European Union presents new resilience building strategy

Published: Thursday, 08 June 2017 09:28

The European Union has released details of a new strategy for resilience building, which puts a strong emphasis on disaster anticipation, prevention and preparedness. The strategy sets out how the European Union aims to support states, societies, communities and individuals in adapting to growing and increasingly long-term pressures.

Speaking during the launch, European Commission High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini said: "One fourth of the world's population lives in fragile States or societies. We want to prevent these fragile situations from turning into new wars, new humanitarian catastrophes, or new refugee crises. This is what we call resilience. This Communication will help us coordinate an impressive set of different tools, that only the European Union can mobilise: from humanitarian aid to incentives for private investments, from climate action to military missions. It is a forward-looking, truly integrated approach - the only one that can work, in the complex world of today. It is the European way to peace, security and human development".

The strategy focusses on anticipation, prevention and preparedness, aiming to work along three linked lines:

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