UDC 355.58(061.1EU)
Biblid: 1451-3188, 21 (2022)
Vol. 21, No 77-78, pp. 111-123
DOI: https://doi.org/10.18485/iipe_ez.2022.21.77_78.7

Оriginal article
Received: 09 Mar 2022
Accepted: 21 Mar 2022

REGULATION 2021/836 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL ON THE ЕU CIVIL PROTECTION MECHANISM

JAZIĆ Aleksandar (Институт зa мeђунaрoдну пoлитику и приврeду, Бeoгрaд), jazic@diplomacy.bg.ac.rs

The constant development of the civil protection system of the European Union (EU) requires the improvement of European legislation in accordance with the needs of the efficient functioning of this system. By adopting adequate legal acts, the EU has organized and set up a stable system of civil protection on its territory, embodied in the above mentioned Union Civil Protection Mechanism. The Union Civil Protection Mechanism represents a framework of joint action by EU Member States before and during emergencies. Therefore, it is necessary to improve the Mechanism in order to ensure its smooth functioning and operation in case of emergency. This also applies to EU legal acts regulating the functioning of this Mechanism. Changes in the EU member states mutual relations, technological development and climate changes are forcing the EU to adapt its legislation to new circumstances. This ensures the EU’s readiness to provide a swift and adequate response in the event of emergency situations. The improvement of EU legislation in the field of civil protection ensures mutual coherence in the actions taken by the EU member states in the field of civil protection. This is why the EU’s concern about the functioning of the Mechanism is very pronounced, because it is a basic framework of joint preparation and actions of the EU members before, during and after emergency situations.

Keywords: Emergency situations, disasters, civil protection, prevention, European legislation, European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, rescEU, European Union, Serbia