Shared initiatives for increasing security of the cross-border area in the event of ecological and chemical disasters

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Thematic objective



3.2 Addressing common security challenges

Lead beneficiary

Siemiatycze Commune (Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland)


Milejczyce Commune (Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland)
Perlejewo Commune (Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland)
Nurzec Stacja Commune (Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland)
Dziadkowice Commune (Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland)
Grodno Regional Department of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus (Grodno Oblast, Belarus)

Total budget 2 078 104 €
Duration 24 months
Programme Contribution 1 870 293 €

Project description

A shared challenge in the area of the Programme is the necessity of better adjustment of current equipment and training for dangers present in the area, by retrofitting units with rescue equipment and shared exercises, which aim is also to tighten cooperation in the event of joint rescue operations.

The aim of the project is increasing quality of the inhabitant’s life, through shared initiatives aimed at increasing security of people, property and environment in the cross border area of Poland and Belarus. Furthermore, retrofitting fire & rescue units as well as chemical & ecological rescue units will increase preparedness for the risk of ecological disaster arising from development of the chemical industry in the area.

Main products of the project will be:

- number of specialised cars bought by rescue services – 11

- number of institutions responsible for safety of cross-border cooperation – 6

- number of events concerned with improvement of safety and emergency solutions – 2

- number of participants in the events connected with improvement of safety in emergency solutions – 60

Rescue units from the areas of Siemiatycze District (Powiat) and Grodno Region (Oblast) will be main beneficiaries of the project. The project will be implemented in 4 areas of cooperation: joint preparation of the project, joint implementation, project personnel and join financing. It is important to implement the project with partners from Belarus in accordance with binding international agreement between Republic of Poland and Republic of Belarus regarding mutual help of rescue units between the countries in the event of disasters. 

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