U-LEAD with Europe Programme launching a call to participate in a new initiative to improve effectiveness of Civil Protection System in AHs
30.11.2018

Amalgamated hromadas are invited to apply for participation in the U-LEAD with Europe’s initiative “Creation of efficient Civil Protection Systems in AHs” jointly implemented with the Association of Volunteer Fire Brigades of Republic of Poland. The project will run up to October 2019.

This project contributes to strengthening capacities of amalgamated municipalities in the area civil protection as well as supports them in the process of developing local crisis management and civil protection planning – with special emphasis on creating voluntary fire brigades.

The actions cover a wide set of issues, including:

  • Development of draft legislative proposals for local civil protection system and VFB operation at national and local levels.
  • Design the model documentation of the local civil protection policy and VFB operation.
  • Preparation of the AH leadership to manage local civil protection and rescue operations.
  • Training of selected VFB brigades to effectively react to emergencies.
  • ToT for DSNS and external experts to ensure scaling-up of relevant knowledge and best practices.

30 Selected amalgamated hromadas will benefit from:

  • Receiving respective knowledge and sample documentation necessary for civil protection system creation and management;
  • Learning Polish experience on responsibilities of municipalities in civil protection sphere;
  • Professional training for volunteer fire brigades;
  • Support in development of detailed local safety plans under supervision of international and national experts.

As a precondition for participation in the initiative, AHs must demonstrate sufficient motivation to establish and maintain volunteer fire brigades and be ready to appoint a person responsible for VFB`s coordination. Availability at least one fire vehicle under AHs ownership or expecting to receive one within 2019 is an advantage.

In addition, priority in the selection process will be given to AHs not yet participating in other initiatives supported by the U-LEAD with Europe Programme or other international donor programmes supporting the Decentralisation reform.

To apply, please complete the Application Form and send it by December 10, 2018 cob to the following email address: zosprpua@gmail.com.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at +380935157843

Up to 30 AHs will be selected for participation by December 17, 2018.

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