Strengthening the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus

About of project:

Period: 02.09.2019 – 01.09.2021

Budget: €1,200,000.00 (the project is financed by the European Neighbourhood Instrument)

Implementing agency: Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus

Locations: Republic of Belarus


A comprehensive analysis and certain improvements in the system of emergency management and civil protection in the Republic of Belarus are required to ensure efficient operation of MES agencies and units, and to strengthen professional relations with emergency/rescue units from the European states.

Goals and objectives: The twinning project will help reinforce the MES capacity to effectively address existing and emerging disaster risks in Belarus. The project is aimed at improving the MES civil protection and disaster risk management services by applying best practices in implementation of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

Expected outcomes: MES will make use of the international partners’ knowledge and expertise in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and relevant provisions of the Paris Climate Agreement. Development and reinforcement of the available and prospective financial, human and technical resources will help achieve the main goal: reduce the risks of emergencies, and make the transition from response to risk prevention and management

The research findings and hands-on experience received from the EU Member States, as well as recommendations on risk management and civil protection will be analysed and used to inform the internal/national risk assessment and comprehensive assessment of economic losses from emergencies.


Mr. Esa Ahlberg, Resident Twinning Adviser, +375 (29) 623-33-27,

Ms. Tatiana Surikova, Belarusian Project Coordinator, +375 17 327 03 06,