The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.
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 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.
Please note that, due to ongoing discussions with the Government of the Philippines, the information session scheduled for 19/01/2018 (see pages 2, 18 and 27 of the Guidelines for Grant Applicants) is postponed until further notice.
The new date will be published through a corrigendum that will be posted in this same web page in the next two weeks.
Manila, 28th December 2017 – The European Union is allocating €570 000 (PHP 34 million) in humanitarian funding to deliver emergency relief assistance to families affected by powerful Tropical Storm Vinta, which wreaked havoc across large parts of the southern Philippines just before Christmas. The funds will be used to address the immediate needs of those who have been most affected by the tropical system in the heavily hit areas.