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.

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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
Albania General Directorate of Civil Emergencies, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Albania Sendai Framework +35542273191 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Andorra Andorran Civil Protection Department - Government of Andorra Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Armenia Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia Sendai Framework COUNTRY PROFILE
Armenia Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia National Platform 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 The Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan Sendai Framework 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 Belgium - government Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Belgium Belgium - government National Platform 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
Bosnia and Herzegovina Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Bulgaria Chief Directorate Fire Safety and Civil Protection, Ministry of Interior Sendai Framework +359 2 98 21 252 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
Croatia Croatia - government Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Cyprus Civil Defence (Cyprus) Sendai Framework 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
Denmark Danish Emergency Management Agency Sendai Framework +45 459 06000 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 Sendai Framework +33 1 40 81 21 22 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
France Ministry for Ecological and Solidarity Transition Sendai Framework +33 1 40 81 21 22 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 Sendai Framework +49 22855540 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
Greece General Secretariat for Civil Protection of Greece National Platform +302131510161 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 Sendai Framework During working hours: +36 1 469-4152; 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 National Emergency Management Authority Sendai Framework 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
Italy Italian Civil Protection Department Sendai Framework 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
Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic Sendai Framework +996 312 547986 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 Sendai Framework 352 2478 4600 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Luxembourg Ministry of Home Affairs Sendai Framework COUNTRY PROFILE
Luxembourg Ministry of Home Affairs National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Moldova State Hydrometeorological Service of the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Moldova Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Monaco Ministry of Interior (Monaco) Sendai Framework (+377) 98 98 82 52 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 Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Montenegro Ministry of Interior and Public Administration Sendai Framework +382 20241590 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 Sendai Framework + 31 70 751 5509 (secr.) VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Netherlands, the Ministry of Justice and Security Sendai Framework COUNTRY PROFILE
Netherlands, the Ministry of Security and Justice National Platform + 31 70 751 5509 (secr.) VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
North Macedonia Government of the Republic of Macedonia Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
North Macedonia Government of the Republic of Macedonia National Platform 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 Sendai Framework +47 33412500 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
Poland Government Centre for Security Sendai Framework ( 48 22) 236 59 00 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Poland Government Centre for Security National Platform ( 48 22) 236 59 00 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 National Platform +40 21 208 61 50 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
Russian Federation EMERCOM of Russia (Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters) Sendai Framework +7495 626- 35 82 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Serbia Sector for Emergency Management, Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia Sendai Framework +381 11 2282 911 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Serbia International Cooperation Protection and Rescue Sector, Ministry of Interior Sendai Framework COUNTRY PROFILE
Serbia Sector for Emergency Management, Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia National Platform +381 11 2282 911 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Slovakia Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic Sendai Framework 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 Sendai Framework +46 (0)771 240 240 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 Sendai Framework +41 313241781 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Switzerland Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT Sendai Framework +41 313241781 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Switzerland Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT National Platform +41 313241781 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Tajikistan Committee of Emergency situations and Civil defense under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan Sendai Framework +992 37 227-95-09 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Turkey RT Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Sendai Framework 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
Turkey Ministry of Interior, Disaster and Emergency Management Authority Sendai Framework +90 3122582323 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Ukraine State Emergency Service of Ukraine Sendai Framework +38 (044) 247-32-05 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

Ms. Päivi Sillanaukee (centre), Permanent Secretary at Finland’s Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, receives the Damir Čemerin Award on behalf of the Finnish Global Health Security Agenda team, from Mr. Robert Glasser (left), the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, and  Mr. Kai Mykkänen (right), Finland’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Development  (Photo: Pasi Autio)
The Finnish arm of an international grouping working to ward off biological and health threats such as Ebola and the Zika virus has won a pan-European award that recognises innovative approaches to reducing disaster risk.
Warning signs are a critical way to raise public awareness of the risk of tsunamis. Israel dotted its coast with them in the run-up to an exercise this year. (Photo: National Emergency Management Authority of Israel)
Scientists and disaster risk experts from the Mediterranean and beyond have vowed to step up efforts to raise awareness among the general public of how to react to the threat of tsunamis.
The 1755 Lisbon earthquake and tsunami claimed tens of thousands of lives. Tsunami risk has a low profile in Europe, but the North Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea coasts have been hit by deadly waves throughout history.
Nations on the North Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Seas have decided to bolster their tsunami warning systems by giving France, Greece, Italy and Turkey a regionwide alert role.
24 countries taking part in tsunami drill
World Tsunami Awareness Day will be marked for the first time this year, on November 5. This week 24 countries with exposed coastlines in the Indian Ocean are taking part in one of the largest tsunami drills ever staged.
Rescue workers at the scene of  last Wednesday's earthquake
A week ago today, Italy was struck by a 6.2 earthquake which has claimed at least 292 lives. The Italian Prime Minister, Mr. Matteo Renzi, has announced that a new national earthquake preparedness plan is under preparation.
The head of UNISDR, Mr. Robert Glasser has expressed his condolences to the Italian Prime Minister, Mr. Matteo Renzi, on the loss of life in last week's earthquake and welcomed his commitment to building a culture of prevention in the earthquake-prone country.
Météo France is disseminating regular updates like this through the media, keeping the public and responders informed.
France has been battling heatwaves and wildfires this summer. Météo France issued an alert yesterday for 14 departments.
BRICS Ministers met in Udaipur, Rajasthan, over two days to agree collaboration on reducing disaster losses
Ministers for disaster management from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa concernend over growing level of disaster losses, agree to reduce disaster risk.
Portugal is battling wildfires both on the mainland and on the Atlantic island of Madeira pictured here.
Wildfires are a growing disaster hazard in many parts of the world. We can expect to see more of them as heatwaves and drought become more frequent and intense.
Kara-Kol, in Kyrgyzstan, is among the cities that will be helped by the ECHO-UNISDR programme to perform risk assessment, draw up risk-informed city development plans, and establish local disaster risk reduction platforms.
A new partnership between the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) will help prevent and reduce disaster risk in the Central Asia and South Caucasus (CASC) region.
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Publications

This study consists of a desk analysis of ten initially selected countries using available information provided by key informants from institutions working in those selected countries in disaster reduction project in the education sector. The four main

This monthly newsletter aims to highlight UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) the new global risk model planned by UNISDR and partners; (ii) Myanmar commitment to the Hyogo Framework for Action; (iii) Turkish quake highlighting

This study examines the economic and social consequences of the 17 August 1999 earthquake, known as the Izmit earthquake, which affected a third of Turkey's total population and caused substantial human and material losses.

The first chapter looks at the

This book was published for launch at the third Session of Global Platform for Disaster Reduction (GPDR) and it is the latest in a series of volumes addressing natural disasters, and how their impact can be reduced by effective capacity building and

This is the 2nd edition of the Disaster Risk Management Program for Priority Countries, originally published by GFDRR in 2009. It now includes the country programmes missing in the first edition (Burkina Faso, Malawi, Mali, Senegal, and Philippines, as

Report for the period 2009-2011:

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) in

The document serves the purpose of providing up to date information relating to National Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction within the UNISDR Europe Region. To date 27 NPs have been officially nominated in UNISDR Europe Region. (Last updated 11

This publication summarises the findings of an independent assessment of the South Eastern Europe Disaster Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Programme (SEEDRMAP). It highlights the achievements and the challenges faced by SEEDRMAP and provides

This publication is a compilation of good practices and lessons learned on early warning systems at different scales. Covered are natural hazards such as wildland fire, drought, floods, tsunami and extreme weather events. It highlights the importance of

This publications focuses on 20 core countries with high vulnerability to natural hazards and low economic resilience to cope with disaster impacts including anticipated climate change and variability: Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti

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Overview

The “Strengthening disaster resilience and accelerating implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Asia” 2019-2022 Action is a three year initiative supported by the European Commission. This joint initiative between the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the European Commission aims to build disaster and climate resilience in the five countries of Central Asia – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The Initiative will embed an approach that shifts from managing disasters to managing risks and will allow investments to be risk-informed and livelihoods and growth to be sustainable.  This initiative takes a relevant place in the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. It directly supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and contributes to the progressive achievement of the following SDG Goals:

  • End poverty in all its forms everywhere (SDG1)
  • Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation (SDG 9)
  • Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11)
  • Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (SDG 13)

This initiative builds on the recommendations, principles, concept, tools and processes offered under the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, and the UNDRR-coordinated Making Cities Resilient (MCR) Campaign, focusing on increased use of risk knowledge and disaster data in decision and policy making. The initiative aims to set the foundation for greater resilience to disaster in Central Asia through improved data management, strengthened risk governance and increased cooperation and experience sharing at the regional, national and local level.

The expected results are:

  • Disaster losses are measured and aligned with international agreements (the Sendai Framework for DRR and the Sustainable Development Goals)
  • National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies are developed, renewed or further aligned with the ten core requirements developed by the Sendai Framework for DRR.
  • Increased commitments to build local-level resilience are triggered through the resilience assessment of the five capital cities