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Joint Hungarian-Austrian field practice along the Lajta/Leitha river

Posted by Viktor Oroszi, Monday, 7th May 2018 @ 3:13 pm
Joint Hungarian-Austrian field practice along the Lajta/Leitha river
In the last decades the joint river basin of the Leitha/Lajta River has been affected by several floods which caused widespread damage in the neighbouring regions of Austria and Hungary. Common strategic activities are necessary for the adjustment of the safety level to the particular requirements of each of the two countries. Therefore, on the 25th of April 2018 the second joint and public field practice of the PLATFORM project was organized in Hegyeshalom with the participation of 185 experts. Next to the ad-hoc defence centre different sandbag reinforcements and counter pressure pools were placed, mobile night-lighting system was demonstrated, machineries for localization of oil spills were put on operation and all activities were on-line reported with a quadrocopter drone.

Common session of EU macro-regional strategies at the European Civil Protection Forum

Posted by Viktor Oroszi, Tuesday, 20th March 2018 @ 3:11 pm
Common session of EU macro-regional strategies at the European Civil Protection Forum
The 6th European Civil Protection Forum, organised under the central theme of "Civil Protection in a Changing Risk Landscape", took place on 5 and 6 March 2018 in Brussels. The event gathered 900 representatives from the European civil protection community, countries of the European Neighbourhood, first-line responders, academia, international organisations, NGOs, and European institutions to discuss the current developments in the Union Civil Protection Mechanism framework and put forward new ideas for tackling common challenges.
EU Strategy for the Danube Region PA5 – Environmental Risks priority area Hungarian coordination and the coordinators for Policy Area Secure in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region organized a thematic break-out session in the topic of transnational cooperation for effective disaster risk management.

Call for Papers - Climate Change adaptation in the Danube Region

Posted by Viktor Oroszi, Thursday, 8th March 2018 @ 2:47 pm
Call for Papers - Climate Change adaptation in the Danube Region
EUSDR PA5 coordination is intent to collect the results of finalized or ongoing research projects and best practices within the Danube basin in the field of climate change adaptation. Therefore the priority area is planning to finance in 2018 a Thematic Issue 'Climate Change Adaptation in the Danube Region' of the Journal of Environmental Geography.
All related academic research papers are welcomed!

DriDanube project first year review and regional training on drought risk assessment

Posted by Viktor Oroszi, Tuesday, 6th March 2018 @ 4:39 pm
DriDanube project first year review and regional training on drought risk assessment
The 3rd project meeting of DriDanube have been held in Belgrade between 28/2/2018 - 2/3/2018 hosted by the Republic Hydrometeorologic Institute of Serbia, where EUSDR PA5 was also represented by the expert of the Hungarian coordination. Project partner training on drought risk assessment and the first year review of project implementation were also included to the agenda.

DTP-Capitalisation Handbook

Posted by Viktor Oroszi, Friday, 16th February 2018 @ 2:01 pm
DTP Capitalization Handbook
In the past months, the Danube Transnational Programme (DTP) Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat carried out an analysis of the first year implementation of the DTP Capitalisation Strategy.
The results of the analysis confirmed the positive direction taken by the Thematic Poles and the strong cooperation established with the EUSDR PACs.
Now a DTP Capitalisation Handbook was prepared to provide answers to the questions of the pole members and other project owners.

EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation have been launched - submit your proposal!

Posted by Viktor Oroszi, Thursday, 8th February 2018 @ 2:02 pm
EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation have been launched - submit your proposal!
Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway - have increased their funding (EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021 period) to promote cross-border and transnational cooperation as a key driver to find shared solutions to Europe’s common challenges. The new Fund for Regional Cooperation was launched in Norway House in Brussels 24 January 2018. A total of €34.5 million has been allocated to this fund. In the first call for project proposals €15 million is made available for projects. The territorial scope of the Fund covers 12 Danube countries. Applicants are invited to submit a project concept no later than 1st of July 2018.