HelpTeamUkraine (HTU) – capacity building and improved cooperation of volunteer rescue teams for better flood and emergency protection


Due to the reorganisation of the Ministry of Civil Protection of Ukraine in 2013, Rescue and Civil protection services fall into the governance of State administrations within each region of Ukraine. This resulted the lack of professional base and a lack in know-how. The main objective of the overall project was to purchase the equipment needed for volunteer rescue organizations and build bases for volunteer rescuers with a training centre in Transcarpathian Region, Ukraine.  HTU also aimed to transfer volunteer rescue service knowledge and practice from Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia to Transcarpathian Region, Ukraine. HTU conducted a feasibility study on the Training Center for Rescue Volunteers and implemented study tours  for knowledge exchange. The project resulted the capacity building of Ukrainian volunteer rescue service organization since 12 Ukrainian, 1 Hungarian and 1 Slovakian trainer have been trained in Czech Republic in order to perform the training of rescue volunteers in Ukraine.


Lead Partner: Comprehensive Rescue Center, NGO (UA)

Project Partners:

– Transcarpathian Agency for Investment, Innovation and Development (UA)

– Comprehensive Central Emergency Service (SK)

– Central-Budai Volunteer Unit of Civil Protection (HU)

– Vysocina Region (CZ)

Project duration: 01/4/2015 – 31/3/2016

Total project budget: 48 653 EUR

START contribution: 38 700 EUR (79,54%)

Contact person: Ivan Pushak (LP), Mike Nagorkin ( on behalf of Transcarpathian Agency for Investment, Innovation and Development