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Lecture | EU Seminar

Union civil protection policy and its new legal framework: rescEU

  • Maria Zuber (European Commission)
Friday 23 November 2018
European Union Seminar Series
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

The lecture will allow the participants to learn about current legal and policy framework of civil protection in the European Union. It will also give an overview of work done by the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) as well as explain the origins and objectives of the Commission's proposal to review and strengthen the Union Civil Protection Mechanism to better prevent, be better prepared and respond more effectively to natural and man-made hazards in Europe by creating additional reserve response capacities – "rescEU".


Maria ZUBER has worked in the European Commission since 2010 dealing with various portfolios concerning human rights, migration, security, civil protection and international trade. She led on the EU's conclusion of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, negotiated mobility chapters of the EU free trade agreements, coordinated relations of the Commission with the Council of the EU on home affairs and coordinated policies on minors falling under competence of the Commission's Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs. Currently she leads a policy and legal team dealing with civil protection in the Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, where she is responsible for a legislative reform of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism. She holds a Master degree in international relations from Warsaw University and a postgraduate diploma in laws issued by the University College London, where she did a specialisation in EU law.

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