On 11th and 12th of April 2019 in Serres, Greece, the third meeting of the project team of the project "Integrated Operations Center for Providing Humanitarian Assistance - HELP" financed by the European Union through the Interreg IPA Cross-border Program and the National funds of the participating countries, was held.
Present at the third meeting were the project teams from the following organizations: Research committee of Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Serres - Greece, Ministry of Interior (Sector Macedonia - Thrace) – Greece, Centre for development of the South-East planning region, R. N.Macedonia, Hellenic Rescue Team - Greece and Crisis Management Centre, R. N.Macedonia.
The aim of this meeting was to present the realized activities by all project partners, to discuss the deadlines for realization of upcoming activities, to identify and solve the problems occurred in the implementation of certain activities.
The discussions were focused on the supply of the fully equipped Containers for humanitarian assistance during disaster situations in both cross-border countries, as well as the preparation of Action Plans, National, Cross-border Protocols for Communication, Cooperation and Coordination, and Crisis management plan.
The total budget of the project is 905,553.30 EUR and will be realized by October 2019 with the possibility of its extension.
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