Project title:

Common Development of Volunteer Disaster Intervention Capability (CODE VDIC)

General description:

The main objective is to better secure the cross-border area by improving joint volunteer intervention capability in case of natural and man-made disasters and emergency situations. This objective is totally in line with the overall programme goal, which aims at the cross-border region to function and work together efficiently in the field of safety and security.

By increased volunteer capacity and by following a common approach and strategy on prevention and response, the handling of natural and man-made disasters will be more harmonized, more efficient and thus such risks will be reduced, therefore the project highly contributes to the programme specific objective TO8.

The aim of the CODE VDIC project co-operation is the realization of a synchronized capacity building project, which focuses on the development of a complex, innovative, local level disaster intervention recovery logistics and prevention system on the most endangered segment of the HU-SK-RO-UA border area.

Duration of the project:

  • 2019-2021.


  • European Neighborhood Instrument and European Regional Development Fund


  • Zemplén Region Civil Protection and Disaster Management Association, Hungary –  Project coordinator 
  • Pálháza Volunteer Firefighter Association Pálháza, Hungary – Project partner
  • Mesto Kráľovský Chlmec Municipality of Kráľovský Chlmec, Slovakia – Project partner
  • Town of Seini, Romania – Project partner
  • Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania – Project partner
  • Upravlinnia Zakarpats’koi Reformats’koi Tserkvy Transcarpathian Reformed Church, Ukraina – Project partner

Expected Results:

  • New cross-border volunteer network
  • New national extended networks
  • Common integrated cross-border disaster management force and capacity
  • Extended capability disaster management unit (project partners)
  • Volunteer network methodology handbook
  • Comprehensive handbook for volunteer disaster management cross-border practice (training material)
  • Joint publication on prevention for local inhabitants
  • Regional risk assessment
  • Common strategy for volunteers
  • Trainings
  • Local campaigns

Closing Event, Final Exercise and Local Campaign for Inhabitants in the frame of the Safety Day 2021

More than 200 participants (project partners, professionals and volunteers) gathered for the Closing Event and Final Exercise of the „CODE VDIC - Common Development of Volunteer Disaster Intervention Capability" (HUSKROUA/1702/8.1/0035) project on the 15th of September 2021 in Sátoraljaújhely and surrounding areas, Hungary. 

“Safety Day” - which is organized annually in September each year, with the close cooperation of the town of Sátoraljaújhely, law enforcement agencies, civil protection- and disaster management organizations, schools, and kindergartens -, has provided a great opportunity for the CODE VDIC project partners to co-organize their Closing Event and Final Exercise for this same day to share the project results with as many participants as possible and to finally meet in person after a long pandemic period.

For more information please consult the Press release