Proterina 3 Evolution - Flood risk prevention and management


Cross-border actions in the field of risk prevention demonstrate strong added value, complementing national policies and local initiatives, because climate change and risks, both natural and technological, are transnational and even global. It is essential for cross-border territories to pool their knowledge and systems in order to meet these challenges, and to develop joint strategies for risk management and territorial resilience to climate change. The Proterina 3 Evolution project is led by the French-Italian-Monegasque Riviera region. It aims to protect the region from natural hazards and involves the management of risks arising from flooding.

The third stage in protecting the region against natural hazards: the participative evolution of flood risk management.

PROTERINA-3 Evolution is the evolution of everything that was achieved in the 2007-2013 programme with the PROTERINA-Due, RESMAR and PROTERINA projects. It is a completed project that improves the capacity of institutions to jointly prevent and manage flood risk. The overall objective is to strengthen the region’s capacity to respond to flood risks by building awareness among institutions and communities.

The PROTERINA-3 Évolution project is scheduled to run for 36 months (from 15 January 2017 to 1 January 2020) and has a total budget of €6,053,800.96, including €5,145,730.82 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The beneficiaries, whether direct or indirect, are the administrations responsible for civil protection, land defence and the water cycle, the organisations involved in forecasting and remote monitoring of meteorological phenomena and the citizens actively involved in the decision-making processes.

The aim of the project is to promote prevention and protection measures: to improve the effectiveness of flood risk prevention measures through the cross-border and trans-regional involvement of institutional levels and communities, making them actively available to a process of increasing risk awareness within their own territory. It also aims to strengthen event forecasting and monitoring systems: developing remote monitoring networks and integrating the data acquired into early warning models by capitalising on the results of the previous programme. Lastly, it contributes to the development of resilient communities: increasing cross-border capacity to adapt to climate change through the development of resilient communities.

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