Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri – Dipartimento della Protezione Civile
The Civil Protection Department of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers is the operative arm for the protection of the country's people and goods undergoing particular threats and dangers from conditions of natural, environmental or anthropic risk, or new risks associated with changed international situations. Its tasks include: promoting and coordinating the Civil Protection National system, intervening directly in case of national disasters; defining intervention and action procedures common to the whole system; giving guidelines for legislation relative to risk prevention; supporting peripheral structures, particularly the ones with fewer resources; promoting and supporting the activities for the formation and growth of civil protection organisations; informing public opinion and promoting civil protection culture, particularly among young people; directing the setting up and management of information networks for risk prevention; producing and managing regulations to enforce emergency interventions and deal with calamities to reduce the damage to people and things.
Further, the new asset of the civil protection is approaching to an operative and functional model of “real time risk prevention and management”, i.e., the time needed to actuate urgent actions for the safeguard of people and goods, as well as to replace the life condition pre-existing to the natural or human disaster. The main target is to develop a “prevention system”, encompassing forecasting, monitoring, overseeing, active contrast and early management of emergency, through the integration of surveying and modelling tools as well as shared information system in real time, among all concerned “actors”.