Landmine Monitor 2001

European Community

Website: http://eu-mine-actions.jrc.cec.eu.int/

The European Union has made a comprehensive response to the APL challenges through the European Community, the Union’s Foreign and Security Policy actions, the European Parliament and the Member States of the Union.

In 1999 the Union’s contributions totalled € 103 m. In 2000 the European Community budget devoted to Mine Action amounted alone at € 30m. We are currently collecting data from the Union’s Member States concerning their contributions for the year 2000. The total figure and details of the EU’s effort will be made public in September 2001.

In March 2000, date of the first anniversary of the entering into force of the Ottawa Convention, the European Commission issued a Communication to the European Parliament and the Council as well as adraftRegulation on an ACTION AGAINST ANTI PERSONNEL LANDMINES: REINFORCING THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION.

In close collaboration with the Presidency of the European Union and with the unrelenting support of the European Parliament, the Commission worked with determination to change the amount and manner in which the Union’s resources should be used to support the Ottawa process.

At that time the European Commission specifically pointed to the value which a horizontal APL regulation would have.

This year we can announce with great satisfaction that theobjective of afocused legal instrument underpinned by a reinforced budget line for mine action has been achieved.

This will bear significantly on the EU’s overall approach to the Anti Personnel Landmines issues.

This specific Regulation is intended bring hope and relief to mine affected populations and to the mine victims by pooling resources in a way which can trigger acceleration of the pace of assistance.

Today the Commission is not only capable of playing a more efficient role as a donor but it is prepared to support a more significant upgrading of Mine Action at the global level.

The targets set by the Ottawa Treaty represent a daunting tasks for all players. We know that funding alone will never be sufficient to reach the necessary quantum leap required to accelerate the pace of mine clearance and of victims assistance.

We therefore call on all partners to work together, to learn from lessons and re-orient our missions in view of identified shortcomings and needs.

EUROPEAN COMMUNITY MINE ACTION TABLE 2000

PROGRAMME
COUNTRY
AMOUNT (€)
PROJECT
DURATION/DETAILS
ECHO
Angola
200,000
Mine awareness
in Benguela, Bie, Cuanza-Norte, Cuanza-Sul, Huambo
RELEX (OBNOVA)
Bosnia Herzegovina
2,400,000
Contribution to Civil Protection Agencies composed by a network of 30 municipal teams
12 months
ECHO
Cambodia
700,000
6 Mine Action Teams on De-mining and Community Awareness
Battabang and Preah Vihear Provinces. By MAG
ECHO
Cambodia
20,000
Survey on the impact and social consequences of spontaneous de-mining initiatives in rural areas.
By HI Belgium
RELEX (B7-661)
Cambodia
1,000,000
Institutional building and de-mining of land-lots
600.000€ for consolidation of the newly created Cambodia Mine Action Authority and 400.000 € in support of Land Use Planning Units to develop structures for co-ordination and prioritisation of land to be de-mined and allotted to the most vulnerable segments of population. Duration  24 months
RELEX (CFSP)
Croatia
308.133
Extension of WEUDAM/CROMAC operation started in 1999
Décision du Conseil du 20 mars 2000 [2000/231/PESC] modifiant la Décision 1998/627/PESC du 9 novembre 1998 concernant une action spécifique de l’Union Européenne dans le domaine de l’assistance au déminage [en Croatie]
ECHO
Kosovo
460,000
Local demining capacity, UXO disposal, emergency rescue service
Until 30 /04/00
Djakova District, destruction of UXO, house clearance and mine marking and provision of emergnecy casualty rescue service for NGOs. By HI
ECHO
Kosovo
450,000
Transfer of demining skills to local population, landmine clearance, UXO disposal
Until June 2000. Regions of Mitrovica, Podujecva, Prizren and Uresovac.
By MAG.
RELEX UNMIK
Kosovo
2,000,000
Contribution to MACC
9 months
RELEX (B7-661)
Laos
775,000
De-pollution by UXO
12 months, Savannaketh Province in South Laos. By HI
ECHO
Lebanon
500.000
De-mining Project
South Lebanon. By MAG
DEV (B7-661)
Mozambique
1,950,000
Flood-related Mine Action, post emergency reconstruction programme. De-mining
Grant to PNUD in support of the de-mining component of the Reconstruction programme presented by the Government to the Rome Donors Conference.
DEV (B7-661)
Somalia
901,089
De-mining and mine awareness in Burao District
12 months Burao, one of the pricipal urban centres by Stiftung Sankt Barbara
DEV (B7-661)
Somalia
399,996
Survey, Maps and De-mining of Berbeda Corridor
7 months. Two vital stretches of Somaliland’s road network by Danish Demining group
RELEX (B7-661 A)
SEE/ Administrative Capacity
build up
340,000
Total assessment of EC sponsored mine actions in SEE + setting up a Headquarter Information Management System and carrying out scientific assessment of the EC supported projects in the Balkans in 1999 and 2000.
By JRC
14 months work
RELEX (B7-661)
SEE
260,000
Grant to ICBL for World Landmine Monitor 2000
 
RELEX (B7-661)
(SEE) Stability Pact Project n°2
1,000,000
High definition maps using space born systems, secure GIS and local scientists.
14 months
RELEX (B7-661)
(SEE) Slovenia ITF
1,000,000
Cross border de-mining between Croatia and BiH
8 months
tendering procedures used,
INFSO (B6-5411244)
(SEE) Stability Pact focus 10 Projects
15,000,000
Support to industry to develop new sensors/data-fusion techniques for faster and safer mine detection
3 years duration
Research and Development of new Prototypes via calls for proposals
JRC (5th FP)
(SEE) Stability Pact Project n°1
55.000
Understanding the territory, the economic, political and security environment, the needs of the users of de-mining technology and the specificity of the market in order to establish a multi-annual strategy and a verifiable working plan for the region
By GICHD.
RELEX (B7-661)
World-wide
10.000
Brochure on EU contribution to the fight against APL
 
DG DEV (B7-600)
UK and D
104,765
Contribution to the German ICBL on its awareness campaigns targeting UK and D
29 months
Final Total
29, 833 983 m€