Mission of the European Union to ASEAN

EU to launch project aimed at enhancing Emergency Preparedness and Response in ASEAN

Bruxelles, 25/01/2018 - 00:00, UNIQUE ID: 180212_7
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Although having no nuclear power plants on their territory, ASEAN countries could - in case of an incident at a radiological facility or nuclear accident in other countries - be affected by resulting radiological release. This raises the importance of an appropriate emergency preparedness and response (EP&R) arrangement for ASEAN countries.

Enhancing Emergency Preparedness and Response in ASEAN: Technical Support for Decision Making

 

Although having no nuclear power plants on their territory, ASEAN countries could - in case of an incident at a radiological facility or nuclear accident in other countries - be affected by resulting radiological release. This raises the importance of an appropriate emergency preparedness and response (EP&R) arrangement for ASEAN countries. Recognising that there is not much EP&R expertise available, the European Commission (EC) actively supported the development of the Regional EP&R Strategy. The Strategy identified a lack of tools to enable comprehensive decision making in emergencies as the highest priority needs.

Responding to the priority needs, the EC has now launched a project worth 1 million euro, where a modern Decision Support System (DSS) will be installed in 6 to 10 ASEAN countries, and customised for local conditions.

 

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