The main purpose of the project is to improve coherence among risk assessments undertaken by the countries from the South East Europe Programme area at national and local level, especially in case of disasters intensified by climate change. The project is based on the European Council conclusions on “Further Developing Risk Assessment for Disaster Management within the European Union” adopted in March 2011, which aims for a common approach on the prevention of natural and man-made disasters setting out an overall disaster prevention framework. SEERISK project tests and adapts the guidelines in six selected pilot areas, focusing on two main activities: risk assessment and enhancement of joint preparedness and efficiency of action in emergencies caused by climate change.