4PLUS – Public awareness, Preparedness, Participation and Coordination for Civil Protection for All

EU’s Green Paper “Adapting to climate change in Europe” stresses the increased risks of damage to people, infrastructure and environment due to climate change and draws attention to the need for early action and policy response. Also, raised in the “IPA II Cross-Border Programme Greece – Albania 2014-2020”, natural and manmade disasters pose considerable challenges to sustainable development in this particular CB area. In particular fires and floods are increasing having trans-boundary impacts which make a common approach essential. Though prevention is gaining increased importance in both countries, strategic guidance on how to support PwD/older persons is lacking leaving them completely exposed to multiple hazards.

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October 26, 2018