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. 

Volunteer Handbook

01.10.2021 The Free Youth Centre has issued a Volunteer Handbook for young people interested in volunteering in emergencies. The handbook is a product of the cross-border project "Moving Borders for Emergency Volunteering", implemented with partner from Serbia under INTERREG-IPA Programme. The main goal of the project was to increase the motivation for volunteering in emergency situations, developing youth volunteering.

Demonstration with the participation of volunteers from Vidin

September 14, 2018. In Vidin was celebrated the professional day of the Fire Safety and Protection of the Population Directorate with the participation of the employees of the Directorate, the volunteers from the voluntary unit of Vidin Municipality and the Youth Emergency Team at the Bulgarian Red Cross - Vidin. Demonstrations to the citizens of Vidin - fire in the building of the municipality, evacuation and rescue of citizens.

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.


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