Early Warning and Joint Preparedness for Emergency Situations at Romanian-Ukrainian border

  • AcronymWARN
  • CallHUSKROUA/1901
  • Priority8.1: Support to joint activities for the prevention of natural and man-made disasters as well as joint action during emergency situations
  • Project numberHUSKROUA/1901/8.1/0079
  • EU Funding457,551.51 €
  • Project start date1 June 2021
  • Project end date31 May 2022
  • Project statusIn progress

The project aims to increase the reaction capacity and decreased time response in Satu Mare County from RO (the area of Tarna Mare commune, town Ardud, neighbor areas in Țara Oașului and Zona Satmarului) and in Zacarpathia region (town Vinogradov and surroundings), by the end of Program implementation. The 4 partners agreed to realize this through (1) developing competences of 9 volunteer teams from different localities in targeted area; (2) strengthening long-term cross-border cooperation in the prevention and management of emergency situations, through sharing good practices along the project's implementation; (3) developing Early Warning System and intervention equipment on both sides of the common border. Expected achievements refer to improved response and strengthened intervention capacity at the Romanian-Ukrainian border of volunteer
services for emergency situations. After the project implementation, there will be 9 trained and tested volunteer teams (at least 90 persons) in: first aid giving, usage of geo-location instruments (GPS) for precisely identify target locations, usage of special alpine techniques for rescue operations and interventions in case of flooding. Participation at joint cross border demonstrative exercises will assure the practice of working together.
The common challenges will be also addressed through a Good Practices Guide for volunteer services for emergency situations, which was identified as a practical solution for the lack of know how in establishing and maintaining local volunteer services as a local resource for responding to various emergency situations, mainly other than those related to firefighting. The project addresses the general need for local rescue teams for intervention in case of emergency situations, and supports these teams to gain new competences and acquire new equipment. Also the project promotes volunteering as a resource for managing rapid and efficient interventions in case of disasters.

  • Disaster prevention


Lead partner

Tarna Mare Commune

Project partner

6th State Fire and Rescue Unit of the Department of State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Transcarpathian Region

99,169.43 €

Project partner

Municipality of Ardud


137,285.98 €

Project partner

Informational Center for Innovation and Development “Novum”


70,687.83 €