VOICE advises Parliament Committee on implementation of the Sendai action plan

On 31 August, VOICE Programme Co-ordinator Magali Mourlon (pictured right) was invited to join a meeting of the Development Committee of the European Parliament (DEVE) to share views and recommendations on the implementation of the Sendai Action Plan on Disaster Risk Reduction developed by the European Commission. Overall VOICE commended the Action plan since it reflects the input the VOICE DRR Working Group had shared earlier this year. The following recommendations were shared with the DEVE Committee:  

  • to encourage the European Parliament to push the European Commission to have an annual review of the Action Plan
  • to ask for a mid-term review of the Resilience Action Plan
  • to call for more investment in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

VOICE was pleased since following the presentation, MEPs picked up the three recommendations and raised related questions or comments to panellists from the Commission.

VOICE members can read the VOICE review of the EC Sendai Action plan on DRR on the Extranet.