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Europe and Central Asia Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR)

The Europe and Central Asia Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, previously called the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR), is the main intergovernmental platform for addressing regional disaster risk challenges in Europe and Central Asia, comprising 55 countries.

Held every three years, the Regional Platform has established itself as a unique vehicle to address regional disaster risk challenges, gathering stakeholders across governments, civil society, and the private sector, enabling knowledge-sharing and making commitments to reducing disaster risk tangible. The platform is supported by a secretariat composed of the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the host country of the platform and UNDRR.

Upcoming and previous editions

  • The next Regional Platform, taking place from 6 to 8 November 2024 in Montenegro, will assess progress on the regional roadmap, and build capacities of authorities and stakeholders to accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework.
  • The 2021 EFDRR, which was held in Matosinhos, Portugal, in November 2021, culminated in the endorsement of the ‘EFDRR Roadmap for Disaster Risk Reduction 2021-2030', which identifies four shared priority areas for achieving the priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The four shared priorities include 16 common action areas for development and investment, along with five enabling approaches.
  • The 2018 EFDRR was hosted by the Government of Italy and held from 21 to 23 November in Rome.