices for Persons with Disabilities
    • 26-27 February 2015, Vienna, Austria

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