26 August 2019
Thematic Project TO BE READY: 1st Project Meeting on 30 August in Tirana

The project partners are READY to start their working cooperation activities in the framework of the thematic project “TO BE READY - The flOod and Big firE foREst, prediction, forecAst anD emergency management”. The 1st Project Meeting will be held on 30 August in Tirana.

The project is funded within the Thematic Call of the Interreg IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro Programme, Priority “Environment protection, risk management and low carbon strategy” with a total budget of 5.009. 633.49 EUR. The project duration is about 37 months, from 15 May 2019 to 30 June 2022.

The project partnership, led by Molise Region, is composed of the main competent Authorities in the field of civil protection and risk management with experience and expertise in research, analysis and management risk: with the guide of Molise Civil Protection department, the Civil Protection Department of Puglia Region,  the Ministry of the Interior, Directorate for Emergency Management of Montenegro, the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Albania and the Associated partner, the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Albania, the whole partnership  will be able to develop the best strategies in enhancing the conditions to increase the safety of the Italian, Albanian and Montenegrin basin from natural and man-made disaster implementing cross border initiatives able to establish a bridge among participating regions in order to adopt common intervention strategies in case of wildfires and floods. 

The principal expected change to be achieved is improving coordination and level of preparation of strategic key actors involved in the phase of prevention and management of the emergency in case of fires and floods hazards. 

The main output produced by the project will be the promotion of a shared model of prevention and intervention to be activated in the partner countries. The model will be developed through activities able to stimulate the exchange of experiences and know-how among the participants in the 3 Countries, the establishment of intervention models and training programs with specific sessions on the organization, protocols and procedures applied in the countries of the middle Adriatic basin, in order to facilitate the easy and safe transfer of facilities, men and materials in case of major events.

The cross-border approach represents a significant added value for the project and is related to the peculiarities of the different territories involved and different ways of prevention and intervention in case of fires and floods that integrated will certainly contribute to the development of a winning operational model.
During the meeting, partners with the presence of the representatives of the Managing Authority and the Joint Secretary of the Interreg IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro Programme, will discuss about cooperation strategies and exchanged opinions and provided guidelines for the correct implementation of activities in fulfillment of the final objectives of the project.

A specific working session will be focused on the organization of an International conference to present the projects activities to a wide public.

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