PPRD East 2 holds workshop for journalists (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 4
The EU-funded regional civil protection Flagship Initiative PPRD East 2 held a Workshop on Cooperation with journalists in Kyiv on 1st and 2nd November with representatives from Eastern Partner Countries.
The workshop was aimed at finding answers to questions on how to effectively involve journalists in national efforts to raise awareness about disasters, how to streamline collaboration between journalists and national civil protection authorities before, during and after disasters.
Raising awareness about disasters and proper communication about disaster risks to the public are crucial elements of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and disaster risk management (DRM). The PPRD East 2 Programme supports Eastern Partner Countries in raising their capacity to inform populations in timely, adequate and trustworthy manners.
The EU-funded Programme on Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters (PPRD East 2) is to contribute to the peace, stability, security and prosperity of the Eastern Partner Countries. It is also aimed to protect the environment, population, cultural heritage, resources and infrastructures of the region by strengthening the countries’ resilience, preparedness and response to man-made disasters and disasters caused by natural hazards.
The PPRD East 2 Programme facilitates the strengthening of disaster risk management capacities at the national level in Eastern Partner Countries, to strengthen regional cooperation among the Partner Countries, and brings Partner Countries progressively closer to the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. The Programme will last for 4 years with a budget of €5.5 million.