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Petya Trifonova; Metodi Metodiev; Dimcho Solakov; Stela Simeonova
•    Prof. DSc. Oleksandr Trofymchuk, UKRAINE 
•    Prof. Dr. hab. oec. Baiba Rivza, LATVIA
Security planning and disaster management are critical areas of focus in Bulgaria, given the country's vulnerability to various natural and man-made disasters, including earthquakes. Bulgaria has established an emergency management system for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. This system includes various government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and volunteers who work together to ensure an effective response to disasters. The Bulgarian government and the science community conduct risk assessments to identify potential earthquake hazard zones and to assess the risks they pose to people and infrastructure.
Bulgaria actively participates in international cooperation efforts related to disaster management as those of the European Union's Civil Protection Mechanism and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. Several projects have been implemented funded by the European Commission as the SHARE project, which aimed to provide a community-based seismic hazard model for the Euro-Mediterranean region, and DACEA and ESNET projects aimed to develop a seismic hazard and risk assessment for the Balkan region, and mechanisms for early warning, public awareness, and quick response in case of a disaster.
The present paper gives an overview of the country's focus on risk assessment, disaster preparedness, response, recovery efforts, and international cooperation, underscoring its commitment to disaster management. The topic is particularly relevant now because of the severe consequences of Turkey's recent strong earthquakes. We present findings from various international cooperation efforts in Bulgaria related to earthquake disaster management and results from research related to the assessment of seismic hazards and risk in particular regions in the country.
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The present work is supported by the National Science Program "Environmental Protection and Reduction of Risk of Adverse Events and Natural Disasters" financed by Contract №: D01-271/09.12.2022 of the Ministry of Education of Bulgaria.
Proceedings of 23rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2023
23rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2023, 03 - 09 July, 2023
Proceedings Paper
STEF92 Technology
International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci and Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts and Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; Croatian Acad Sci and Arts; Acad Sci Moldova; Montenegrin Acad Sci and Arts; Georgian Acad Sci; Acad Fine Arts and Design Bratislava; Turkish Acad Sci.
03 - 09 July, 2023
disaster management, earthquake, natural hazards, risk, Bulgaria