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News article28 March 2024Representation in Ireland1 min read

Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič visits Dublin

EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič was in Dublin today for the presentation of the results of the ‘Futureproof-IE' report together with the Tánaiste Micheál Martin.

Commissioner for Crisis management Janez Lenarčič with the Tánaiste and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Micheál Martin, at the launch of the FUTUREPROOF-IE project report

The report focuses on Ireland's implementation of the EU Disaster Resilience Goals. Its main goal is to strengthen Ireland's risk assessment methodology, integrating foresight and forecasting into it to better assess emergent risks. By doing so, it contributes to the implementation of EU Disaster Resilience Goal number 1: Anticipate.  

‘Futureproof-IE' was funded with a Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) grant for Technical Assistance for Disaster Risk Management. These grants financially support EU member states' authorities to strengthen their institutional and policy framework for disaster risk management. In 2023, the overall budget was €7.6 million for 15 projects in 11 countries. The project ‘Futureproof-IE' lasted fifteen months, from January 2023 to March 2024, and the amount of the grant was approximately €57,000.  

Welcoming the launch of the EU-funded 'Futureproof-IE' report presented by Ireland, Commissioner Lenarčič said:

"By revamping the methods to assess and identify risks, Ireland is demonstrating concrete commitment to keeping its citizens safe. Ireland's innovative way of identifying emerging risks also contributes to strengthening wider resilience, aligning with one of the five EU Disaster Resilience Goals, ‘Anticipate’.

I am confident that this methodology will also serve as an excellent reference point for other EU Member States."

During his mission, the Commissioner also discussed global humanitarian issues with the Tánaiste and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Micheál Martin, including the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. He also exchanged views on the EU Disaster Resilience Goals and the EU Civil Protection Mechanism with the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O'Brien.

During his one-day visit, the Commissioner also met with stakeholders from Irish humanitarian NGOs.


Publication date
28 March 2024
Representation in Ireland