The European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction serves as forum for exchanges at the regional level. The European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction facilitates discussion and advances on disaster risk reduction issues in a coordinated fashion at the regional level.
1. The European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction is intended to serve as a forum to stimulate and facilitate the exchange of information and knowledge among participating National HFA Focal Points and Platforms and regional/sub regional partners.
2. To provide advocacy for effective action to reduce disasters, by contributing to the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters (HFA), and by promoting and supporting the creation of new National Platforms
3. To create a safer Europe by reducing the impact of natural hazards to reduce vulnerability, and increasing the ability to minimize consequences of disasters
4. The forum facilitates exchanges among European nations on the implementation of the HFA, for expanding the political space devoted to the issue and would provide an opportunity for innovative ideas in the field of DRR.
Based on the objectives of the European Forum, the outcomes of previous NP and HFA Focal Points meetings, and the conclusions of the “Implementing the HFA in Europe” report, the following outcomes and focus areas have been identified:
Focus areas and activities identified for the period 2011 and forward are the following:
The European Forum includes: HFA Focal Points and representatives of National Platforms in the European region, UNISDR-Europe, regional organizations, in particular representatives from the Council of Europe EUROPA, and representatives from the European Commission, Civil Protection - Prevention & Preparedness Unit
DG ECHO, and sub-regional organizations/institutions as agreed by the forum.
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Last updated on 27 Sep 2011