Biblid: 1451-3188, 19 (2020)
Vol. 19, No 73-74, pp. 61-71
Received: 31 Aug 2020
Accepted: 06 Oct 2020
DECISION no. 1313/2013/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 17 DECEMBER 2013 ON A UNION CIVIL PROTECTION MECHANISM
JAZIĆ Aleksandar (Naučni saradnik, Institut za međunarodnu politiku i privredu, Beograd), email@example.com
Prevention of different disasters is one of the key aspects of the European Union’s stronger activities in the area of civil protection. The goal was to create more efficient civil protection in accordance with modern threats brought by disasters. For this reason, the European Union created the Union Civil Protection Mechanism. The purpose of this Mechanism is to make the activities of the European Union in the field of prevention and disaster consequences elimination more efficient. Maybe the most important reason is many times seen phenomenon that a disaster in one state causes consequences in another. Sometimes a disaster appears in several neighboring countries at the same time. In the case of the European Union that also means that the disaster in a state which is not a member can also hit some of the member states. Because of the consequences, every disaster is provoking redirection of financial and economic resources. It always strongly affects the normal functioning of every member state and also the European Union as a whole. These facts caused the creation of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism with the primary goal to prevent possible disasters. On the other hand, the purpose of this Mechanism is to enable the fast stabilization of the economic and political systems of the member states after a disaster.
Keywords: Prevention, disasters, emergency situations, civil protection, Union Civil Protection Mechanism, European Union, Serbia