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ULSS 20 Verona (Veneto region, Italy)

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Rescuing injured Disabled persons in case of Disasters. Civil Protection's Challenge in the Challenge

States Parties shall take, inaccordance with their obligations under international law, including international humanitarian law and international human rights law, all necessary measures to ensure the protection and safety of persons with disabilities in situations of risk, including situations of armed conflict, humanitarian emergencies and the occurrence of natural disasters.

(Article 11 - Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities)

The Community has developed a series of measures and actions in the field of civil protection to provide a common response to emergency situations of different origin in an efficient and coordinated way. Specially, the European Commission adopted a Community Action Programme in the field of Civil Protection (2005/12/ECOJ L6/7), to implement actions for the protection of persons, property and environment in the event of natural and technological disasters.


In the context of this programme, ULSS 20 Verona has been granted funding for the support of the project which has as its primary aim the identification of guidelines and recommendations on how to preparedly proceed and promptly respond to basic needs to assist a target population of persons with disability incase of an unexpected disaster and an emergency situation.


Start date: 1 January 2006
End date: 31 December 2007
Global duration of the project: 24 months


Global budget: 170.422,81 €
ULSS 20 budget: 79.091,78 €
EC cofinancing: 75%


Azienda ULSS 20 Verona
Legal Representative: Dr. Giuseppina Bonavina (General Director ULSS 20 Verona)
Project leader: Dr. Claudio Detogni
Project manager: Marta Bellini - Tel (0039) 045 807 6040