Legal & Institutional Framework


The Law on Protection and Rescue determines the State’s legal responsibilities with regard to protection and rescue activities involving citizens, flora and fauna, common goods and items or facilities of special cultural and historic importance (determined by law as goods for general interest).
The safeguarding of life and health is the statutory priority.

The Law on Crisis Management requires that ministries and other governmental institutions, public enterprises and services as well as private enterprises take part in prevention and crisis management as well as rescue and protection of people and goods. Furthermore, they are required to participate in training and drills in prevention and crisis management.

Related Links
IPA Civil Protection