Joint CoR-UNISDR high-level policy event "Disaster Risk Management in European Regions - Towards Reducing the Number of Affected People"
The high-level conference will take into account also the conclusions of fact-finding mission of the CoR to Italy that took place on 25 and 26 May 2017 in the four Italian regions hit by multiple earthquakes in 2016 and 2017. It will look into concrete measures including an exchange of good practices and funding available at EU level, and focus on preventive measures targeted at saving lives and livelihoods in possible future disasters.
The CoR-UNISDR action plan seeks to translate the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 into ideas for local and regional governments by engaging both institutions to strengthen the implementation and coordination of disaster risk reduction actions at local level in Europe. The Plan also foresees a joint event in Brussels on the International Day for Disaster Reduction, whose theme in 2017 is Sendai Target (b): Substantially reduce the number of affected people globally by 2030, aiming to lower the average global figure per 100,000 between 2020-2030 compared to 2005-2015.
Furthermore, building resilience has been proposed as one of the main themes for the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC) in October 2017, a traditional annual event co-organised by the European Committee of the Regions and the European Commission.