Overview

Covering 55 countries in Europe and Central Asia, UNDRR Europe supports the development of policies and actions towards a more resilient future. We assist countries to monitor and track achievements towards implementing the Sendai Framework, support the development of national and local DRR strategies, build greater engagement with the private sector, and provide policy advice, particularly around sustainable finance and climate security.

Contact us

UNDRR Europe
37 - 40 Boulevard du Régent 
Brussels 1000, Belgium

Phone: +32 22 902 588
Fax: +32 22 904 950
@UNDRREurope
undrr-europe@un.org 

Countries

COUNTRY OFFICIAL FOCAL POINT TYPE CONTACT WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Armenia Ministry of Emergency Situations (Armenia) Sendai Framework +34710 31 77 61 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Austria Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics Sendai Framework +43 1 36 0 26 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Azerbaijan Ministry of Emergency Situation of the Republic of Azerbaijan Sendai Framework (99412) 512 00 61 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Belarus Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus Sendai Framework + 375 17 328 51 81 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Belarus Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus Sendai Framework + 375 17 328 51 81 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Belarus Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus Sendai Framework + 375 17 328 51 81 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Belarus Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus National Platform + 375 17 328 51 81 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Belgium Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Department for Development Cooperation Sendai Framework +32 (0)2 501 81 11 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Bosnia and Herzegovina Ministry of Security Sendai Framework +387 33213623 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Bosnia and Herzegovina Ministry of Security National Platform +387 33213623 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Bulgaria Ministry of Interior (Bulgaria) National Platform +359 29825000 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Croatia National Protection and Rescue Directorate Sendai Framework +385 13650085 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Croatia National Protection and Rescue Directorate National Platform +385 13650085 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Czech Republic Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic Sendai Framework +420 267 121 111 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Czech Republic Ministry of the Environment (Czech Republic) Sendai Framework +420 267121111 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Czech Republic Ministry of the Environment (Czech Republic) National Platform +420 267121111 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Estonia Ministry of Interior National Platform (+372) 612 5008 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Estonia Ministry of Interior Sendai Framework (+372) 612 5008 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Finland Ministry of the Interior (Finland) National Platform VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Finland Ministry of the Interior (Finland) Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
France Ministry for Ecological and Solidarity Transition National Platform +33 1 40 81 21 22 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Georgia Emergency Management Service of Georgia Sendai Framework +995 32 2 28 78 40 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Germany Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance National Platform +49 22855540 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Germany Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance Sendai Framework +49 22855540 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Greece General Secretariat for Civil Protection of Greece Sendai Framework +302131510161 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Hungary National Directorate General for Disaster Management National Platform During working hours: +36 1 469-4152; VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Israel Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sendai Framework 972-2-5303111 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Italy Italian Civil Protection Department National Platform VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Italy Dipartimento della Protezione Civile Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Kazakhstan Committee for emergency situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Liechtenstein Office for Foreign Affairs Sendai Framework 423 / 236 60 57 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Lithuania Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania Sendai Framework +370 5 271 7130 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Luxembourg Ministry of Interior National Platform 352 2478 4600 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Luxembourg Ministry of Interior Sendai Framework 352 2478 4600 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Moldova Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Monaco Ministry of Interior (Monaco) National Platform (+377) 98 98 82 52 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Montenegro Ministry of Interior - Directorate for Emergency Situations National Platform VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Netherlands, the Ministry of Security and Justice National Platform + 31 70 751 5509 (secr.) VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Netherlands, the Ministry of Security and Justice Sendai Framework + 31 70 751 5509 (secr.) VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
North Macedonia Republic of North Macedonia - government National Platform +389 23137784 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
North Macedonia Republic of North Macedonia - government Sendai Framework +389 23137784 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Norway Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning, Ministry of Justice and Public Security National Platform +47 33412500 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Norway Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning, Ministry of Justice and Public Security Sendai Framework +47 33412500 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Poland Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, National Research Institute National Platform +48 225694100 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Portugal Portuguese National Authority for Civil Protection National Platform +351 214247100 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Portugal Portuguese National Authority for Civil Protection Sendai Framework +351 214247100 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Portugal Portuguese National Authority for Civil Protection Sendai Framework +351 214247100 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Romania General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations Sendai Framework +40 21 208 61 50 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Romania Romania - government Sendai Framework +40 213143400 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Romania General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations Sendai Framework +40 21 208 61 50 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Romania Romania - government Sendai Framework +40 213143400 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Serbia Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia National Platform VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Slovakia Ministry of Interior Sendai Framework +421 9610 44559, +421 9610 44508 COUNTRY PROFILE
Slovakia Ministry of Interior Sendai Framework +421 9610 44559, +421 9610 44508 COUNTRY PROFILE
Slovenia Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief, Ministry of Defence Sendai Framework +386 14713322 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Spain Dirección General de Protección Civil y Emergencias National Platform +34 915373100 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Spain Dirección General de Protección Civil y Emergencias Sendai Framework +34 915373100 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Sweden Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency National Platform +46 (0)771 240 240 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Switzerland Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT National Platform +41 313241781 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Switzerland Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT Sendai Framework +41 313241781 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Turkey Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Authority Sendai Framework +90 3122582323 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Turkey Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency National Platform VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Turkey Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Ukraine State Emergency Service of Ukraine Sendai Framework +38 (044) 247-32-05 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
United Kingdom Cabinet Office (UK) National Platform VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE

News and Events

Regional Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction for implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 21 August 2019 Dushanbe, Tajikistan Opening Ceremony Remarks Ms. Mami Mizutori Special Representative of the UN Secretary
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The head of UNDRR, Mami Mizutori, today announced a new urban resilience programme for Central Asia supported by the Euroopean Commission at a DRR Conference in Dushanbe,Tajikistan
A wide angle view of the plenary session to declare open the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
Representatives from some 150 UN Member States attended the opening today of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
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The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and KLP, Norway's largest pension company, announced today a partnership to geo-tag financial investments against vulnerability to disaster and climate risk.
Montenegro disaster resilience
Major efforts are underway in Montenegro to reduce the risks from disasters with the launch of a national disaster loss database to mark the 40th anniversary of a major earthquake.
Children evacuate Gordon Elementary School in Tel Aviv tsunami drill
More than 130 000 children have taken part in the first national tsunami simulation ever done with schools in Israel. The tsunami simulation was part of a wider national earthquake drill that was also organized today involving more than 2.5 million students throughout the country.
Group photo of participants at the 2nd World Tsunami Museum Conference
Japan hosted the 2nd World Tsunami Museum Conference which attracted 156 participants from 17 countries to help raise awareness of tsunami risk.
At today's launch: (from left) Permanent Representative Vojislav Šuc, Slovenia, Kirsi Madi, UNISDR, and Rudolf Müller, OCHA
UNISDR and partners today launched an "Implementation Guide for Man-made and Technological Hazards" to support implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, addressing the closing ceremony today of the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction
The Rome Declaration was adopted today at the close of the European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction, spelling out the challenges facing the region.
GEM Secretay-General, John Schneider in conversation with UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, at the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction
GEM, an initiative to improve understanding of earthquake risk has received a major award at the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction.
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Publications

The present work describes the experience of the Province of Potenza (an Italian local authority of subnational level) in accomplishing the recent UN global agreements goals and targets and in particular illustrates:

  • Progresses made in implementing

Climate change is likely to multiply the impacts of flooding the UK already faces, therefore further action must be taken to tackle both flood and climate risks to protect society, the economy and the environment. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate

Risk is widely conceptualized as a factor of hazards, exposure and vulnerability. One critical component of the risk equation is geography. The physical location of people and assets very much defines the likelihood and impact of a specific hazard which

Various risk assessments in the context of climate change examine changes in climatic conditions and respective hazards e.g. for the year 2030, 2050 and 2100, but juxtapose this information with data on vulnerability referring to the present. This is a

Regardless of the origin, financial and socio-economic crises feature combinations of adverse conditions: lack of access to financing/credit, slump in investments, household demand and consumption, a falling GDP, high deficits and debt ratios, loss of

Landslides are recognized as part of the geological hazards. They represent a variety of slope failure processes, which could be predisposed by hydrological, hydrogeological and mechanical slope features, or triggered by climatic events, along with

Flash floods (FF) events are difficult to forecast because of their small temporal and spatial scale. Furthermore, they often occur on un-monitored small rivers, where no real-time data is available to warn people. To better anticipate these events and

The Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient Action is a joint initiative of UNISDR, UN-Habitat and the European Commission aiming to improve the understanding of, and capacity to, address disaster risks and build resilience at the local level, including

The Greater Paris Region and MASA Group have been working alongside to test contingency plans with the artificial intelligent simulation platform MASA SYNERGY. As a result these contingency plans were updated. In a second stage, senior crisis staff

The "Salerno" and "Palermo" projects represent an optimal example of targeted interventions on the high, medium, and low voltage grids with the aim to improve customer experience while enhancing resilience. The projects have been designed considering a

Activities

The UNDDR Regional Office for Europe engages in the following tasks and activities to support international efforts for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and Sendai Framework implementation.

Europe - 5USCORE2: City-to-city local peer review

The Uscore2 project aims to design and test a generic, practical, city-to-city, disaster risk reduction peer review tool for cities across EU member states and beyond via the UNDDR Making Cities Resilient campaign (MCR). The project will involve collaborative work between the municipalities of Salford, Amadora and Viggiano. the University of Manchester, UNIDDR, the Department of Communities and Local Government (UK), Portuguese National Authority for Civil Protection and the Associazione di Protezione Civile Gruppo Lucano.

Europe - 6ResCult - Increasing Resilience of Cultural Heritage

The overall objective of RESCULT is to enhance the capability of Civil Protection (CP) to prevent and mitigate impacts of disasters on sites of Cultural Heritage (CH). This will be done through the realization of an integrated European Interoperable Database (EID) for CH, designed to provide a unique framework for CP, national Ministries of CH, the European Union (EU), local authorities. Moreover, RESCULT will provide a disaster risk reduction strategy identifying tailored actions and investments to improve both prevention and resilience capacities.

Europe - 7South Eastern Europe Disaster Risk Management Program

The World Bank and UNDDR have initiated SEEDRMAP (South Eastern Europe Disaster Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Programme) in collaboration with regional and international partners. This initiative contributes to regional and country-specific investment priorities (projects) in the area of early warning, disaster risk reduction and financing. SEEDRMAP incorporates three focus areas: (i) hydro-meteorological forecasting, data sharing and early warning;(ii) coordination of disaster mitigation, preparedness, and response; and (iii) financing of disaster losses, reconstruction and recovery, and disaster risk transfer (disaster insurance).