Organizations

Cyprus Civil Defense

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Cyprus Civil Defense

Name of the Organisation: Cyprus Civil Defence (CCD)

Representative: Mr Marinos Papadopoulos
Telephone: 25811024
Telefax: 25305491
E-mail: [email protected]

Team member: Mrs Alexia Constantinou
Telephone: 25811024
Telefax: 25305491
E-mail: [email protected]
Please note that Mr. Argyris Alexandrou will no longer be a part of the DECAT team. He will be replaced by another colleague in the near future and you will be notified.

Short Overview of CCD

Cyprus Civil Defence (CCD) is the governmental agency in charge of the protection of the people of Cyprus under the auspices of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Cyprus. It has a long line of experience in disaster relief for natural disasters, which occurred on the island of Cyprus such as earthquakes, forest fires, droughts, floods, landslides and severe rainstorms. Cyprus, through CCD, actively participates in the Community Civil Protection Mechanism and harmonizes, where necessary, national policies and programs.

The Civil Defence’s mission is to take preventive, repressive and supporting humanitarian measures in order to protect the population and its property, as well as the environment and critical infrastructure from the effects of disasters either natural (earthquakes, floods, tornadoes etc.) or manmade (technological accidents, armed conflict, etc.). It also aims to provide the necessary conditions for the population’s survival and recovery following a disaster. The improvement and strengthening of the protection mechanism of civilians, before, during, and after the onset of a disaster, is the predominant concern of the Force.

Βy conducting enlightenment campaigns and by exploiting the opportunities offered by contemporary forms of communication, the Civil Defence Force vision is to sensitize the population on prevention and response to disasters issues and consolidate basic rules on safety and self-protection, in order to create the circumstances for a society to be ready to contribute effectively in reducing the risks and their consequences.

Foreseen Level of Engagement

The CCD will have direct involvement in the project as being one of the Partners, we are one of the end users of the product and we are going to conduct 2 exercises within the project. We are participating in meetings and events.