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Greek Civil Protection

Hellenic General Secretariat for Civil Protection
Greece
http://www.gscp.gr/
Ministry or Agency

The GSCP belongs to the Ministry of Interior. It is the Hellenic competent authority for the planning and set-up of the national policy and actions in matters of prevention, preparation, public information, management and mitigation of natural, technological and other major hazards.

The main areas of activity of GSCP include:

  • Readiness of the personnel and means of Civil Protection.
  • Elaboration of the available scientific information for the mobilization of resources in case of emergencies.
  • Coordination of response and recovery actions in emergencies.
  • Coordination of emergency planning actions at national level.
  • Cooperation with the competent authorities towards preparing regulations, codes and legislation in the field of prevention.
  • Programming, based on the annual national civil protection planning, of the necessary annual provisions of means and human resources in cooperation with competent authorities.
  • Monitoring and control of the Annual National Planning implementation at regional and local level in cooperation with competent authorities.
  • Coordinate the distribution of State funds for CP to the local authorities.
  • Preparation of special reports for every major disaster. Revisions, amendment and improvement of existing planning proposals are included.
  • Operate a Civil Protection Operation Center on a 24 hours basis.
  • Assessment of information on weather forecasting and other precursory phenomena related with natural hazards, for the early notification and warning of the competent authorities and the general public.
  • Public information and awareness.
  • Organization and promotion of volunteer organizations work in the field of CP.
  • Support and promotion of the research, education and training in the field of CP.
  • Promotion of the country's relations with International Organizations and CP authorities, including representation in International Organizations.
  • Coordination of the assistance provided to Greece and assistance provided to other countries.
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