EUR-OPA Major Hazards Ministerial Meeting in Matosinhos: Building More Inclusive Societies through Better Disaster Risk Management

Matosinhos, Portugal 24 November 2021
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Photo credits: Vladimir Korostyshevskiy/

Photo credits: Vladimir Korostyshevskiy/

Portugal hosted, in a virtual format, the 14th Ministerial Meeting of the Council of Europe’s European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) on 24 November 2021 from Matosinhos.

The meeting gathered ministers from the 24 Member States of the Agreement as well as representatives of organizations working in the field of disaster risk reduction to adopt documents such as recommendations, the Medium-Term Plan 2021-2025 and a Ministerial Declaration.

The participants addressed the following issues:

  • How to ensure the inclusion of vulnerable groups in preparing for and responding to disasters?
  • How to develop EUR-OPA’s actions to meet the new challenges posed by natural, technological and biological hazards?

Webpage of the Ministerial Meeting

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