About the Project

Project "Community Opposition of Disastrous Events" (CODE) is financed by Interreg V-A Romania-Bulgaria Programme. The project partners are Association Vasiliada - Craiova, Romania (lead partner), Free Youth Centre - Vidin, Bulgaria, Bulgarian Red Cross and Rd Cross - Dolj, Romania. The general objective of the project is to increase local capacity in rural areas of Romania-Bulgaria border region (regions of Dolj in Romania, Vidin and Montana in Bulgaria) for disasters’ prevention and mitigation trough development of extended volunteer units and their better preparation, including in a cross-border context.  The envisaged budget on the project is 280 566,42 EUR, provided by European Union through European Regional Development Fund, the governments of Romania and Bulgaria and the project partners. 

CODE conclusion forum

December 14-15, 2017 In Craiova, Romania took place the closing event under the project "Community Opposition of Disastrous Events - CODE" - the conclusion forum. It collected 40 participants from volunteer units for disaster protection, local authorities and experts from Bulgaria and Romania. The aim of the forum was to report the results, to evaluate and provide sustainability of the collaboration. 

Practical exercise in Bulgaria

September 28 - 29, 2017. At the polygon at the qualification centre of the Regional Fire Protection and Civil Protection Directorate - Montana, a joint practical exercise was conducted for volunteers on rescue in case of disasters and accidents. The sexersise was attended by 30 volunteers from Bulgaria and Romania who, in interaction with professionals, trained actions in case of earthquak, flood and catastrophe.

Training sessions in Bulgaria

May 20, 2017. Free Youth Centre successfully completed a series of 18 two-day training seminars for members of voluntary units for disaster protection and municipal officials from Vidin and Montana districts, conducted by the organization to improve emergency preparedness.

Second CODE meeting of experts

October 14-15, 2016. In Belogradchik, Bulgaria took place the second meeting of experts from Bulgaria and Romania under the project "Community Opposition of Disastrous Events" (CODE). The purpose of the meeting was the approval of the methodological set made for the provision of training courses and the practical exercises.

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