The Process of offering and Receiving International Assistance in Civil Protection Emergencies

The General Secretariat for Civil Protection has the exclusive competence for international assistance call submission in Greece according to Article 27, paragraph 2 of Law 3536/2007.

The GSCP’s policy in the management either of the calls of Greek Authorities to the EU or of other European member states for aid offered by means and human resources for the response to major natural and technological disasters is the immediate response and the coordination of the involved agencies to the maximum extent; the ultimate goal is the effective management of international assistance.

The GSCP is coordinating the process of offering and receiving assistance calls through International Organizations (EU, NATO, BSEC etc) and activates the state agreements by means of its special information system and on the basis of the procedures of the“European Mechanism Activation Policy” (Decision N.121, GSCP).