The Centre for development of the South-East planning region in the past few years has worked intensively to provide modern infrastructure and equipment for crisis management, which was actually the main goal of the project “Integrated Operational Center for Humanitarian Aid – HELP”.
The implemented activities and the achieved results of the project were presented on the info day which was organized on October 26, 2021 and which event actually marked the successful implementation of the project “HELP”.
One of the main activities in the project was the supply and installation of the Command Center equipped with state-of-the-art equipment that will enable to increase the responsibility, rapid response, modern methods and coordination of human resources in the crisis management process which is a very complex process and requires the involvement of all relevant institutions, both on regional and national level.
Within the project, posters with instructions on how to react in case of fire and earthquake were prepared and they were distributed throughout the municipalities, all primary and secondary schools, as well as through other public buildings in the South-East region.
National and cross-border protocols on communication, cooperation and coordination and Crisis Management Plans for the whole South-East region were also prepared, which will provide clear instructions on actions that need to be taken and which process to follow, because in times of crisis timely action and time management are essential.
The project which officially ends on October 31, 2021 is funded by the European Union and the National Funds of the participating countries through the Interreg IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Programme between Greece – Republic of North Macedonia 2014-2020.