Civil protection

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Civil protection

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Civil protection


These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

Environment > Civil protection

Civil protection

Today’s societies are more and more vulnerable to all kinds of risks, be they natural or technological, which can have serious environmental consequences. To help address these risks and be prepared to manage the crisis situations to which they can lead, the European Union has set up a mechanism for cooperation on assistance interventions and established programmes for the funding of civil protection measures.


  • Civil Protection Mechanism
  • Financing of civil protection measures (2007-2013)
  • Preventive alert against emergencies


  • Strengthening the European disaster response capacity
  • Prevention of natural or man-made disasters in the European Union
  • Disaster risk reduction in developing countries
  • Response to natural or man-made disasters
  • Major accidents involving dangerous substances
  • Transboundary effects of industrial accidents
  • Flood management and evaluation
  • Towards a Community programme for flood risk management

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