The European Union Solidarity Fund aims to give aid in the event of a major natural disaster with serious repercussions on living conditions, the natural environment or the economy.
The Fund is designed to provide fast, effective and flexible emergency financial aid for measures such as providing temporary accommodation or the provisional repair of vital infrastructure permitting the resumption of everyday life.
Assistance from the European Union Solidarity Fund takes the form of a single and global grant complementing public efforts by the beneficiary Member State. The Fund is intended to finance the following measures:
Immediate restoration to working order of infrastructure and plant in the fields of energy, drinking water, waste water, transport, telecommunications, health and education;
Providing temporary accommodation and emergency services to meet the immediate needs of the population;
Immediate securing of prevention infrastructures and measures to protect the cultural heritage;
Cleaning up of disaster-stricken areas, including natural zones.
The beneficiary State is responsible for the implementation of the grant and, where applicable, for the co-ordination with other Community funds in order to ensure their complementarity.
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