Civil Protection refers to all the activities aiming at the protection of the lives and properties of citizens from the risks stemming from natural, man-made and environmental disasters by decreasing their effects at a European level in accordance with the national policies on the basis of the principle of subsidiarity.
Commission Decision of 29 July 2010 amending Decision 2004/277/EC, Euratom as regards rules for the implementation of Council Decision 2007/779/EC, Euratom establishing a Community civil protection mechanism (2010/481/EU, Euratom)
The Civil Emergency Planning Committee (CEPC) is operating within the context of the political pillar of NATO; all the countries of the alliance are represented in it. The Euro Atlantic Partnership Countries (EAPC) are also participating in CEPC.
In the context of CEPC are operating four sub-committees, which have been recently merged into each other and are the following:
BSEC initially started as an informal Intergovernmental Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation and was transformed into an international financial organization on May 1, 1999; on the same date the Charter of the United Nations, which was signed in June 1998 in Yalta (4-5/6/1998) entered into force.