About the Europe and Central Asia Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 

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.

The EFDRR 2021, which was held in Matosinhos, Portugal, 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 EFDRR 2018 was hosted by Italy. Other prior hosts include Türkiye (2017), Finland (2016), France (2015), Spain (2014), Norway (2013), Croatia (2012), North Macedonia (2011), Sweden (2010), and the United Kingdom (2009).

In 2024, the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will be hosted by the Government of Montenegro on 06-08 November, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, and with the support of UNDP, the European Commission and the Council of Europe.


Europe and Central Asia
Covering 55 countries, we support the development of policies and actions towards a more resilient future.
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Regional platforms
Regional Platforms are multi-stakeholder forums that reflect the commitment of governments to improve coordination and implementation of disaster risk reduction activities while linking to international and national efforts. 

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