Joint Committee State-Regions-Local Boards

The Joint Committee State-Regions-Local Boards is the body of the National Civil Protection Service where the rules of the system are discussed and shared.  The Joint Committee has the function of addressing, promoting and coordinating State administrations, regional and local authorities activities.  It is responsible for determining general criteria for defining forecasting and prevention programs and also emergency plans, for deploying coordinately National Service components and for defining the rules on civil protection.

Composition.  The Committee is chaired by the President of the Autonomous Province of Trento and is composed of representatives of the Unified Conference with members of the Regions, Anci - National Association of Italian Municipalities and Upi - Union of the Provinces of Italy, and representatives of the Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Ministry of Regional Affairs.  For the Civil Protection Department, the Head of Department and the Director of the Institutional Relations Office participate.

Functioning.  The Committee lasts three years and convene under request of the President.  Other officials of the administrations present in the Committee or representatives of other administrations and public bodies concerned may also participate in the meetings, without the right to vote.  Decisions are taken with the consent of all the members or the majority of the members of the two groups - representatives of the Unified Conference or of the state administrations.


The Joint Committee was established by art. 5, paragraph 1, of law no. 401 of 2001  The composition and functioning of the Joint Committee were defined by the dpcm of 23 september 2002 and dpcm of 20 february 2012 identified its members.