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Regional Municipalities Association "Maritza" is a nongovernmental organisation, registered in 1997 in Haskovo, Bulgaria. .
2018 Regional Municipalities Association "Maritza"


Headquarters:
6300 Haskovo,
4, Tzar Osvoboditel Str.

Contact address:
Business Incubator, 6310 Klokotnitsa village

maritza@maritza.info
tel.: +359 38/665021
fax: +359 38/664869



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The Project is co-funded by the
European Regional Development Fund and by national funds of the countries participating in the Interreg
V-A Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020 Cooperation Programme

 


 

Project: Protecting biodiversity at NATURA 2000 sites and other protected areas from natural hazards through a certified framework for cross-border education, training and support of civil protection volunteers based on innovation and new technologies, Subsidy contract 2.6d.06/02.10.2017

 

Managing Authority: Managing Authority of the Objective European Territorial Cooperation Operational Programmes of the Ministry for Economy and Development, acting as the Managing Authority of the Cooperation Programme Interreg V A Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020

 

Funding programme: Cooperation Programme Interreg V A Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020

 

Lead Beneficiary: Network for the operational Support and Education of the volunteers' Associations in the field of Civil Protection against natural disasters - NSEA

 

Partners: 

- Project Beneficiary 2: Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Information Technologies Institute

- Project Beneficiary 3: Regional Municipalities Association Maritza

- Project Beneficiary 4: Institute of Information and Communication Technologies - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

- Project Beneficiary 5: Municipality of Zlatograd

 

Period of implementation: 2 October 2017 - 1 October 2019

 

Overall objective

The overall objective of the project is the protection of NATURA 2000 and other protected areas from natural hazards through a certified framework for education, training and support of CPV on a joint CB basis  

 

Specific objectives

1) the establishment of successful interoperability between NSEA (Greece) and MARITZA (Bulgaria);

2) the creation of a robust, certified and CB joint educational/training system for the CPV which deal with the management of natural disasters such as wildfires and floods`;

3) the utilization of the involved structures scientific/technical tools and means by the trained/certified CPV during their operations;

4) the appropriate equipment of the trained and certified CPV via the involved structures;

5) the establishment of a joint CB approach on issues of environmental protection against natural disasters with the support of CPV.

 

Activities

Work package 1: Project Management & Coordination

Work package 2: Communication & Dissemination

Work package 3: Enhancement of the educational/ training competence of the cross-border civil protection volunteers

Work package 4: Strengthening the operational capacity of the cross-border civil protection volunteerism

Work package 5: Setting the base for future steps

 

Expected results

- the full scale operation of a joint, well trained and effective CPV based system for the conservation of NATURA 2000 sites and other protected areas of the CB area, as well as of civilians and properties against natural disasters (wildland fires/floods),
- the joint development of the NSEA and MARITZA structures based on scientifically/technically sophisticated solutions towards a concrete and sustainable CB network,
- the establishment of a common/certified CB training and support system targeting to environmental/biodiversity protection through the operation of the CPV,
- the enhancement of biodiversity and society resilience through promotion and reinforcement of civil protection volunteerism,

- the promotion of publics awareness and active involvement in aspects of environmental/biodiversity protection and conservation and natural disaster impact management as well,
- the improvement of the operational readiness, capacity and response levels amongst the involved CB communities and CPV,
- creation of synergies and joint operational procedures in the CB area dealing with biodiversity protection against natural disasters and civil protection decision making and managing,
- the sustainability of all project outcomes (educational/training system, scientific/technical solutions, equipment, dissemination and network building) by viably putting into action all produced mechanisms, procedures and tools.
 

Project progress

- October 2017 - contracted services for development of documentation for procurement procedures on the project  eOUTLAND

- November 2017 - contracted activities: organization of a Kick-off meeting; organization of the final forum in Haskovo; raising awareness of external target groups; logistics of 3-day training in Bulgaria; logistics of 2 one day training events held in Greece with live streaming in Bulgaria; logistics of 2 one-day training events in Bulgaria with live streaming in Greece; logistics of 2-day pilot training / simulation in Haskovo

- 18 - 18.12.2017 - Kick-off meeting, History Hotel, Haskovo

- December 2017 - contracted activities: delivery of new, unused office equipment.

- January 2017 - performed FLC of Project Beneficiary 3 for the period 02.10 - 31.12.2017

- January 2017 - prepared and sent to the Lead Beneficiary Project Progress Report for the first reporting period 02.10 - 31.12.2017

- October 2017 - March 2018 - performing studying activities in connection with the preparation of specifications for the different types of activities.

- April 2018 -  performed FLC of Project Beneficiary 3 for the period 01.01.2018 - 31.03.2018

- April 2018 - contracted activities: Develop and print 500 posters and 1 banner;  Produce Short videos (promotional and educational) and production of DVD's for volunteers; Development and print of result leaflet - 5000 copies full colour, BG, GR, EN; Production 6 training handbooks for the Bulgarian volunteers

- April 2018 - June 2018 - performing studying activities in connection with the preparation of specifications for the different types of activities.

- May 2018 - 4 publications for the project in: haskovo.info on 04.05.2018; haskovo.net on 04.05.2018; izvestnik.info on 04.05.2018; e-svilengrad.com and newspaper "Most" on 17.05.2018

- 10-11.05.2018 - 1st Interim meeting (second working), Komotini, Greece

- 20.06.2018 - Raise awareness visit to external target groups, Topolovgrad

- 22.06.2018 - The first information materials on eOUTLAND project are ready - poster, banner

- 31.07.2018 - Analyses on the topic: wildland fires for SAKAR (NATURA 2000 site) and floods for Derventski Heights 1 (NATURA 2000 site) on the territory of Haskovo region Contributions to the the Environmental/ biodiversity protection study developed by Projet Beneficiary 4

- 31.07.2018 - Assessment of the risk of disasters in Haskovo region with cross-border implifications in Greece

 

Last updated: 31.07.2018

"This document has been created within the framework of the Project Protecting biodiversity at NATURA 2000 sites and other protected areas from natural hazards through a certified framework for cross-border education, training and support of civil protection volunteers based on innovation and new technologies (eOUTLAND), financed under the INTERREG V-A Cooperation Program "Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020", Subsidy Contract No 2.6d.06/02.10.2017. The Project is co funded by the European Regional Development Fund and by national funds of the countries participating in the Interreg V-A Greece - Bulgaria 2014-2020 Cooperation Programme.

 
 
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