The EU Commission publishes report on disaster risks in the EU

The 2020 edition of the report “Overview of Natural and Man-made Disaster Risks the European Union May Face“ was recently published by the European Commission.

The publication presents the latest available evidence on disaster risks, such as floods, wildfires or diseases, that threaten the EU, drawing on the national risk assessments developed by the EU Member States and on the Commission’s cross-sectoral policy and scientific work. The report explicitly refers to risks to cultural heritage, including specific examples, and one of the priority areas of action it identifies is “addressing the major causes of risk to prevent, for the long-term, loss of life and damage to infrastructure, economy, environment and cultural heritage”. 

Read the full report and find more information on the website of DG ECHO.