The specific objective of the PRONEWS Programme is to further increase the capacity of the Albanian General Directorate for Civil Emergencies to prevent and respond to disaster management.
Improvement of the Legal and Institutional framework on Early Warning, Flood Management and Civil Protection.
Development of Flood Hazard Maps according to the provisions of EU Floods Directive.
Improvement of Flood Early Warning and integration into the European Flood Awareness System (EFAS).
Promotion of the development of awareness raising campaigns and prevention measures among the population.
Support to access the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM).
PRO NEWS will start with an inception phase aimed at understanding the state of play in regards to risk mapping, Early Warning System and the national legal framework on civil protection and disaster risk reduction at large.
Desk study and fact finding missions will be conducted with Programme experts and Consortium members in close cooperation with the main institutions involved in order to understand the network of target groups interested in the Programme components.
The inception phase will result into the endorsement of the work-plan and a better definition of the activities that will be carried out throughout the implementation of the Programme.
Technical assistance and capacity building activities, including training, workshops and advisory missions will be used for the achievement of the expected results.
The Programme activities will be disseminated through online platforms, media and events.