Project "Fostering Improved Reaction of crossborder Emergency Services and Prevention Increasing safety LeveL", acronym FIRESPILL.
Funded under the Interreg V-A Italy-Croatia CBC 2014-2020 programme, AP 2 - Security and Resilience.
Strategic Theme 2.2.2 “ Oil spills and other marine hazards, fire and earthquake”.
Objective : increase the safety of the Programme area from natural and man-made disaster
FIRESPILL project overall objective is to increase the capacity of Emergency Service Organizations and citizenship to cross-border operate in tackling natural and man- made disasters in the Adriatic Basin, decreasing the exposure of the populations to the impact of hazards and increasing the safety of the Croatian and Italian Adriatic basin by improving emergency prevention and management measures and instruments. The joint efforts invested by 14 project partners, with cross-cutting competencies and multidisciplinary experiences, will result in development of common monitoring strategies and a disaster prevention and management system that will increase the resilience of involved territories to natural disasters like wildfires and earthquakes as well as accidents like oil spills. Further benefits and multiplicative effects will be gained from its integration in the regional development plans.
- Upgraded Emergency Services Regulatory system and institutional cooperation among the involved actors through the analysis and mapping of hazard exposure and current emergency services regulatory systems, establishment of better coordinated collective emergency planning and preparedness, and improving the level of uniformity aiming for balanced territorial approach in risk tackling (WP3).
- Enhanced awareness and behaviour of the citizens through participatory actions increasing the level of involvement of the population in risk prevention, monitoring and crisis management, transforming them from vulnerable elements to active sensors (WP2 and WP5).
- Improved risk prevention and management in the involved coastal regions through the upgrade of Emergency Management System (EMS), aimed at observing and predicting geophysical factors influencing people and properties, coordinating the emergency interventions and activating channels of communication with interventions teams and affected citizens (WP3 and WP5). This result and its multiplicative effects will be reinforced by pilot actions tailored to each risk (WP4).
The results contribute to the increase of safety in the Programme area and its resilience to natural and man-made hazards as they promote a shift in the prevention and management policies of the Programme area to a more unison and interactive risk management system as alternative to more individual and unharmonized practices.
The partnership consists of 15 partners
- RERA Development Agency of Split County - leader;
- Abruzzo Region;
- Consortium Punto Europa;
- Dubrovnik-Neretva Region;
- ATRAC Research Centre of the Primorje-Gorsky Region;
- Zadar County;
- Marche Region;
- Istria Region;
- Sibenik-Knin County Development Agency;
- Puglia Region;
- Emilia Romagna Region,
- Environmental Protection Agency of Friuli Venezia Giulia;
- Veneto Region;
- Split County - Dalmatia
Associate partner: Port Captaincy, Pescara Coast Guard