The establishment of the Civil Protection Agency

The general organization of the Civil Protection Department underwent further modifications also in the light of legislative decrees 300/99 that – by reforming the system of the Prime Minister’s office and the organization of the Government – made profound modifications to the organizational shape of the Public Administration.

With Legislative Decree 300/99 the Civil Protection Agency was created. The whole Civil Protection system was revolutionised: instead of the Prime Minister and the Department of Civil Protection, the Minister of State – with functions of political-administrative guidance and control – and the Civil Protection Agency, with technical-operative and scientific tasks were positioned at the top of the system.

The functions of the Civil Protection Department were transferred to the Agency.
The Agency was also created from the will to restore the activity of the Prime Minister to the traditional functions of impulse, directing and coordinating, eliminating the more strictly operative function.