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FOSTERING IMPROVED REACTION OF CROSSBORDER EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PREVENTION INCREASING SAFETY LEVEL
Increase the safety of the Programme area from natural and man-made
FIRESPILL - PUBLIC INSTITUTION RERA S.D. FOR COORDINATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF SPLIT DALMATIA COUNTY
- General public
- Local, regional and national public authorities and related entities
- Emergency services and coast guard centres
- Education and training centers
- Universities and research institutes
FIRESPILL overall objective is to enhance the capacity of Emergency Service Organizations to increase cross-border effectiveness in tackling natural and man-made disasters, decreasing the exposure of the populations to the impact of hazards and increasing the safety of the Croatian and Italian Adriatic basin by improving emergency prevention and management measures and instruments. Project joint activities will be implemented per each risk taken into consideration, aiming at: (a) the improvements of existing Emergency Services Regulatory System; (b) the improvement of Emergency Management Systems (EMS) in terms of new and innovative solutions; (c) the activation of citizens' participatory process. Specific actions will be dedicated to each main risk in chosen pilot areas (fire, oil spill and other marine hazards, earthquake, pandemic).
The enhancement of Emergency Service Organizations' operational capabilities will be ensured by provision of safety equipment, emergency land and sea vehicles, mobile command and control units, communications systems, and Advanced Training Center establishment. Improvements in the governance area will be achieved by comparing the current civil protection legislation in the two countries to identify their homogenization level and the arguments on which to intervene to improve the overall system efficiency.
Joint approaches will be adopted for the development of common monitoring strategies and a disaster management system, through strengthening administrative and technical capacities, raising awareness, educating, equipping, and preparing population and rescue teams.
The participatory process of citizenship will be activated addressing and altering the population role from "vulnerable element" to "active sensor" during hazardous occurrences, in order to: (a) obtain its contribution to Civil Protection activities of natural and manmade risk forecasting, prevention, monitoring and management within its own living territory; (b) to educate to a proper behavior and a thorough knowledge of risk issues and (c) to reduce the natural and man-made phenomena that lead to emergencies.
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PUBLIC INSTITUTION RERA S.D. FOR COORDINATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF SPLIT DALMATIA COUNTY
DOMOVINSKOG RATA 2
SPLIT - CROATIA
PI RERA S.D. is a regional development agency and interdisciplinary institution established by Split-Dalmatia County for the purpose of preparation and implementation of projects related to the regional development.
Its primary role is to assist public entities in SD county to prepare and implement their projects, mostly financed by EU funds.
PI RERA S.D. employs 41 highly educated persons with multidisciplinary knowledge and rich experience gained by working on numerous EU projects.
Contact person: HELENA BRČIĆ
Abruzzo Region is a public authority which, along with the Central Government, has concurrent legislative powers, among other competences, to enact interventions in environment protection fields as well as to realize, implement and monitor the environment plans and policies.
The Implementing Unit is particularly responsible for the:
- environmental protection of the coast;
- the quality preservation of sea water;
-coast pollution's preservation due to sea mining activities;
- policies to support the sustainability, environment, resilience and climate change.
It has realized the climate profile and the the adaptation to climate changes' regional plan guidelines and is working at the sustainable development's strategy with the Italian Ministry of Environment and other regions.
Contact person: Iris Flacco
The Regional Agency for Reconstruction is an operative Agency of Emilia Romagna Region playing a key role in different ECT programmes regarding monitoring and preventing natural risks and innovation tools to elaborate big data. It is responsible for all the administrative procedures, personnel and structures implemented for the reconstruction. Moreover, all the normative activities pursued by EU, Italian Government, Emilia Romagna Region and involved municipalities, are overseen by the Agency
Contact person: Enrico Cocchi
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY OF FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA
ARPA FVG is the regional body in charge of environmental surveillance and monitoring of the regional territory. It performs its duties with the following purposes: -maintain, develop and strengthen the protection and promotion of the quality of natural and human ecosystems; -control and prevent the degradation factors that have or could have direct or indirect consequences on human health; - seek maximum integration and coordination of environmental and health-hygienical activities.
Contact person: Enrico Ballaben
Veneto Region, through the Public Works Organizational Unit, which deals with seismic prevention, contributes in identifying the type of prevailing damage, improving safety of public, productive and religious buildings, conducts seismic microzonation and mesozonation studies in the Region as a key tool for planning strategies for risk mitigation, populates database referring to strategic buildings in Veneto Region and acts as intermediary to activate collaboration with other public bodies
Contact person: Federica Cupoli
SPLIT DALMATIA COUNTY
Split-Dalmatia County is the central-southern Dalmatian county in Croatia. It is organized in 11 departments, each dealing with sectoral issues. SD County is experienced in preparation and implementation of different cross border and transnational projects aimed to enhance the safety and resilience of the territories belonging to Adriatic area. Institution has competent staff successful in implementing multidisciplinary projects that require regional and international cooperation skills.
Contact person: Damir Čarić
EUROPE POINT CONSORTIUM
Consorzio Punto Europa Teramo (COPE) is a regional-level development Agency providing assistance to Public Authorities in the implementation of development plans; manages projects and feasibility studies on economic, social and cultural development; enhances the access to funds and promotes productivity in economic sectors, also acting as a relevant centre for the dissemination of information through the official information Antenna of the European Commission called “Europe Direct Teramo”.
Contact Person: Filippo Lucci
DUBROVNIK NERETVA REGION
Dubrovnik-Neretva Region is the most important coastal region in CROATIA, covering 1/4 of national sea scope, with more than 60% are under Natura 2000 and 40 nature protection sites. Dubrovnik-Neretva region will participate in the construction of the Training Centre for Firefighting and Civil Protection Forces in Kula Norinska which will contribute to the safety of the Neretva Valley as well as better preparedness of the emergency services. Significant efforts will be dedicated to citizen participation in risk planning and management processes throughout different awareness campaigns
Contact person: Mato Tomljanović
ADRIATIC TRAINING AND RESEARCH CENTRE FOR ACCIDENTAL MARINE POLLUTION PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE - ATRAC
Adriatic Training and Research Centre for Accidental Marine Pollution Preparedness and Response (ATRAC) is a non-profit institution situated in Rijeka, Croatia, established by Primorje – Gorski kotar County within the HAZADR project, which gathered partners from Albania, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro and Slovenia. ATRAC presents the greatest added value of the project.
ATRAC’s key role is to provide training and education to the personnel involved in preparedness and response systems in the whole Adriatic region. Other important activities of the Centre include helping Adriatic countries and their territorial divisions in developing their contingency plans, risk assessments and other relevant documents, as well as effectively conducting international regulations governing preparedness for and response to incidents resulting in marine pollution.
Contact person: Vedran Martinić
Zadar County has considerable experience in implementing EU funded projects, especially cross border ones. Significant experience in the field of firefighting and forest fire protection projects, Zadar County has gained as a partner on project HOLISTIC (Adriatic Holistic Forest Fire Protection). The project activities were focused on prevention and mitigation of natural hazards, with particular emphasis on the risks of fire and earthquake, aiming to improve, promote and strengthen the institutional capacity to implement policies and actions to reduce the damage facing the Adriatic area. Zadar County implemented the project activities which included the establishing and equipping of the county operations centre for surveillance and response, setting up systems for early detection of fires, installation of heating system based on biomass utilisation etc.
Contact person: Lovro Jurisic
Marche Region is a public authority located developing its own policies and strategies in various fields. In particular, the Civil Protection Department deals with environmental and citizen protection, natural and manmade disaster prevention and all activities concerning health and safety of citizens. It coordinates the civil protection, the Operative Room, regional Volunteers, the Emergency Logistic Support Centre and the Functional Centre for natural risk monitoring
Contact person: Silvia Moroni
REGION OF ISTRIA
Region of Istria is a regional self-government public body, composed of 14 departments, each dealing with sectoral issues. The Department for Sustainable Development is developing and implementing EU financed projects referred to waste management, protection of karst and drinking water sources, protection from forest fire, and addressed to the management and prevention of environmental and technological risks at sea
Contact person: Bruno Kostelic
DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF ŠIBENIK-KNIN COUNTY
Public Institution Development Agency of Sibenik-Knin County is founded and financed by the Sibenik-Knin County. According to the Law of Regional development of Republic Croatia, the Agency is a Regional coordinator of the County: it supports activities and projects developed and implemented by towns and municipalities; it informs and provides advices and technical assistance to public organisations; it develops strategic documents and fosters the County's overall development.
Contact person: Josip Aras
PUGLIA REGION - CIVIL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT
The Civil Protection Department of Puglia Region regulates the organization of functions and administrative tasks, concerning: - guidance and monitoring of the regional system of civil protection; - preparing forecasting and risk management programmes, in line with the regional land use and forest plans, laws and other general regulatory activities concerning the management of relevant accident risks; - definition of guidelines for the preparation of emergency plans at regional level
Contact person: Francesco Ronco
PORT CAPTAINCIES – COAST GUARD CORP, MARITIME DIRECTION OF PESCARA
Port Captaincies – Coast Guard of Pescara is part of the Italian Navy under the control of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. It entrusts tasks and functions connected mostly to the civil use of the sea and with functional dependence of various Ministries: - Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (use of the sea for commercial and pleasure navigation activities); - Ministry of the Environment (protection of the marine environment); - Ministry of Agriculture (Maritime Fisheries).
Contact person: Donato De Carolis
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