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Official name
Portuguese Republic
Europe and Central Asia
10 467 400
(2022 data)
Official languages
Disaster Law Contact Person
tommaso.natoli | tommaso.natoli@cri.it

The Portuguese Red Cross is working to strengthen its capabilities in legal preparedness for disaster through training and building the capacity of staff, supported by the Italian Red Cross. 

Training has covered International Disaster Response Law, disaster response management, legal preparedness, EU Disaster Law, legal instruments and practices critical in disaster mitigation, assistance, and international cooperation. 

These sessions not only strengthened the partnership between the Portuguese and Italian Red Cross societies but also laid a foundation for future collaborative efforts in disaster law and response.

Looking ahead, support for the Portuguese Red Cross will include disaster law training for emergency staff, with a specific focus on the functioning of the EU Civil Protection System (UCPM) and how they can be supported and contribute to it.