The Cyprus Civil Defence is a state service whose main mission is the protection of civilian population. Civil Defence:
– is responsible for dealing with the effects of natural or man-made disasters;
– cooperates on specific projects with other essential services, such as the Police, Fire Department, Department of Forests, Water Development Department and more;
– supports the continuation of the well-functioning of the state in case of emergency or disaster.
Civil Defence is the national authority in charge of representing Cyprus in the European Commission working groups under the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO).
It also participates in the European Civil Protection Mechanism and compiles the National Risk Assessment Report.
CCD acts as the IPNC for Cyprus.
It provides input and feedback to all iProcureNet activities, including workshops, the Toolbox and the Knowledge Factory. It also provides support in the dissemination of project outcomes.