EPPR Working Group Report to SAOs, November 2018 Rovaniemi

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Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR)
EPPR held its first meeting of 2018 in Helsinki, Finland on June 5-7. 65 participants attended representing the Arctic States, one Permanent Participant (AIA), one Working Group (PAME), four observer states (Italy, Singapore, South Korea and Spain), four observer organizations (IFRC, UArctic, WMO, and WWF) and two invited guests (International Atomic Energy Agency and the EU GRACE project). The meeting focused on follow-up activities from the last EPPR meeting in Malmö, reviewing the progress and planning of activities according to the approved 2017-2019 workplan. EPPR Heads of Delegation met in advance of the plenary session. SAO Chair Aleksi Härkönen welcomed delegates to Helsinki. The relevant sections of the Amarok were updated after the meeting.