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National Platforms in Europe

National Platforms in Europe



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  • Mette Lindahl Olsson Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) Head of Natural Hazards and Critical Infrastructure Section HFA Focal Point in Sweden 2010 Chair of the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction
    • National Platforms in Europe
    • European Forum for DRR – Mette Lindahl Olsson, MSB Sweden
    • The ISDR system in Europé – Demitrio Innocenti, UNISDR
    • Swedish National Platform for DRR – Janet Edwads, MSB Sweden
    • Regional supportto the HFA implementation – Eladio F,ernandez-Galiano, Council of Europe
  • Hyogo Framework for Action 2005 - 2015
    • 1. Make Disaster Risk Reduction a Priority
      • Ensure that disaster risk reduction is a national and a local priority with a strong institutional basis for implementation.
    • 2. Know the Risks and Take Action
      • Identify, assess, and monitor disaster risks – and enhance early warning
    • 3. Build Understanding and Awareness
      • Use knowledge, innovation, and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels
    • 4. Reduce Risk
      • Reduce the underlying risk factors
    • 5. Be Prepared and Ready to Act
    • Strengthen disaster preparedness for effective response at all levels
  • European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction
    • Formally established in London 2009
    • Representatives from National Platforms and HFA Focal Points
    • Supported by ISDR, European Commission, Council of Europe and DPPI
    • Chair 2010 Sweden and co-chair the FYR of Macedonia
  • Global Regional National Local Experience exchange & action
  • European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction Overall Objective
    • Contribute to the implementation of the HFA
    • Forum for exchanging information and knowledge in the field of DRR and HFA
    • Provide advocacy for effective action to reduce disasters
    • Promote and support creation of new National Platforms
    • Create a safer Europe by reducing the impact of natural hazards to reduce vulnerability, and increasing the ability to minimize consequences of disasters
  • Goals of the European Forum for DRR
    • Support the development of national platforms as multi-stakeholder structures
    • Support the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
    • Facilitate the link between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.
    • Share good practices and lessons-learnt from European countries, sub-regions and local level
    • Enhance information-sharing and exchange between existing national platforms and focal points
    • Promote exchange of experiences and dialogue between regions
    • Share information about the activities of other international/regional organizations and EU in the field of disaster risk reduction
    • Prepare for the Global Platform sessions
  • 1st annual meeting of European Forum for DRR
    • Date:
    • 6-8 October 2010
    • Place:
    • Gothenburg, Sweden
    • Participants:
    • HFA focal points in Europe
    • Representatives from European national platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction
    • ISDR, European Commission, Council of Europe, DPPI
  • European Platforms and Focal Points European countries with established platforms & points of contact for HFA: Bulgaria, Croatia*, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia (FYROM)*, Monaco*, Poland, Russian Federation*, Switzerland*, Spain, Sweden and UK European countries with points of contact for HFA Albania*, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia Herzegovina*, Cyprus, Denmark, Georgia, Greece, Iceland*, Malta, Moldova*, Montenegro*, Norway*, Portugal, Romania, Serbia*, Slovenia, Turkey* and Ukraine*. *Not EU members List updated May. 2010 16 20 36
  • Topics for the 1st European Forum Meeting
    • Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction
    • Information sharing and exchange
    • Follow up recommendation from NP at Global Platform meeting 2009
    • EFDRR Goals
    • DRR at the Local Level: “Building Resilient Cities “ Campaign
    • Update on activities of other international/regional org & EU (DRR)
    • Public opinion, media and public awareness
    • Mid-term review for Hyogo Framework for Action
    • Utilizing national and international financial instruments including EU
    • Way forward to the European Regional Platform in 2011