Finland – Seventh Annual Meeting of the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction

Finland – Seventh Annual Meeting of the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Council of Europe
European Commission
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for Europe

MAIN HOST(S): Ministry of the Interior, Finland

Helsinki, Finland will host 7th Annual Meeting of European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction from 3rd to 5th October 2016.

The European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) is intended to serve as the forum for exchanging information and knowledge, coordinating efforts throughout the Europe region and for providing advocacy for effective action to reduce disasters. Moreover, it shall be devoted to contemporary issues of importance needed to promote a good political climate for implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Reduction.

Hosted by the Finnish Ministry of Interior, the Chair of the EFDRR, the meeting is co-organized in collaboration with the Council of Europe (EUR-OPA), European Commission and UNISDR Europe.

The purpose of the meeting is to facilitate discussion, exchanges and synergies towards disaster risk reduction activities in Europe and to provide inputs from European Forum Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Points to the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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