Framework Agreement on Civil Protection

Spain Portugal cooperation
Framework Agreement on Civil Protection
Spain & Portugal

The Spanish and Portuguese governments concluded a framework agreement and Protocol in 1992 addressing Technical Co-Operation and Mutual Material Assistance regarding Civil Protection. The Protocol sets out the basis upon which mutual assistance is provided by both parties in the event of an emergency or disaster situation occurring, including Articles concerning Requests for Help, Assistance and Emergency (Article 3), Attendance Costs (Article 4), and the establishment of a joint Commission to ensure implementation (Article 7). The Protocol is available to read in full thanks to its translation into English by Dr Brendan O’Keeffe, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.