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Global risks and enhanced disaster preparedness

Maria Panteleeva, Nikolina Radeva, Hristianna Romanova, Teofan Kuyumdzhiev


Due to the significant increase of economic losses as a result of more frequent disasters, accidents and catastrophes, a study was conducted to determine the global risks, natural and anthropogenic disasters for the Republic of Bulgaria and the North-Eastern Planning Region.

Studies on the World Economic Forum experts` reports, as well as other European Council documents on disaster risk and disaster risk reduction have been done.

To enhance disaster prevention and preparedness in the EU, different approaches to reduce the impact of disasters are proposed. These relate to the creation of a simplified reporting framework, focusing on key cross-border and low-risk but high-impact disasters; providing support to member states to increase the existing measures; building a new EU civil protection network where knowledge and lessons learned from past disasters can be shared and coped with.


global risks, disaster preparedness, disaster protection.

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