ABOUT US

SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT

SEE URBAN is primarily aimed at strengthening the capacity of local authorities and institutions to reduce the risk of elemental disasters and other accidents and risk management in six SEE countries by formalizing local cooperation in the area of risk reduction (at the level of cities and municipalities but Both regionally and cross-border). Accordingly, the SEE URBAN Electronic Library for the Reduction of Natural Disasters and Other Accidents (SEE URBAN DRR Library) will be formed through the project, which will enable the improvement of the knowledge of local experts in this region. In addition, public awareness raising campaigns on local risks will be implemented, which will have positive effects on the wider public, but also on the particularly sensitive socio-economic group. Finally, the establishment of co-operation in the area of risk reduction at the local level will positively impact national platforms for reducing the risk of elemental disasters and other accidents and will lead to networking of local actors in this area at the level of the whole region of South East Europe.

WHY IS THE PROJECT NEEDED?

Exposure of the population to natural disasters and other accidents, as well as the economic losses caused by disasters, are continuously increasing in both the countries of the region and in Croatia. Forecasts suggest that the exposure of Southeast European countries due to climate change will progressively increase in elemental disasters and other accidents.