Improvement of Emergency Sheltering of Victims of Natural Disasters in Greece

Greece faces natural disasters such as earthquakes and induced phenomena like landslides and tsunamis, floods, forest fires, which in some cases are devastating and affect a great number of people. Clear competences to organise and manage emergency response must be in place to deliver service nation-wide, as all parts of Greece can potentially suffer from a wide range of natural disasters.

In the framework of the Civil Protection mechanism reform currently implemented in Greece, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection (GSCP) envisages to create an emergency sheltering service to citizens affected by natural disasters. The Centre of Expertise for Good Governance of the Council of Europe (CoE) in Co-operation with EUR-OPA shall provide policy advice and capacity-building assistance on this priority area. The project was launched in March 2019

More information of the project on the webiste of the Centre of Expertise for Good Governance of the Council of Europe (CoE) >>


Including migrants in emergency management: a course for local-level practitioners

The UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with the Intercultural Cities Programme (ICC) of the Coiuncil of Europe and EUR-OPA  developed an online course to help practitioners at local level including migrants in emergency management. The course is available in English, for free and upon registration on IOM’s e-learning platform.

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Reference text
 Recommendation on Local and regional authorities preventing disasters and facing emergencies, adopted at the 11th Ministerial Session of the European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA), Marrakech, Morocco, 31st October 2006 EN | FR