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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News from the Specialised Centers

International Conference on Urban risks (ICUR2016)

30 June - 2 July 2016 Lisbon (Portugal)

News from the Specialised Centers: The CERU (CERU – Centro Europeu de Riscos Urbanos) is organising the International Conference on Urban risks (ICUR2016) from 30 June to 2 July 2016 in Lisbon (Portugal). The Conference will bring together technicians and stakeholders, as well as researchers and...

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68th meeting of the Committee of Permanent Correspondents

7 June 2016 Paris, France

The Committee of Permanent Correspondents held its 68th meeting on 7 June 2016 in Paris (France). The participants took stock of the ongoing activities of the EUR-OPA agreement, in particular regarding migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, as well as children in the context of major risks...

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4th meeting of the Working group on Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in the context of major risk prevention and management

6 June 2016 Paris, France

The Working Group on migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in the context of major risks prevention and management met on 6 June 2016 in Paris (France). The participants discussed in particular the results of the project and prepared the upcoming events organised in this context, in particular...

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