The International Development and Fund Coordination Agency issued an invitation to tender titled as "Local capacity development of disaster management institutions" within the framework of the Capacity-Building and Institutional Cooperation Programme of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014. The National Directorate General for Disaster Management of the Ministry of Interior applied for the tender, and the operator of the programme considered the application worthy of support, therefore they held the first coordination meeting at the Directorate General on the 17th of December.
The main aims of the project are the extension of capacity and the development of the human resource management system. This joint programme is expected to facilitate the development of the Hungarian institutional background of disaster management and relief operations. In the last few years, Norway has unified the disaster management system; therefore their experiences make up an important contribution to the project.