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Abstract

The accession criteria used in the context of EU enlargement require Candidate Countries to strengthen their administrative, monitoring and enforcement capacity, in particular in the field of chemical and process industry, waste management, water, air and nature protection. The JRC Enlargement project, "Management of Natural and Technological Hazards" addresses the management and mitigation of risk from technological and natural hazards. It covers the areas of the Major Accident Hazards Bureau (MAHB) and the Natural and Environmental Disaster Information Exchange System (NEDIES) within JRC Framework Programme 5. The project, whose main outcome and achievements are described in the present report, provides for the extension of MAHB and NEDIES to the Candidate Countries. The extension of these activities has been pursued through various actions: workshops and mutual visits, data collection, transfer of EU software tools and databases and relevant training, and joint projects and benchmark exercises. The positive results obtained have led to the approval of the continuation of the project in Framework Programme 6.

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Authors: WOOD M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);VETERE ARELIANO A L, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);MUSHTAQ F, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20834 EN (2003), 143pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
Record Number: 200317090 / Last updated on: 2003-10-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en