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RECALL project approved
VUKOVAR, 16.12.2014. – Department of Protection and Rescue of  Vukovar-Srijem County agreed to prepare the project „Resilient European communities against local landslides“  (RECALL - Resilient European communities against local landslides)  which is Vukovar-Srijem County Dvelopment Agency HRAST jointly applied with the project applicant Provincia di Vicenza from Italy, and with partners: the Geological Survey of Slovenia, The University of Debrecen from Hungary and the Region of Western Macedonia from Greece, for the contest "Call for Proposals 2014 for projects on prevention and  preparedness to civil protection and sea pollution" by the European Commission - Directorate General Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection - DG ECHO.

The project was approved by the European Commission and it will be co-financed in the amount of 75% of the project total value which is higher than the 3,7 million kuna.

The financial part for the VSC is over  630.000 kuna, where the County co-financed the project through regular salaries of  Vukovar-Srijem County employees including the members of the County Headquarter of Protection and Rescue, who will be responsible for implementing the project with over 157.000 kunas while the rest of the grant, approximately 470.000 is from the European Commission for the project implementation, what indicates the significance of this project.

The problem of landslides in our County was not sufficiently accentuated, until after big rainfall this year, when the problem was occured with Gymnasium Vukovar and after held exercise "Landslide 2014" were persuaded in justification to participate in this project.

Vukovar-Srijem County with its Department of protection and rescue and in collaboration with the Vukovar-Srijem County Development Agency Hrast Ltd. was recognized this issue much earlier through The Risk assessment and accordingly to that, together with partners in May 2014 applied this project and become the only County in the Republic of Croatia, which participates in the project of rescue and civil protection.

SOURCE: Vukovar-Srijem County

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