Belarus: EU advises on volunteering activities in civil protection

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06.12.2016
Belarus: EU advises on volunteering activities in civil protection
The EU-funded Programme on Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters (PPRD East 2) organised a meeting of the Working Group on Civil Protection Volunteerism on 2 December in Minsk. Civil protection experts together with the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus have worked out how to use volunteers in disaster relief situations. They discussed how to use volunteers in disaster prevention, how to recruit, select and train them, what equipment and insurance to provide and how to integrate them into the national disaster risk management system.
Working Group experts from the Ministry of Emergency Situations together with experts from the Belarusian Voluntary Fire-fighting Society and Belarusian Red Cross Society  have decided to draft a general law on volunteerism in civil protection activities and to refine the database of volunteers and volunteering organisations.
The PPRD East 2 programme aims to protect the environment, population, cultural heritage, resources and infrastructure of the region by strengthening countries’ resilience, preparedness and response to man-made disasters and disasters caused by natural hazards.
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Press release
PPRD East 2 website
 

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