2009 Call for proposals — Cooperation projects on preparedness and prevention under Civil protection Financial Instrument CIVIL PROTECTION Closed!


The European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment, Civil Protection Unit, has launched a call for proposals with the aim of identifying cooperation projects on preparedness and prevention which might be eligible for financial support in the framework of the Council Decision 2007/162/EC establishing a Civil Protection Financial Instrument.

The 2009 call for proposals for cooperation projects on prevention and preparedness in the field of civil protection covers two separate sections, each with its own objectives and specific budget:

Section 1. Prevention projects

  • Contribute to the development of knowledge-based disaster prevention policies
  • Promote consistency in the “prevention-preparedness-response-remediation” chain

Section 2. Preparedness projects

  • Exchange of information, experience, good practices and knowledge aiming at increasing the performance of civil protection actors (professional and volunteers) operating in the Member States as well as increasing public awareness
  • Cross border civil protection cooperation regarding the direct response to natural and man-made disasters
  • Enhancement of the availability of Civil Protection modules and other resources


  • Projects aiming at initiating or implementing specific complementary improvements and  innovation by means of transnational cooperation.
  • Specific outputs of projects may include, for example, joint design, development or implementation of innovative civil protection activities, procedures, techniques, tools, etc. They may also include transferring or adapting existing features to other geographical or thematic contexts.
  • Activities clearly targeted at civil protection respondents (professionals and/or volunteers) or at the general public in the Member States.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 2,25 Million EUR (Partial budget for area 1)
  • 1,40 Million EUR (Partial budget for area 2)

All the important deadlines

  • 18 May 2009 - 12 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • 2009 Call for proposals — Cooperation projects on preparedness and prevention (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)
  • Enterprises

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security

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