In the EU project CapaCities a core team of 3 knowledge partners – the Safety region South-Holland South and ITINERIS health & safety from the Netherlands and the Regional Centre of Sustainable Development from Moldova – will help three cities in Eastern Partnership countries: Ararat in Armenia, Kutaisi in Georgia and Ungheni in Moldova. The general objective is to structurally improve the capacities of these three cities to lead and coordinate a structured process of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) planning. By the end of the project these cities should be capable to continue a structured DRM planning, led by knowledgeable and competent focal points and based on a concrete DRM strategy including a roadmap (local, with relevant regional dimensions), that has been developed during the project with all relevant stakeholders.