European Commission: Inviting Applications for Prevention and Preparedness in Civil Protection and Marine Pollution

Deadline: 4 April 2019

European Commission is seeking applications for “Prevention and Preparedness in civil protection and marine pollution”. In order to contribute to achieving the specific objective, this Call for Proposals will co-finance activities that aim to facilitate and promote the use of long-term climate change projections and scenarios in disaster risk assessment and planning.

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Funding Information

  • The overall budget available for the Call (including both prevention and preparedness budgets) is EUR 5 700 000.

Topic 1: Prevention

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  • Integration of climate projections into disaster risk management
  • Development of climate-resilient infrastructure

Budget Information

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The total budget for the co-financing of prevention projects:

  • Internal budget: EUR 1 500 000 for projects targeting Participating States in the UCPM.
  • External budget: EUR 900 000 for projects targeting the Enlargement countries not participating in the Mechanism and European Neighbourhood Policy countries.

Topic 2: Preparedness

The 2019 Call for Proposal (Preparedness projects) focuses on strengthening preparedness for responding to multi-sector emergencies, including health, CBRN, environment and marine pollution in Europe and its Neighbourhoods.


  • Strengthening capacities for emergency response
  • Developing operational tools to facilitate emergency response
  • Reinforcing inter-sector and macro-regional response plans and procedures

Budget Information

The total budget for the co-financing of preparedness projects:

  • Internal budget: EUR 2 400 000 for projects benefiting Participating States of the UCPM.
  • External budget: EUR 900 000 for projects benefiting countries of the European Neighbourhood Policy and
  • Enlargement countries not yet participating in the UCPM.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for a grant, the applicants must:

  • Be legal persons;
  • Belong to one of the following categories: private entities, public entities, or international organisations;
  • Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the other applicants, i.e. not acting as an intermediary;
  • Be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:

Important: eligible entities from third countries can participate in the implementation of actions under the external budget but cannot act as lead consortium partner. Therefore, applications submitted by third countries which are not Participating States to the Mechanism will be considered ineligible.

For UK applicants: Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with during the entire duration of the grant. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, applicants will cease to receive EU funding or be required to leave the project based on the termination provisions.

How to Apply

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