Union Civil Protection Mechanism

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Norway participates in the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, which aims to strengthen cooperation between the EU Member States and other Participating States (including Norway) in the field of civil protection, with a view to improve prevention, preparedness and response to disasters.

DSB is focal point for Norway and coordinates our participation, on behalf of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Union Civil Protection Mechanism consists of several elements, including:

Contact DSB: International Relations; intsek@dsb.no

Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is EU's programme for research and innovation, and succeeds Horizon 2020. The programme focuses on global challenges and European industrial competitiveness, and is built on three pillars:

  • Pillar 1: Excellent Science
  • Pillar 2: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness
  • Pillar 3: Innovative Europe

Pillar 2 covers various topics such as health, civil security, digitalisation, industry, climate and energy – all topics are highly relevant for civil protection.