A strengthened EU Civil Protection Mechanism endorsed by European Parliament

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Parliament has voted for strengthening the role of the European Union (EU) in crisis management through a legislative revision of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. This allows for faster and more effective European solidarity operations in response to large-scale emergencies or disasters […]

Coronavirus: EU channels critical support to India via EU Civil Protection Mechanism

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A shipment of urgently needed oxygen, medicine and equipment will be delivered over the coming days by EU Member States to India, following the country’s request for support through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, which is coordinated by the Emergency Response Coordination Centre of […]

Coronavirus: additional ventilators dispatched to Czechia via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following Thursday’s announcement by President von der Leyen that the EU is sending 30 ventilators from the rescEU medical reserve, Austria and the Netherlands are now also answering Czechia’s request for assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. With 15 ventilators from Austria, 105 […]

EU Civil Protection Mechanism must be sufficiently funded to save lives

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee called for sufficient means to match the needs of the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism programme post-2020. The EU Civil Protection Mechanism (CPM) has supported member states to save lives in the midst of earthquakes, hurricanes and […]

Coronavirus: EU Civil Protection Mechanism activated for the repatriation of EU citizens

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus intensifies, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated following a request for assistance from France to provide consular support to EU citizens in Wuhan, China. Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, said: “The EU does not […]