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
isdr-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 National Platform + 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
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 Sendai Framework + 31 70 751 5509 (secr.) VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Netherlands, the Ministry of Security and Justice National Platform + 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 Sendai Framework +41 313241781 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Switzerland Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT National Platform +41 313241781 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 Prime Ministry, 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
United Kingdom Cabinet Office (UK) National Platform VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE

News and Events

Amadora COVID19 Operation Center
THE CASE OF COVID19 IMPACT IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF AMADORA, PORTUGAL The Municipality of Amadora with 24 square kilometers of area and 180,000 inhabitants was the first municipality in Portugal with COVID-19 registered cases which were imported from Italy
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 5, 2020 – The UNDRR Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia in cooperation with UN Resident Coordinator Office organized a three-day training for the senior staff of the Department for Civil Defense and Rescue Operations
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Over 30 European and Central Asia member states joined a successful virtual dialogue Wednesday 6 May on “Sharing Experiences and Strategies for COVID-19 Response, Transition, and Resilience," The dialogue, co-organized by the UN Office for Disaster Risk
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Situation development In Croatia, this story began on 22 February 2020, with the first death attributed to COVID-19 in Italy. The same day, the Civil Protection Coordination Centre was established by the Croatian Government. It assembled, among others
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Cities from Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia have initiated efforts to adopt holistic strategies for disaster risk reduction at local level, following resilience assessments carried out with UNDRR support. City
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On the 26th of November 2019, Albania was struck by a strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake caused extensive damage in 11 municipalities, including the two most populous, urbanized and developed, Tirana and Durres. The Balkan Peninsula and
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Following the November 2019 earthquake in Albania, which killed 51 people, injured more than 900, and left 17,000 people displaced, the UNDRR Regional Office for Europe reached out to the former Sendai Framework Focal point for Albania, Mr. Maksimiljan
CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Opening Remarks by SRSG Mami Mizutori Global Consultative Workshop – Scaling up DRR in Humanitarian/Development Contexts 27 February 2020, Geneva, Switzerland Thank you all for being here today. It is my pleasure to welcome you to
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Two recommendations of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction have been put into practice with the adoption of a new law in France: the necessity of including science in the policy-making process, and the importance of the local level insights
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Belarus and Moldova are the first countries to undergo an independent multi-stakeholder assessment coordinated by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) to ensure that national disaster risk reduction strategies are inclusive, robust, and in

Publications

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UNDRR's “Building SMEs Resilience” survey was conducted in Italy with an aim to build a baseline understanding of where small and medium businesses are in terms of understanding and managing risks, investing in resilience, and preparing for, responding to

UNDRR INFO June 2020 cover page

UNDRR INFO, is the regional office for Europe's monthly newsletter covering activities in the field of DRR. This month's edition includes updates on: National Platforms for DRR, UNDRR Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism, European RoadMap for Disaster Risk

UNDRR INFO MAY 2020 first page

UNDRR INFO, is the regional office for Europe's monthly newsletter covering activities in the field of DRR.  This month's edition includes updates on: Resilience of Small and Medium Enterprises, Socio-economic impacts of pandemics, COVID-19 response in

UNDRR INFO APRIL 2020 first page

UNDRR INFO, is the regional office for Europe's monthly newsletter covering activities in the field of DRR.  This month's edition includes updates on:  Options for Addressing Infrastructure Resilience, Cyber Security, The Earthquake in Zagreb amid the

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UNDRR INFO, is the regional office for Europe's monthly newsletter covering activities in the field of DRR. This month's edition includes updates on: New stress testing tool helps withstand hybrid and cascading risk scenarios, DRR strategy assessment

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The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction stresses the need for better governance of risk, in which the State has the primary role in reducing disaster risk. Building resilience to disasters also brings together the responsibilities of many sectors

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This report details case studies following a Disaster Resilience Scorecard Assessment in Centar (North Macedonia), Alba Iulia (Romania) and Kruševac (Serbia).

Local authorities which play a central role in developing solutions for decreasing disasters

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This paper sets out some key reflections and recommendations on challenges and opportunities associated with bridging cybersecurity and disaster risk reduction aimed at assisting organizations to become more resilient in a rapidly evolving threat and risk

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This paper sets out UNDRR’s recommendations, lessons learned and highlights opportunities to build infrastructure resilience. Insights shared in this paper are expected to be of relevance and interest to partners locally, nationally and internationally.

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UNDRR INFO, is the regional office for Europe's monthly newsletter covering activities in the field of DRR.  This month's edition includes stories on the 2019 earthquake in Albania, and the reconstruction and recovery process that followed.

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).