Apport – Assistance in the preparation of the operational plans of the cross-border risks

Countries: Belgium, France
Border(s): France-Belgium,
European programme(s):
Interreg IVA - France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen
- Observation
- Climate change, risk management and prevention

Lead partner: Autonomous provincial State control over financing and over management of the fire services of Hainaut

The "Apport" project, certified " Strategic 2012 ", aims at organizing a cross-border emergency planning. It joins within the framework of the European recommendation of "creation of a community approach of the prevention of natural or human origin disasters".
It intends to eliminate the limits of civil security and to favor the emergence of a real multidisciplinary emergency plan applicable to all the local authorities concerned of the cross-border area.
It allows the realization of the state of the current situation of the means of cross-border cooperation, in particular at the level of emergency planning in a cross-border collection. By this program, the authorities have a map allowing the localization on both sides of the border of the industrial sites at risk.
The province of Hainaut and the protection zone Nord-Pas-de-Calais also integrate an approach aiming at the speed and the efficiency of the arrival of help in case of disaster or major accidents.


  • Hainaut Sécurité (BE)
  • Prefect of the defence zone and the safety of the North (FR)
  • Hainaut Province (BE)
  • Prefect of the Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais (FR)
  • ISSEP (scientific Institute of public services) (BE)
  • IT Center of Hainaut (BE)
  • Region Wallonia (BE)
  • Departmental for emergency security Service (FR)

Project goals

  • Improve the knowledge of the regulations applied on both sides of the border
  • Define a method of harmonious intervention for the actors on the ground
  • Supply the authorities with tools useful for strategic coordination of an event with cross-border consequences.

Project duration

January 2009 – December 2011

Total cost

1 597 519 €

EU funding

800 822 €