3.2 Addressing common security challenges
Association of self-governments "Euroregion Carpathians - Ukraine" (Lvivska Oblast, Ukraine)
The Administration of State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Lviv Region (Lvivska Oblast, Ukraine)
The Administration of State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk region (Ivano-Frankivska Oblast, Ukraine)
The Administration of State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Transcarpathian Region (Zakarpatska Oblast, Ukraine)
Regional Headquaters of the State Fire Service in Rzeszow (Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland)
Crossborder Ukrainian-Polish Carpathian region is characterized by unique cultural and natural potential as well as high level of tourist attraction, but at the same time the level of accessibility within the region, especially in its Ukrainian part, is very low due to the mountain landscape on one hand and low development of road infrastructure on the other. Therefore, theresponse time to emergencies in mountain areas is longer, that in neighboring lowland areas. For the Ukrainian side a big issue is also the technical condition of used fire equipment and vehicles (on average, 80% of equipment expired the lifetime). Given the need to increase the level of security in the mountainous areas both for people and for natural and cultural heritage objects, densely represented in the Carpathians, there is a need for creation a system of improvement competences and skills of fire and rescue services representatives and creation of joint cross-border strategy for responding to the challenges taking into account the specificity of mountain Carpathian region, including the presence of a large number of unique wooden architecture and frequency of environmental disasters in the region. To address the mentioned challenges there is a need to implement joint activities, that will aim at joint protection of people and environment in the Carpathians through the creation of Ukrainian-Polish system of disasters prevention and response in the Carpathian Euroregion . The final beneficiaries of the project are residents of the crossborder Carpathian region (over 7 million people) and tourists visiting.