Launch of the new publication on Migrants in Disaster Risk Reduction

19 July 2017 Geneva, Switzerland

The Council of Europe’s EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement and the UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM) are to publish a joint study on the benefits of involving migrants in disaster risk reduction initiatives. The study, entitled Migrants in Disaster Risk Reduction: Practices for...

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EUR-OPA presents its activities at the International Dialogue on Migration

18-19 July 2017 Geneva, Switzerland

How do migration governance frameworks make sure that migrants do not face significant protection risks during the migration process and after having reached their final destination? How are significant operational challenges of providing protection and assistance to significant numbers of...

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Call for tenders for consultancy services

3 July 2017 Strasbourg, France

The EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement is seeking for consultants and has launched a call for tenders which can be found here. As a result, a pool of 30 consultants will be established to assist the Secretariat of EUR-OPA in the implementation of its programme of work until September 2021. The...

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EUR-OPA presents its work at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

22-26 May 2017 Cancun, Mexico

The EUR-OPA Executive Secretary participated in the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (Global Platform) held in Cancun, Mexico from 22 to 26 May 2017. The Secretary presented EUR-OPA activities and, in particular, the work on vulnerable and marginal groups (e.g. migrants, asylum...

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The International Workshop on cultural heritage and climate change

18-19 May 2017 Ravello, Italy

Climate change is a growing threat to cultural heritage in Europe and elsewhere. Floods, strong storms, heat waves, extreme rain, drought and landslides are likely to increase in the future depending on latitude. This will affect monuments, archaeological sites, historical cities, museums,...

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International Conference on Risks, Security and Citizenship

30-31 March 2017 Setubal, Portugal

The Conference achieved its main goals, to get the participants exchange on the implementation of an effective strategy for disaster risk reduction towards resilient cities, in the framework of the Sendai 2015-30 Strategy. EUR-OPA’s programme of activities on vulnerable groups was presented. An...

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Reducing migrants’ vulnerability and exposure to risks

14-15 March 2017 Istanbul, Turkey

On 28 March, in the framework of the 2017 European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR), EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement organised a Session on “Migration, Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience” to discuss the need for more co-ordinated, integrated and inclusive approaches to disaster risk...

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EUR-OPA co-organises the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017

27-28 March 2017 Istanbul, Turkey

The European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) co-organised with UNISDR and the European Commission the 2017 European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction to be held in Istanbul (Turkey) on 27 and 28 March 2017. On 27 March, Ms Claudia Luciani, Director of the Council of Europe...

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People at the heart of Disaster Risk Reduction

27 March 2017 Istanbul, Turkey

“The EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement works in particular to develop resilience to major hazards of vulnerable groups such as migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and persons with disabilities, in order to leave no one behind” stated Claudia Luciani, Director of the Council of Europe Democratic...

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EUR-OPA celebrated its 30th Anniversary

14-15 March 2017 Monaco

The EUR-OPA Committee of Permanent Correspondent held its 70th Meeting on 14-15 March in Monaco. Mr Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Monaco addressed the opening session. The participants discussed and adopted in particular the thematic proposals for the Agreement’s...

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Meeting of EUR-OPA Bureau

16 February 2017 Strasbourg, France

The Bureau of the Committee of Permanent Correspondents of EUR-OPA met on 16 February 2017 in Strasbourg, (France). The participants discussed and approved in particular, the new approach and modus operandi proposed by the Secretariat to develop the work programme 2018-2019 and to strengthen the...

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Meeting of the EUR-OPA Directors of Specialised Centers

headline 30 November - 1st December Paris

The Directors of Specialised Centers of EUR-OPA Agreement held their annual meeting on 30 November and 1st December 2016 in Paris (France). They discussed in particular the projects implemented in 2016 and the activities planned in 2017 in the context of the new Medium Term plan of the Agreement...

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Including People with Disabilities in Disaster Preparedness and Response

3 December 2016

"It was my great opportunity to have experiences both as a beneficiary (migrant with disabilities) and as a contributor (representative of Disabled Peoples’ International –Europe) working with the Council of Europe’s EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement projects on “Including People with Disabilities...

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EUR-OPA presents its activities at the Lisbon Forum

24-25 November 2016 Lisbon, Portugal

The work conducted in the EUR-OPA Programme of Activities on “Including People with Disabilities in Disaster Preparedness and Response” and on “Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in the context of natural and technological hazards” was presented during the 2017 edition of the Lisbon Forum:...

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EUR-OPA Hazard Ministerial Conference in Lisbon: Building more disaster resilient societies

At a time when European Southern countries faced, during this recent summer, unprecedented heatwaves and wildfires, Portugal hosted the 13th ministerial session of the Council of Europe’s European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) on 26 October 2016 in Lisbon. Designed to...

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69th Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Correspondents

25 October 2016 Lisbon, Portugal

The EUR-OPA Committee of Permanent Correspondents held his 69th meeting on 25th October 2016 in Lisbon Portugal. The participants discussed the outcomes of the EUR-OPA projects on vulnerable populations, and in particular regarding migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in the context of major...

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Conference on Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in the context of Major risks prevention and management

14 October 2016

The Eur-opa Major Hazards held a Conference Major Hazards and Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees on 14 October 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal. “Disaster risk management policy and practice need to adjust to the much greater mobility of people, and the increasingly complex relationship between risk...

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Migrants and Disaster Risk Reduction

3rd meeting of the Working group on Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in the context of major risk prevention and management

10-11 March 2016 Aix-en-Provence, France

The members of the Working Group discussed, among others issues, the results of the Questionnaire on Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees as a factor in disasters and major hazards preparedness and management, launched in August 2015, as well as various experiences presented by the participants:...

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7th Annual Meeting of the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction

3-5 October 2016 Helsinki, Finland

EUR-OPA participates in the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) The European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) held its 7th annual meeting in Helsinki from 3 to 5 October 2016 to discuss how to support and facilitate implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR in Europe....

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Earthquake in Italy

24 August 2016

Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland addressed his condolences to Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi following the serious earthquake which struck the center of Italy on 23 August 2016. Lettre au Premier Ministre de l'Italie, Matteo Renzi

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