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The Italian Civil Protection Department (ICPD)

The Civil Protection Department of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers is the operative arm of the President of the Council, when it comes to coping with the protection of the country's people and goods, undergoing particular threats and dangers deriving from conditions of natural, environmental or anthropic risk. The Department, organised in general offices composed by units, is the pivot of the Civil Protection National Service. Its tasks include: promoting and co-ordinating the whole system; intervening directly in case of national disasters; defining intervention and action procedures common to the whole system; giving guidelines for legislation relative to risk prevention; supporting peripheral structures, particularly those with fewer resources; promoting and supporting the activities for the formation and growth of civil protection organisations; informing public opinion and promoting civil protection culture, particularly among young people; directing the setting up and management of information networks necessary for risk prevention; producing and managing exceptional regulations – the official orders - needed to enforce emergency interventions and deal with calamities, in order to reduce to the utmost the damage to people and things.

At national level the main tasks are:

  • Facing Emergencies
    Facing emergencies is a fundamental task of the civil protection in order to be able to reduce to the utmost the time that elapses between a disastrous event and the first rescue operations and interventions. The work of defining “emergency plans”, elaborated at a national and local level; the continuous updating of emergency procedures; the regular exchange of information between all levels of the system; the training activities for the staff and practice of all the components that take part in civil protection, and the development of technical means available are all actions dedicated to this purpose.
  • Preparedness Preparedness
    is a core activity of the Department and which is advanced by means of an increasingly close linkage between civil protection and scientific research, with new systems for collecting and processing data on different types of risk, and with data processing centres that are able to forewarn as early as possible of the probabilities of natural disasters. It enables the civil protection, at all levels, to assess situations of possible risk, alert the intervention system but, above all, to provide the competent authorities with the necessary elements, so as to make judicious and opportune decisions.
  • Prevention
    The knowledge of the territory and of the different hazards and risks is the basis not only for emergency management activities necessary to make the rescue organisation efficient, but also to identify the directions and guidelines of the different kinds of possible prevention interventions. It is the civil protection's task to inform the competent authorities about possible interventions aimed to reduce within acceptable limits the consequences of disasters or at least to limit possible damage.

The Department also operates at the international level, in agreement with similar institutions of other Member States in a context of European collaboration. In addition, it co-ordinates the Italian civil protection assistance within the interventions in European and third countries both under the EUCP Mechanism or bilaterally, thus representing a concrete example of solidarity and showing the operative, technical and human capacity of the experts of the system.

CONTACT

COMPETENT AUTHORITY:
ORGANIZATION:
Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Civil Protection Department
FUNCTIONARY:
Dr. Franco GABRIELLI
Head of the Department

POSTAL ADDRESS:
Via Ulpiano, 11
00193 Roma
TELEPHONE: +39 06 6820 4601
TELEFAX: +39 06 6889 2360
E-MAIL: europa@protezionecivile.it

OPERATIONAL CONTACT POINT (24 hours /7 days)
ORGANIZATION:
Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers , Civil Protection Department

POSTAL ADDRESS:
Via Vitorchiano, 2
00189 Roma
TELEPHONE: +39 06 6820 2265
TELEFAX: +39 06 6820 2360
E-MAIL: salaoperativa@protezionecivile.it

NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT / COMMITTEE MEMBER
ORGANIZATION:
Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Civil Protection Department
FUNCTIONARY:
Ing. Luigi D’ANGELO
Head of the International Relations Unit

POSTAL ADDRESS:
Via Ulpiano,11
00193 Roma
TELEPHONE: +39 06 6820 2911
TELEFAX: +39 06 6820 2360
E-MAIL: luigi.dangelo@protezionecivile.it
E-MAIL: europa@protezionecivile.it

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