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Dr. habil István Endrődi the president of EVCPF was appointed to head of the Institute of Disaster Management at the National University of Public Service.
12th September 2016

The aim of training at the Institute of Disaster Management is to train
disaster managers who, employed by full-time professional, local
governmental or industrial fire brigades, are capable of carrying out
tasks related to disaster management, fire protection (firefighting) and
industrial safety and who have the necessary knowledge of legislation,
standards, principles, procedures and tools applied in disaster, fire
protection and industrial safety management.The aim of training at the Institute of Disaster Management is to train disaster managers who, employed by full-time professional, local governmental or industrial fire brigades, are capable of carrying out tasks related to disaster management, fire protection (firefighting) and industrial safety and who have the necessary knowledge of legislation, standards, principles, procedures and tools applied in disaster, fire protection and industrial safety management.

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The representatives of the European Voluntary Civil Protection Forum met for the fifth time
21st October 2015

On 20 and 21 October, the European Voluntary Civil Protection Forum held its scientific conference in Budapest. The key topic of the international meeting was the migration problem and the participation of voluntary organizations therein.On 20 and 21 October, the European Voluntary Civil Protection Forum held its scientific conference in Budapest. The key topic of the international meeting was the migration problem and the participation of voluntary organizations therein.

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The EU Aid Volunteers initiative
05th March 2015

An information-sharing day was organized in connection with the international tasks of the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps on 23 January in Brussels, and on 26 January, in Ljubljana, a regional workshop was held on the establishment of the corps.An information-sharing day was organized in connection with the international tasks of the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps on 23 January in Brussels, and on 26 January, in Ljubljana, a regional workshop was held on the establishment of the corps.

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Letters for Mr. Stylianides and Mr. Sorensen
05th December 2014



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Cooperation of European NGOs
21st October 2014



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Participation in an international disaster management conference
29th September 2014

At the invitation of the Babeş-Bolyai University (BBU) in Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár), Dr. István Endrődi associate professor and head of department at the National University of Public Service (NUPS), president of the Hungarian Civil Protection Association (HCPA) and the European Voluntary Civil Protection Forum (EVCPF), and Dr. Zsolt Dalnoki, national vice-president of HCPA and secretary general of EVCPF participated in the 10th ELSEDIMA Conference, at which Zsolt Dalnoki held a presentation besides chairing a section.At the invitation of the Babeş-Bolyai University (BBU) in Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár), Dr. István Endrődi associate professor and head of department at the National University of Public Service (NUPS), president of the Hungarian Civil Protection Association (HCPA) and the European Voluntary Civil Protection Forum (EVCPF), and Dr. Zsolt Dalnoki, national vice-president of HCPA and secretary general of EVCPF participated in the 10th ELSEDIMA Conference, at which Zsolt Dalnoki held a presentation besides chairing a section.

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Meeting of the Coordination Council
04th September 2014

 The operational steering body of the European Voluntary Civil Protection Forum (EVCPF), the Coordination Council (CC), held its annual meeting on 2 September. The operational steering body of the European Voluntary Civil Protection Forum (EVCPF), the Coordination Council (CC), held its annual meeting on 2 September.

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The 3rd Scientific Conference of the European Voluntary Civil Protection Forum ended its work with a Declaration
10th December 2013

With the participation of experts from sixteen countries, the 3rd Scientific Conference of the European Voluntary Civil Protection Forum (EVCPF) ended its work successfully in Budapest. Its chief patron was LTG Dr. György Bakondi, Director General of the National Directorate General for Disaster Management (NDGDM), Ministry of the Interior. With the participation of experts from sixteen countries, the 3rd Scientific Conference of the European Voluntary Civil Protection Forum (EVCPF) ended its work successfully in Budapest. Its chief patron was LTG Dr. György Bakondi, Director General of the National Directorate General for Disaster Management (NDGDM), Ministry of the Interior.

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Preparations for the 3rd EVCPF Conference
14th October 2013

On the 10th October 2013 some members of the European Voluntary Civil Protection Forum met in Vienna to discuss and prepare lectures and presentations for the 3rd Conference in November.On the 10th October 2013 some members of the European Voluntary Civil Protection Forum met in Vienna to discuss and prepare lectures and presentations for the 3rd Conference in November.

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Meeting of the Coordination Council (CC)
09th September 2013

The operational body of the European Voluntary Civil Protection Forum (EVCPF) met in Budapest on 2 September 2013.The operational body of the European Voluntary Civil Protection Forum (EVCPF) met in Budapest on 2 September 2013.

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II. Conference of the European Volunary Civil Protection Forum (EVCPF)
24th October 2012

The experiences of the last years show that the number and intensity of disasters is continually growing, and as a consequence, they threaten our environment and the populations. In addition to economic losses disasters require significant losses in human lives.The experiences of the last years show that the number and intensity of disasters is continually growing, and as a consequence, they threaten our environment and the populations. In addition to economic losses disasters require significant losses in human lives.

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Meeting of the Coordination Council
29th September 2012

The Coordination Council of the European Voluntary Civil Protection Organizations Forum (EVCPF) held a meeting on the 11th of September in Budapest.The Coordination Council of the European Voluntary Civil Protection Organizations Forum (EVCPF) held a meeting on the 11th of September in Budapest.

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Meeting of the Coordination Council
13th June 2012

In accordance with its Working Plan the Coordination Council of the European Voluntary Civil Protection Organisations’ Forum held its meeting on the 22nd of May in Budapest

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The Rescue Organisation "Bükk" has been established
05th June 2012

In the framework of the renewal process of the system of protection against disasters the citizens designated to civil protection organisations and the members of the Rescue Organisation “Bükk” established took oath on the 2nd of June in the county of Borsod- Abaúj- Zemplén. In Miskolc and on further nine settlements of the county approx. 1400 citizens designated to civil protection organisations and the members of the Rescue Organisation Bükk took ceremonial oath.In the framework of the renewal process of the system of protection against disasters the citizens designated to civil protection organisations and the members of the Rescue Organisation “Bükk” established took oath on the 2nd of June in the county of Borsod- Abaúj- Zemplén. In Miskolc and on further nine settlements of the county approx. 1400 citizens designated to civil protection organisations and the members of the Rescue Organisation Bükk took ceremonial oath.

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Crisis Management Days
29th May 2012

The international conference Crisis Management Days was held in the city of Velika Gorica, Croatia on the fifth occasion on the 24-25 May 2012 in the organisation of the University of Applied Sciences Velika Gorica. At the conference Ret. Col. Dr. István Endrődi, the President of the EVCPF (European Voluntary Civil Protection Forum) and of the Hungarian Civil Protection Association (MPVSZ, the Hungarian abbreviation) took part accompanied by Ret. Lieut.-Col. Lajos Orbán.

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Disaster protection youth contest
21st May 2012

The national finals of the disaster protection youth contest began with a ceremonial opening on the main square of the city Győr on the 18th of May. The best elementary and secondary schools’ teams of the counties compete for the first place. This event was organised jointly by the National Directorate General for Disaster Protection, Ministry of Interior (BM OKF, the Hungarian abbreviation), the Hungarian Civil Protection Association and the Hungarian Firemen Association. Mr. Sándor Pintér, Minister of Interior undertook the position of the chief patron of the contest.The national finals of the disaster protection youth contest began with a ceremonial opening on the main square of the city Győr on the 18th of May. The best elementary and secondary schools’ teams of the counties compete for the first place. This event was organised jointly by the National Directorate General for Disaster Protection, Ministry of Interior (BM OKF, the Hungarian abbreviation), the Hungarian Civil Protection Association and the Hungarian Firemen Association. Mr. Sándor Pintér, Minister of Interior undertook the position of the chief patron of the contest.

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Flowers of remembrance
14th May 2012

In the organisation of the Civil and Disaster Protection Organisation of the Capital there was a wreathing ceremony on the 11th of May on the occasion of the anniversary of the closing of the European wars at the memorial of the civilian victims of the bombings at the bridge abutment of Pest of the bridge Rákóczi.In the organisation of the Civil and Disaster Protection Organisation of the Capital there was a wreathing ceremony on the 11th of May on the occasion of the anniversary of the closing of the European wars at the memorial of the civilian victims of the bombings at the bridge abutment of Pest of the bridge Rákóczi.

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Meeting with the Director General of the EU ECHO
13th March 2012

On the 2nd of March the Director General of EU ECHO received Ret. Col. Dr. István Endrődi, the President of the European Voluntary Civil Protection Organizations Forum and the representatives of the Coordination Council of the Forum. The President of the Forum informed Chief Director Mr. Sorensen of the establishment, activity, aim and plans of the EVCPF, asking for the efficient support of the EU.

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Commemoration on the occasion of the International Civil Protection Day
12th March 2012

The Disaster and Civil Protection Association of the Area Zemplén held a festal commemoration on the 29th of February 2012 in the City Library of Sátoraljaújhely

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International youth fire guard tent camp, Dobelmühle-Eulendorf, Germany
27th February 2012

The Hungarian Civil Protection Association provides the possibility to participate to individuals and groups to participate in an international youth tent camp, organized by the Youth Fire Guard Association.

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Enlargement policy of the European Union: International Forum: Future possibilities and false expectations
18th February 2012

By the support of the Directorate General for Enlargement of the European Commission a national Seminar was organized in Budapest, in the organization of the Europe House, where, in addition to the Hungarian civilian organization the representatives of the Slovak, Serb, Croatian, Slovene, Macedon, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Italian, Roman and Austrian organisations participated. Vice-President Dr. Imre Ország represented the Hungarian Civil Protection Association.

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The Slovak voluntarism is under review
27th January 2012

We visited the Slovakian Representation of the European Commission on 24. January, in the organization of the European House. Vice-President József Schieber represented our Association. Mrs. Ingrid Ludvikova, Head of the Press and Information Department of the Slovakian Representation of the European Commission greeted our group, then Mr. Martin Pokorny, Head of information of the Slovak Youth Institute “IUVENTA” provided information of the implementation, results and experiences of the Slovak national plan of the European Year 2011 of Voluntarism.

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Meeting of the Coordination Council of the European Voluntary Civil Protection Organisations Forum
23rd December 2011

In Budapest, on 13. December the Coordination Council of the European Voluntary Civil Protection Organisations Forum (EVCPF) held a meeting in the Best Western Hungaria Hotel, where the representatives of the Austrian, Croatian, English, Hungarian, Slovak and Swedish member organisations participated. Ret. Col. Dr. István Endrődi, President of the Forum led the meeting.

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Preparation of the meeting of the Coordination Council of the European Voluntary Civil Protection Forum (EVCPF)
21st November 2011

The next meeting of the Coordination Council of EVCPF was held on 13. December 2011, in Budapest. The meeting was headed by the Hungarian Civil Protection Association (MPVSZ) and the President of the EVCPF. Participants: representatives of the English, Croatian, Austrian, Swedish and Slovak member organizations.

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Scientific conference at the National Defence University “Zrínyi Miklós”
15th November 2011

Connecting to the Day of Hungarian Science the scientific conference “Students in the service of science” was held on 10. November 2011., for the first time, with the purpose of tradition-creating, organized by the Scientific Association of the Hungarian Civil Protection, the Chair of Chemical- and Disaster Protection of ZMNE, the Technical Professional Branch of the Hungarian War Science Association and the Education and Consulting Scientific Association of BÉ.

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Cooperation exercise
17th October 2011

The Disaster Protection Directorate of County Békés, the Disaster- and Civil Protection Association of County Békés, the locality Dombiratos and the Rescue Group “Kőrös” organized and conducted a cooperation exercise in the second week of October.

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Getting acquainted with the Bulgarian civil protection system
05th October 2011

We participated in a visit to Bulgaria, organized by the Civil- and Disaster Protection Association of the Capital.

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International Youth Meeting
12th September 2011

In 2005 the leaderships of Civil Protection Association of County Bács-Kiskun, the Bajmok Voluntary Fire Brigade from Serbia, the Voluntary Fire Brigade from Croatia, the Tymbark Voluntary Fire Brigade from Poland, the Stambarg Voluntary Fire Brigade from Slovakia and the Sarmaság Fire Brigade from Romania – as the leaderships of civilian organizations – decided to hold International Youth Meetings for the youth membership (10 people) acting exceptionally, with the objective to make it possible for our youth membership to get to know the structure and practical activity of the Disaster protection organization of the neighbouring countries.

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Professional visit to Devecser
29th August 2011

Members of the Hungarian Civil Protection Associations’ National Presidency – Ret. Col. dr. István Endrődi, National President, Ret. Col. Vice-President for Economic affairs Attila Jósvai, Vice-President and Ret. Vice-Col. Vice President – made a professional visit to the Reconstruction Governmental Coordination Centre.

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Report about the appearance at the 2011 EFOTT Festival
21st July 2011

As member of the Civil Protection Association the idea was borne in 2008 to organize a promotional and educational program series targeting the young adult age group. At the beginning the initiation was supported only by the Zala County Civil Protection Association, but after successful appearances now it is functioning by cooperation among counties and it has a national recognition. As I have mentioned several times, our target audiance is composed of young people who finished the secondary school. It is the multiple priority to inform and educate this group of people.

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Civil Protection again in Hegyalja
21st July 2011

From the 13rd to the 17th of July 2011, five days ulimited entertainment in Tokaj-Rakamaz at the Hegyalja Festival. Several thousands of young people attend this event so it is an excellent occasion for every civilian organisations to present their activities and call up the attention for themselves. So did the Hungarian Civil Protection Association too having graeat success among the young people.

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CIVPRO project
29th June 2011

One of the largest challenge of the past period is to stop and balance the occurrence of damages and disasters. In Hungary an essential changing can be seen in the field of the modernisation and renewal of the defence/protection. Recently County Town Miskolc and the Miskolc Sub-Region have been stricken by both natural and man made emergencies, disasters several times. Miskolc is the town where, according to the classification of the current Hungarian laws, the most people are living in the highest vulnerability.

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Great joy in Vienna
21st June 2011

At the beginning of 2011 our class got an invitation from the Public Safety and Disaster Management Working Group of the West Pannonia EU Region to represent Zala County at the Child Safety Olimpiad (Safety Tour) held in Austria.

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Meeting of Director Generals for Disaster Management of the Union
31st May 2011

The 26th session of the Europe Union’s Director Generals for Disaster Management finished its work in Budapest. They explained their opinion about developing the preparedness of the experts. They listened to the reports about the civil protection cooperation with the neighboring countries from the heads of organisations keeping contact with the suthern and eastern neighboring countries. They could get information about the detailes of the mid May Estonian chemical and radiological emergency management exercise. They were biefed about the establishment of the European Civil Cooperation Forum (ECF) and the Polish Presidency presented itself.

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The EUROPEAN COOPERATION FORUM has been formed
05th May 2011

Events of recent decades show that the number of disasters is increasing year by year, their material effects are more and more significant, the number of effected population is increasing.

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New foundation for the cooperation
13th April 2011

On the meeting of national delegates held on the 12th of April the Hungarian Civil Protection Association (HCPA) discussed about the tasks and the preparation exercises done last year and about the plans for this year. In the general meeting the Director General of the disaster management and the President of the Association signed a cooperation agreement.

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Forum Organisation Committee Session
31st March 2011

The preparatory works of the European Cooperation Forum of the Voluntary Civil Protection Associations and the Regional Partnership Cooperation are finished. Recently in several scenes and times the preparatory works were done permanently and consequently for the success of the Forum being held at the end of April.

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The civil protection should be renewed by relying on the traditions
11th March 2011

As the newest station of the meetings targeting the acquitance with the professional and civilian people of the disaster management system, FS Lieutenant General Dr. György Bakondi, Director General of national disaster management attended the presidential seance of the HCPA (Hungarian Civil Protection Association) on the 11th of November.

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Commemoration on the occasion of the International Civil Protection Day
08th March 2011

On the occasion of the International Civil Protection Day, on the 28th of February, 2011 the Zemplén Region Disaster Managament and Civil Protection Association held a festive commemoration in the Town Library of Sátoraljaújhely. The event gave a tribute to the 76 years activities of the Hungarian Civil Protection.

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Visit of the Estonian Volunteer Rescue Team
07th February 2011

For the invitation of the National Predidency of the Hungarian Civil Protection Association an Estonian delegation of three persons visited our Association to learn about our national disaster management and the activities of the civil protection.

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