|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Regional Policy|
|Content Type||Key Source, Overview|
The European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) was set up to respond to major natural disasters and express European solidarity to disaster-stricken regions within Europe. The Fund was created as a reaction to the severe floods in Central Europe in the summer of 2002. Since then, it has been used for 72 disasters covering a range of different catastrophic events including floods, forest fires, earthquakes, storms and drought. 24 different European countries have been supported so far for an amount of over €3.8bn.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|