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Project title: „Preparation of proposal (investment project) addressing disaster risk management due to Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant possible threats“ (Grant Agreement No. ECHO/SUB/2019/TRACK1/807526)

Main beneficiary: Fire and Rescue Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania

Objective of the project: The main objective of the project is to prepare an Investment Proposal addressing disaster risk management due to Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant possible threats based on the national capability gap assessment and consultations with national and international stakeholders and experts.

Main activities of the project:

  • to conduct capability gap assessmentAll relevant national and local institutions will be requested to fill in a questionnaire. On the basis of the information collected and analysis performed an overview of the national capability gap assessment will be drafted (September – October 2019);
  • to prepare an Investment Proposal. Based on the national capability gap assessment an Investment Proposal will be prepared. During its preparation phase consultations with national stakeholders will be carried out (October 2019 – February 2020), a workshop with participation of national and international partners and experts will be organised (8 April 2020), and a final conference to present project deliverables will be conducted (16 July 2020);
  • study visits to Finland and Japan. Study visits with participation of 15 representatives from different institutions will be organised to Finland (2nd half of October 2019) and Japan (March 2020) in order to exchange experiences and good practices in the area of nuclear and (or) radiological emergency preparedness and response.       

Implementation period: 01.08.2019 – 31.07.2020

Financing of the project: The overall amount of the project is 344 632 EUR, European Commission’s co-financing is 327 400 EUR.

Project is co-financed by the European Commission European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Directorate General (DG ECHO) under the Annual Work Programme for the implementation of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism for year 2019.


Project name: Developing an evaluation model to assess prevention measures (EVAPREM)

Duration: 01.01.2017 – 31.12.2018

The aim of the project is to deepen our understanding of the effectiveness and efficiency of the prevention services considering the corresponding socio-economic environment. The project will provide robust evidence and analysis to support policy-makers in understanding the impact of prevention and supports policy-makers at different administrative levels in elaborating and reshaping the selection of prevention services with providing cost effective evaluation tools.


  • The Estonian Rescue Board (ERB) – Coordinator
  • University of Tartu, Estonia – Beneficiary No 1
  • State Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia, Latvia – Beneficiary No 2
  • Frederiksbourg Brand og Redning, Denmark – Beneficiary No 3
  • Fire and Rescue Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuania – Beneficiary No 4
  • University of Turku – Beneficiary No 5  

The main beneficiaries of the project would be the organisations responsible for planning and implementing the prevention measures in their respective countries on national and local level as well as safety actors in European level. The direct beneficiaries will be populations of the participating countries and indirectly countries who will be adapting and using the evaluation tool afterwards.

Project funding: The total budget of the project – EUR 531 006; Fire and Rescue Department’s part – EUR 63 984.

The project is financed by the European Union (received funding from European Commission’s DG ECHO) and serves also as a Flagship project of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).

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Last updated: 19-08-2019