Prevention and minimization of the Risks for the Environment and Vision for iNnovative Tools /PREVENT/

Project code:CB005.1.11.165
Project call:CB005.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:1.1. Preventing and mitigating the consequences of natural and man-made disasters in the cross-border area
Type of project:Investment
Project duration in months:15
Project final contract amount:581483.41 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:21.03.2017
Project end date:20.06.2018
Project intervention field:087 Adaptation to climate change measures and prevention and management of climate related risks e.g. erosion, fires, flooding, storms and drought, including awareness raising, civil protection and disaster management systems and infrastructures
Project summary:

The project is focused on tackling the basic and global problems which are closely linked with  forest fires, floods, atmosphere pollution, biotic agents and climate changes’ influence.

Creation of a formal cooperation network working on prevention and mitigation of the consequences from natural and man-made disasters between Dimitrovgrad and Uzunkopru municipalities is envisaged. Within the project there will be constructed a tower and  automatic technical equipment for observation and prevention of forest fires on the territory of Dimitrovgrad municipality that will cover a perimeter of about 26 km. The automatic observatory is designed for monitoring, safeguarding, analyses, communication and early prevention in cases of fire and other unfavourable events in the covered perimeter. a Flood Prevention Information System will be installed in Uzunköprü municipality that will work with a specialized software and will deliver data in real time. A Common Strategy for Prevention from Natural and Man-made Disasters and mitigating the consequences from them across the Cross border region will be elaborated for ensuring sustainability of the project.

Project implementation will contribute to better protection of the population and conservation of biological and landscape diversity in the border region. The installation of a system for early warning of natural disasters in Uzunkupru and construction of a watchtower in the municipality of Dimitrovgrad will reduce the negative impacts of forest fires, floods, natural and other man-made disasters.

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Leading partner
Municipality of Dimitrovgrad
Municipality of Uzunkopru