Call for proposals – Prevention and Preparedness in Civil Protection and Marine Pollution Civil Protection 2013 Closed!


The purpose of the Civil Protection Financial Instrument is to support the efforts of Member States to protect primarily people, but also the environment and property, including cultural heritage, in the event of natural and man-made disasters, acts of terrorism and technological, radiological or environmental accidents including accidental marine pollution. It also aims to encourage more cooperation between the Member States on civil protection and marine pollution. The 2013 call for project proposals in civil protection has two separate sections: Prevention projects and Preparedness projects.


A) Prevention

Type of activities which can be financed under this call:

  • Projects aimed at studying, designing, developing, testing and implementing new prevention approaches and/or activities in the Member States or at evaluating and/or improving existing ones;
  • Projects aimed at studying, designing, developing, testing and implementing innovative approaches, techniques and tools to consistently link prevention measures to preparedness and response needs;
  • Projects aimed at developing general principles and guidelines relating to hazards with potentially serious impact on human, environmental and economic situations;
  • Projects aimed at concrete improvements and innovation thanks to transnational cooperation in the area of prevention;
  • Projects aiming at identifying best practices.

(B) Preparedness

Type of activities which can be financed under this call:

  • Projects and small-scale exercises aimed at concrete complementary improvements and innovation. Due to the trans-boundary nature of such projects, small exercises shall involve regional legal entities of the participating countries concerned. Operating at a local (regional) level, the exercise scenarios shall not involve activating the mechanism, but shall focus on cross-border critical infrastructure (tunnels, bridges, pipelines, electrical transmission lines, etc.) or potential sources of hazards (dam, nuclear or chemical plants, offshore installations, etc.).
  • Concrete outputs may include, for example, the joint design, development and implementation of innovative civil protection and marine pollution activities, including procedures, techniques, tools, plans, etc. They may also include the transfer or the adaptation of existing features from other geographical or thematic contexts.

European community funding

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

  • 4,20 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 12 April 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche Civil Protection 2013 (Guidelines for applicants)

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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