Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCMP) – evaluation
Publish date: Thursday, 20 April 2023
The UCPM is at the core of the EU’s civil protection work. The UCPM strives to support civil protection in the EU’s 27 Member States and the 8 Participating States (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia and Turkey). Through its external dimension, the UCPM also strengthens the EU’s global role, extending solidarity beyond its borders. The UCPM intervenes in all phases of the disaster management cycle (prevention, preparedness, response). The disaster management cycle illustrates the ongoing process by which governments, businesses, and civil society plan for and reduce the impact of disasters, react during and immediately following a disaster, and take steps on recovery after a disaster has occurred.
This survey is part of a study that ICF is carrying out to assist the European Commission (Directorate-General European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations – DG ECHO) in the evaluation of the above-mentioned Decision. The study seeks to provide a sound basis for the evaluation by collecting evidence to help assess the Decision against the following criteria:
- Effectiveness, i.e. has the UCPM been successful in delivering its intended results?
- Efficiency, i.e. have the results been achieved in the most efficient manner?
- Relevance, i.e. is the UCPM in line with the main current and future needs and developments in civil protection?
- Coherence, i.e. are the UCPM’s activities coherent and complementary to one another and other national, EU and international initiatives in all relevant areas?
- Added value, i.e. does it provide added value compared to what could be achieved by Member States either individually or collaborating bilaterally or multilaterally?