European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction

Networks and Others

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European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement
Ministry of Interior, Disaster and Emergency Management Authority
European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction
European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection DG
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
Istanbul
2016

The main objective of this report is to identify key trends in terms of progress made and challenges faced at both national and regional levels through the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of

Council of Europe European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection DG United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction
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Ministry for Ecological and Solidarity Transition
Council of Europe
European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection DG
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction
Paris
2014

This report examines the key findings of the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group on Governance and Accountability’s review of best practices in disaster risk reduction as presented in the most recent reports prepared by 25 countries

Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection DG Bulgaria - government Croatia - government United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia Ministry of Interior, Disaster and Emergency Management Authority Ministry of Security and Justice European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction Cabinet Office (UK)
2014

The outcome of this working paper provides a contribution to the post-2015 framework for DRR consultations as it gives a useful insight on how local level resilience is addressed in the Europe region. The issue of conducting a survey on the state of local

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction
Italy - government
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction
Milan
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Dirección General de Protección Civil y Emergencias
European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction
Council of Europe
European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection DG
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
Madrid
2013

This report examines key findings of a survey carried out among European countries on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) in order to get an overview to which extent, and how, member countries of the European Forum for

Council of Europe German Committee for Disaster Reduction European Commission Association Française pour la Prévention des Catastrophes Naturelles United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, National Research Institute European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction

Mission

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.

Disaster Reduction Goal

Purpose

The EFDRR serves as the regional platform for disaster risk reduction aiming to increase the ability to create a safer Europe by reducing risks and vulnerability and to prevent the creation of new risks.

Objectives

The EFDRR shares the following objectives:

  • provide advocacy for effective actions to reduce the risk of disaster and prevent the creation of new risks by contributing to the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (Sendai Framework);
  • support the National Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Points and the creation and enhancement of National Platforms by addressing their coordination role aligned with the Sendai Framework towards building resilience to disasters at the national level;
  • encourage coordination, coherence and enhanced monitoring on progress, including through peer reviews, in disaster risk reduction actions; and
  • facilitate exchanges among European countries on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for increased political space and enlarged opportunity of innovation in disaster risk reduction.
DRR activities
Policies and Programmes in DRR

The EFDRR addresses:

  • the gap areas identified in the 10-year report of the Sendai Framework implementation in Europe;
  • the Sendai Framework areas of priority;
  • areas and activities identified by European National Platforms and National Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Points;
  • serving as a venue for preparation of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction through its Open Forum meetings; and
  • sharing of experiences, challenges and achievements among and between actors engaged in building resilience to disasters. 

The EFDRR has developed a Road Map (short- and long term) for the implementation of the Sendai Framework   that highlights priority areas and related activities.

In addressing the core substantive areas of work, the EFDRR will:

  • increase awareness on disaster risk reduction as an integral aspect of sustainable development and adaptation to climate change, recognizing that it is “everybody's business”;
  • enhance commitment of policy-makers and decision-makers to implement the Sendai Framework, encourage engagement of national and regional actors, private sector, NGO’s, science and the public, to promote joint activities towards disaster risk reduction;
  • enhance coordination of relevant national and regional actions in disaster risk reduction;
  • foster understanding of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 reporting mechanisms; and
  • identify specific opportunities for cross-fertilization between countries and sub-regions for exchanging knowledge and information, as well as inter-government and inter-sectoral cooperation.

The EFDRR will also:

  • facilitate the identification of common needs and action programmes;
  • encourage information sharing, exchange of knowledge and ideas and facilitation of cooperation;
  • encourage exchanges, twinning and joint activities among National Disaster Risk Reduction focal points and National Platforms in Europe and with other regions;
  • learn from past experiences and sharing of good practice;
  • provide practical suggestions for regional and sub-regional initiatives in support of national and community efforts to reduce disaster risk in coherence with the practical guidance of the Sendai Framework “Words into Action” implementation guides;
  • benchmark where countries can seek guidance from others who have already achieved desired results;
  • foster the use of science and innovative technologies in DRR  within member countries;
  • review the development of regional reports on Sendai Framework implementation and advocate national reporting on the progress  through the UNDRR monitoring tool;
  • promote key events that can advocate for disaster risk reduction; and
  • serve as venue for preparation for Global Platform sessions.
Disaster Reduction Focal Point(s)

The EFDRR consists of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Points and representatives of National Platforms in the European region, UNDRR Europe Office, Council of Europe (EUR-OPA), European Commission, and sub-regional organizations/institutions as agreed by the forum.

The organization has no registered commitments.

The Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments (SFVC) online platform allows stakeholders to inform the public about their work on DRR. The SFVC online platform is a useful toolto know who is doing what and where for the implementation of the Sendai Framework, which could foster potential collaboration among stakeholders. All stakeholders (private sector, civil society organizations, academia, media, local governments, etc.) working on DRR can submit their commitments and report on their progress and deliverables.

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