Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

Mechthilde FUHRER


The Council of Europe’s EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement, platform for co-operation in the field of major natural and technological disasters between Europe and the South of the Mediterranean, focuses on the rights of people with disabilities and disaster risk reduction. It aims at setting up inclusive policies and plans taking into account specific needs of people with disabilities in disaster risk management.


Ethics, human rights, people with disabilities, disaster risk reduction, resilience, inclusion

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Prieur, M. (2011): Ethical Principles on Disaster Risk Reduction and People’s Resilience, Strasbourg: Council of Europe.

Alexander, D., Sagramola S. (2013): Including People with Disabilities in Disaster Preparedness and Response, Strasbourg: Council of Europe. Cf. URL= www.coe.int/europarisks