CN APELL–RO is an independent, non-governmental and not for profit NGO registered in Romania. Aim CN APELL - RO Foundation’s aim is to enhance knowledge, awareness and management in risk prevention and protection, response and mitigation methods and activities, as well as the promotion of environmental policies and strategies implementation, in the context of sustainable development. Objectives To educate, train and improve specialists in technological and natural risks assessment and emergency situations management; improvement of professional abilities, through qualifications, continuous professional training, exercises and technical support; To promote fundamental, technical-scientific, experimental and applicative research in the field of environmental protection; to set up and maintain databases regarding sites of economic operators that involve specific risks and hazards due to hazardous substances; To set up a work platform among local communities, economic stakeholders and competent authorities for emergency response, as a management tool in elaborating integrated response plans for emergency situations;• Organization of conferences, workshops, roundtables and work groups for significant issues in the field of environmental assessment and emergency situations management; Editing publications, guides and other documents in the field of environmental protection, disaster and emergency situations management.

Exercises on civil protection modules,tehnical assistance and suport teams

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The Union Civil Protection Mechanism ("Mechanism") was developed as a comprehensive framework for European cooperation in disaster prevention, preparedness and response. The overall objective of the Mechanism is to strengthen the cooperation among Member States in the field of civil protection and between the Union and the Member States in order to facilitate coordination to improve the effectiveness of system for preventing, preparing for and responding to natural and man-made disasters. In accordance with the principle of subsidiarity, the Mechanism activates support on request of a Member State overwhelmed by a disaster or any affected country in the world. By pooling the civil protection capabilities of the participating states, the Mechanism can ensure better protection primarily of people, but also of the natural and cultural environment and of property. The Mechanism consists of a series of elements facilitating adequate prevention, preparedness and effective response actions at EU level.

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The Consortium will plan and conduct of four realistic exercises for water related modules, TAST teams and the EUCPT in the period of 2016/2017. According to tender’s documentation, each exercise will last four days including travel days with non-disrupted exercise play of minimum 36 hours to test the 24/7 capacity of the modules as well as TAST and EUCPT. Time compression will be used to be able to cover all the major phases of a real deployment. Romania, Bulgaria and Estonia offer excellent exercise grounds, which will allow realistic exercises. Additional information about locations, offered conditions and specific features will be provided later. The Consortium is especially interested in modules particular training needs and expectations for such exercises.

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The Exchange of Experts Programme gives civil protection experts the opportunity to share experiences, gain valuable knowledge and strengthen operational skills by a system of exchange. The Exchange of Experts Program makes a significant contribution to the ongoing development of the UCPM Union Civil Protection Mechanism - and builds capacity in the field of civil protection. The programme is financed by European Union.
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PLANNING MEETING FOR ”EU VALABREMODEX 2020”
The planning activities for the second forest fires field exercise to be organized within the Lot2 MODEX, already started late 2019. So, according to the project calendar, the planning meeting for the “EU VALABREMODEX 2020”, took place in Valabre, France, 21-23 January 2020. The planning team together with trainers and co-trainers (representatives of GFFF, GFFFV and FAST from Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain), the host organization represented by DGSCGC France and ECASC Valabre and European Commission representatives (responsible desk officer and certification team) have planned, fine tuned the injects and events and discussed the practical aspects of the exercise which will be organized in France, 30 March to 3 April 2020, within the 10 cycle of Modex exercises.

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Exercises on civil protection modules, tehnical assistance and suport teams and European Union civil protection teams

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The Union Civil Protection Mechanism ("Mechanism") was developed as a comprehensive framework for European cooperation in disaster prevention, preparedness and response. The overall objective of the Mechanism is to strengthen the cooperation among Member States in the field of civil protection and between the Union and the Member States in order to facilitate coordination to improve the effectiveness of system for preventing, preparing for and responding to natural and man-made disasters. In accordance with the principle of subsidiarity, the Mechanism activates support on request of a Member State overwhelmed by a disaster or any affected country in the world. By pooling the civil protection capabilities of the participating states, the Mechanism can ensure better protection primarily of people, but also of the natural and cultural environment and of property. The Mechanism consists of a series of elements facilitating adequate prevention, preparedness and effective response actions at EU level. The Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) is the operational heart of the Mechanism. It is operated by DG ECHO (Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection) and is operational 24 hours a day/7 days a week. The role of the ERCC is to facilitate and support the mobilization and coordination of Member States' civil protection assistance during emergencies. It provides countries with access to a platform of civil protection means available amongst all the participating states. A training programme has been set up with a view to enhance the coordination of civil protection assistance interventions by ensuring compatibility and complementarity between the intervention teams and other intervention support as well as by improving the competence of the experts involved. The exercise programme comprises joint table-top exercises, full-scale field exercises, as well as more specific exercises for modules. In the future, the Commission will set up together with Member States a strategic exercise framework to improve coherence between exercises, as well as between the exercise programme and the other elements of the Mechanism. In addition, the Mechanism also provides for the organization of a system of exchange of experts. The European Emergency Response Capacity in the form of a voluntary pool is based on Member States' disaster response assets. It will be managed by the ERCC and aims to make disaster response more pre-planned, predictable, effective and faster. The focus is the delivery of relief assistance in the first emergency phase. Deployed assets will be managed on site by the participating states. EU experts from participating states and the Commission (the European Union Civil Protection Team - EUCPT) will facilitate the coordination between the different civil protection modules and teams on the ground, and, where relevant, their integration into the overall UN coordination, in particular the cluster system. EUCPTs will be deployed by the ERCC. To ensure effective coordination on the ground, education, training and exercises are the interlinked and inextricable elements of preparing the civil protection modules, technical assistance and support teams (TAST) and EUCPTs to maximize assistance to the affected country. The European Commission financially supports a general training programme and several large exercises per year. The exercises on civil protection modules, TAST and EUCPT shall fit into this training programme framework. Civil Protection modules ("modules") are task and needs driven pre-defined arrangements of resources and teams from one or more participating states set-up on a voluntary basis. Modules have to be self-sufficient, interoperable and can be dispatched at very short notice. Participating states register modules and TAST with the Commission in the CECIS (Common Emergency Communication and Information System) database.

Field exercises for water related modules

The Consortium will plan and conduct of four realistic exercises for water related modules, TAST teams and the EUCPT in the period of 2016/2017. According to tender’s documentation, each exercise will last four days including travel days with non-disrupted exercise play of minimum 36 hours to test the 24/7 capacity of the modules as well as TAST and EUCPT. Time compression will be used to be able to cover all the major phases of a real deployment. Romania, Bulgaria and Estonia offer excellent exercise grounds, which will allow realistic exercises. Additional information about locations, offered conditions and specific features will be provided later. The Consortium is especially interested in modules particular training needs and expectations for such exercises.
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CN APELL–RO is an independent, non-governmental and not for profit NGO registered in Romania. Aim CN APELL - RO Foundation’s aim is to enhance knowledge, awareness and management in risk prevention and protection, response and mitigation methods and activities, as well as the promotion of environmental policies and strategies implementation, in the context of sustainable development. Objectives To educate, train and improve specialists in technological and natural risks assessment and emergency situations management; improvement of professional abilities, through qualifications, continuous professional training, exercises and technical support; To promote fundamental, technical-scientific, experimental and applicative research in the field of environmental protection; to set up and maintain databases regarding sites of economic operators that involve specific risks and hazards due to hazardous substances; To set up a work platform among local communities, economic stakeholders and competent authorities for emergency response, as a management tool in elaborating integrated response plans for emergency situations;• Organization of conferences, workshops, roundtables and work groups for significant issues in the field of environmental assessment and emergency situations management; Editing publications, guides and other documents in the field of environmental protection, disaster and emergency situations management.

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WHAT IS THE EXCHANGE OF EXPERTS PROGRAM? The Programme gives civil protection experts the opportunity to share experiences, gain valuable knowledge and strengthen operational skills by a system of exchange. Experts can either apply to go on an exchange, or civil protection organizations can invite expert(s). The duration of the exchange can vary in length from a few days up to three months. Typically, the length is five working days. You can go on an exchange by yourself or in a small group. The maximum number of experts per group is 10, for the exchanges with participation of experts from multiple eligible countries. Go on an exchange: Civil protection experts can visit one or more organisations in one or more countries, though, the last not during the same exchange. You could, for example, observe operational structures in the visited country, learn new techniques and study the approaches taken by other emergency services. You could also, for example, attend simulation exercises as observers or attend trainings to gain expert knowledge not available in your country. Invite an expert: Expert(s) from a different state are invited by you (the host organization) to, for example: observe operational structures in your country; learn new techniques; attend workshops or conferences; participate in training courses or simulation exercises. You could also invite experts as trainers to your organization.The Exchange of Experts Program thereby makes a significant contribution to the ongoing development of the UCPM – Union Civil Protection Mechanism - and builds capacity in the field of civil protection. The priority areas for exchanges in 2019-2020 are: Cross-border cooperation Communication and awareness-raising Fires, including forest fires, ground and aerial fire-fighting Disaster management (such as prevention reporting obligations, operational coordination, capability development, international deployment) New and emerging threats Participation from EoE programme countries with lower participation rates Who is responsible for the Exchange of Experts Programme? The Exchange of Experts Programme is funded by the European Commission. CN-APELL RO, Romania, is the programme coordinator, being supported by its consortium partner - the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situation - IGSU, Romanian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
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MNE MODEX 2019
Between 14th and 17th of May 2019, in Municipalities of Niksic and Danilograd, Montenegro, took place the third and last exercise within Cycle 9, 2018-2019 - Lot II: exercises for flood related modules and forest fires. The exercise consisted of 4 days’ field activities and focused on operational cooperation of all involved partners within the framework of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism, following a large-scale flooding in Montenegro. The capabilities involved in the exercise were three High Capacity Pumping modules from Romania, Italy, a Standing Engineering module from Germany and, for the first time, High Capacity Pumping teams from IPA countries - Kosovo, Montenegro and Turkey. In fact, all the IPA countries have applied and registered for this exercise but due to the flood situation in their countries they have cancelled their participation just before the start of the exercise.
PLANNING MEETING FOR ”EU VALABREMODEX 2020”
The planning activities for the second forest fires field exercise to be organized within the Lot2 MODEX, already started late 2019. So, according to the project calendar, the planning meeting for the “EU VALABREMODEX 2020”, took place in Valabre, France, 21-23 January 2020. The planning team together with trainers and co-trainers (representatives of GFFF, GFFFV and FAST from Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain), the host organization represented by DGSCGC France and ECASC Valabre and European Commission representatives (responsible desk officer and certification team) have planned, fine tuned the injects and events and discussed the practical aspects of the exercise which will be organized in France, 30 March to 3 April 2020, within the 10 cycle of Modex exercises. Practical information were provided by the venue to the participants during the visit of the sites were the exercise will take place.The Forest fires MODEX exercise is planned to last four days, including travel days, with non-disrupted exercise time play of minimum 36 hour to test 24/7 operational capacity of the modules. The exercise is designed to test and enhance cooperation between all types of forest fires modules providing a training environment which will satisfy the modules training needs and expectations.

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