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EU funding for stepping up disaster preparedness and response

EU grants to improve flood preparedness and response capacity of civil protection teams at all levels, including of volunteer and professional fire departments, Mountain Rescue Service, Cave Rescue Service and other relevant teams

Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy has approved EU funding for the project Providing relevant equipment for protection, rescue and relief operations during flood events at national, regional and local level. The EUR 28 million disaster preparedness project will be carried out by the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief and supported by the European Union, with the contribution from the Cohesion Fund amounting to EUR 20 million. The record high amount of EU funding will be used for civil protection and technical equipment for natural disaster relief.

Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy recognises the importance of disaster prevention and preparedness, regardless of whether a disaster is man-made or natural. Disaster prevention and preparedness are one of the key pillars of national security and encompass a range of measures in the areas of protection, rescue and relief. EUR 20 million in EU funding will be used for capacity building of the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief and for increasing its contribution to long-term flood risk management. To this end, as many as 40 specialist vehicles will be introduced to the Administration’s fleet, with 164 vehicles undergoing upgrade or refurbishment and 10 high capacity pumping units provided. State-of-the-art equipment and technology will enable a fast, efficient and coordinated response to flood events across the country, ensuring that lives and property are better protected during flood events.

The vehicles will be fitted with modern equipment that will make the work of local civil protection teams, firefighters and other relevant services easier in 20 designated hydrological areas; the vehicles will be located across the entire country ensuring that no part of the country is left without a quick and efficient emergency response.

KEY:

  1. Tržič, Radovljica, Jesenice, Kranjska Gora
  2. Železniki, Škofja Loka, Kranj, Žiri
  3. Dol pri Ljubljani, Ljubljana, Medvode
  4. Dobrova-Polhov Gradec, Ig, Ljubljana, Škofljica, Horjul, Vrhnika, Cerknica, Brezovica, Loška Dolina
  5. Kamnik, Komenda, Domžale, Mengeš, Trzin, Cerklje na Gorenjskem
  6. Hrastnik, Trbovlje, Litija, Moravče, Zagorje ob Savi
  7. Celje, Štore, Žalec, Laško, Nazarje, Vransko, Gornji Grad, Mozirje, Velenje, Solčava, Braslovče, Ljubno, Prebold, Rečica ob Savinji, Šmartno ob Paki, Šoštanj, Vojnik
  8. Radeče, Krško
  9. Brežice, Kostanjevica na Krki, Grosuplje, Dobrepolje, Ribnica
  10. Brežice, Rogatec, Rogaška Slatina
  11. Prevalje, Ravne na Koroškem, Dravograd, Črna na Koroškem, Mežica, Slovenj Gradec
  12. Duplek, Ptuj, Maribor, Gorišnica, Kidričevo, Pesnica v Slovenskih Goricah, Videm
  13. Ruše
  14. Slovenske Konjice, Poljčane
  15. Gornja Radgona, Šentilj, Črenšovci, Beltinci, Kungota, Ljutomer
  16. Murska Sobota, Moravske Toplice, Odranci, Dobrovnik, Lendava, Velika Polana
  17. Idrija, Cerkno
  18. Šempeter-Vrtojba, Nova Gorica, Miren-Kostanjevica, Renče-Vogrsko, Vipava
  19. Koper, Izola, Piran
  20. Kočevje