Global Risk Forum GRF Davos

24 - 28 August 2014

supports the initiative of the EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement on the inclusion of people with disabilities in disaster preparedness and response, launched with a Workshop in October 2013. The 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014, which took place on 24 - 28 August 2014...

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Wetland solutions to reduce disaster risks

Restoring ecosystems to save lives and livelihoods

10 December 2014 Brussels, Belgium

Wetlands International, currently chairing PEDRR (Ecosystem for Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction) organised a meeting in the European Parliament on 10 December 2014 to discuss how the European Union can promote global action to address the underlying causes of disaster risk and...

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IDRC Davos 2014

5th International Disaster and Risk Conference

24-28 August 2014 Davos, Switzerland

The International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014 is organised by GRF Davos in close cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement is a co-hosting organisation of the event and will be presenting its work on the...

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65th meeting of the Committee of permanent correspondents

EUR-OPA Agreement in the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

27-28 November 2014 Paris, France

The 65th meeting of the Committee of permanent correspondents of the EUR-OPA Agreement took place in Paris on 27 and 28 November 2014. The key topics discussedwere the involvement of the Agreement in the future Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the work carried out on vulnerable...

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Report on including people with disabilities in disaster preparedness and response

17 January 2014

“People with disabilities, and the organisations that represent them, need to be drawn into the civil protection preparedness process. Policies and plans need to be inclusive, but the particular needs of people with disabilities should not be subsumed in a "compromising manner" into wider...

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Conference on Including People with Disabilities in Disaster Preparedness and Response

4-5 December 2014 Brussels, Belgium

How to involve people with disabilities in disaster preparedness and response? The EUR-OPA Agreement organised, under the auspices of the Belgian chairmanship to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, a conference on the implementation of the Guidelines for assisting People with...

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Civil protection in diverse societies

Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in the context of major risks prevention and management

12-13 June 2014 Council of Europe, Strasbourg

EUR-OPA and Intercultural cities have joined their expertise to organise a workshop which will explore the access and participation of migrants, refugees and asylums seekers to disaster prevention, protection and response mechanisms and their contribution to making such mechanisms more adequate...

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5th Annual meeting of the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR)

The Agreement supports the Outcomes of the EFDRR

6-8 October 2014 Madrid, Spain

This year, the Forum was devoted to contemporary issues of importance needed to promote a good political climate for implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action. Therefore, one of the main results, with particular importance for the EUR-OPA Agreement, was the decision to integrate the topic...

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International Competition for Children's Paintings

I saw the disaster with my eyes

The Directorate General of Fire Safety and Civil Protection (Ministry of Interior of Bulgaria), together with the Ministry of Education and Science and the National Palace of Children, organise a new edition of the International Art Competition for Children's Paintings "I saw the disaster with my...

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Disabilities and Disasters Forum

12 March 2014 University College London

The EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement participated in the Disabilities and Disasters Forum which took place at University College London, United Kingdom, on 12 March 2014. A panel of experts working in the field of disasters and disability discussed the issues associated with improving emergency...

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The future of cultural heritage in "smart" cities

6-9 October 2014 Ravello, Italy

The European University Centre on Cultural Heritage in Ravello is organising a doctoral course on the future of cultural heritage in "smart" cities. The Course will combine understanding of the impact of Climate Change on Cultural Heritage with the development of cities that need to be “smart” in...

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