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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ROMODEX 2017 - SECOND EXERCISE
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From 9 to 12 March 2017, in Timisoara, Romania, took place the second exercise within Cycle 7 2016-2017 - Lot II: exercises for flood related modules, medical capabilities, civil protection experts and TAST. The national flood scenario was based both on a past event (2005 floods in western part of Romania, when Timis County was the most affected) and existing vulnerabilities.
AUTMODEX 2017 - THIRD EXERCISE
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From 04  to 07 May 2017, in Laubegg, Austria, took place the third exercise within Cycle 7 2016-2017 - Lot II: exercises for flood related modules, medical capabilities, civil protection experts and TAST.
MODEX 2017 - FYROM EXERCISE
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NEW WATER RELATED MODULES’ EXERCISES - LOT 2 Cycle in Bucharest!
The Stakeholders meeting of the 8 cycle field module exercises within took place in the Bucharest, Romania between 30th and 31st of May. The Consortium formed by CN APELL(RO)- together with partners from Austria – Austrian Red Cross, Czech Republic - Fire Rescue Brigade of Moravian-Silesian Region, France - Direction Générale de la Sécurité civile et de la Gestion des Crises (DGSCGC), Italy - Regional Civil Protection Department “Regione Piemonte”, Poland - State Fire Service of Poland, and Romania - General Inspectorate for Emergency Situation, supported by Spain - General Directorate of Civil Protection and Emergencies, Latvia - State Fire and Rescue Service, Montenegro - Directorate for Emergency Management, Ministry of Interior, Austria - Civil Protection, Crisis and Disaster Protection Management of the Ministry of Interior as national civil protection stakeholders and World Health Organization (WHO), UN – Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) as core group of humanitarian actors, to design, plan and conduct four exercises for EU Civil Protection Modules involving: High Capacity Pumping (HCP), Water Purification (WP), CBRN Detection and Sampling, Flood Rescue Using Boats (FRB), Advanced Medical Post with or without surgery (AMP/S), Technical Assistance and Support Team (TAST) and experts of a European Union Civil Protection Team (EUCPT) as well as other capacities of the European Emergency Response Capacity (voluntary pool). The exercises will take place in the period of 2017/2018. According to tender’s documentation, each exercise will last four days, including travel days, with non- disrupted exercise time play of minimum 36 hours to test the 24/7 operational 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. The Consortium is especially interested in modules particular training needs and expectations for such exercises.
Between 17th and 20th of June 2017, in Negotino the southern province of FYROM, CN APELL-RO and the FYROM Protection and Rescue Directorate, with the support of Consortium members, organized the last field exercise of LOT 2, cycle 7. This specific exercise, which put together three Advanced Medical Post with and without surgery), 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 Southern part of FYROM.

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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.
3rd MODEX Exercise organised in Estonia, Saaremaa The exercise was based on a national flood scenario, aiming realistic vulnerabilities and extraordinary events that occurred and are recurring on the Saaremaa Island every 5 to 20 years. According to the tender’s documentation, the aim of the exercise was to provide European Civil Protection modules with a realistic and suitable scenario and adequate locations that offer, in an optimal way, exercising and training possibilities for the participating teams in an EU context, including exercising different rescue and flood response techniques. The exercise consisted of 4-days field activities and focused mainly on operational cooperation of all involved partners within the framework of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism after a large scale flooding. In this exercise two High Capacity Pumping modules from Sweden and Romania together with a Flood Containment module from Sweden and a TAST team from Latvia have participated. The exercise is organized by the CN APELL and ERB (Estonian Rescue Board) in compliance with the service contract LOT2/N°ECHO/B1/SER/2014/06 signed with the European Commission. For the exercise SaareMODEX 2016 the organizers have selected a total of 14 events on the City of Kuressaare and its surroundings. The exercise started immediately after the teams’ arrival on the island, by ferry, when they were tasked by the Estonian Rescue Board Region West to support two villages affected by floods.

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From 04 to 06.05.2016 in Bucharest, Romania was held the kick-of meeting and the planning conference of the new exercises’ cycle of LOT 2 for water related modules’ field exercises. Addressing the preparedness for the exercises, the conference was looking over the scenarios, participants, logistic and organizational issues.  The activities were organized by “National Center for Disaster Management" (CN-APELL) as leading partner of the Consortium.  The Consortium -  CN APELL, General Inspectorate for Emergency Situation from Romania, Austrian Red Cross, State Fire and Rescue Service from Latvia), and the support received from the Protection and Rescue Directorate, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and from France – “Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Sapeurs-Pompiers (ENSOSP)”   is aiming to   design bases scenarios for functional exercises and then plan and conduct four exercises for Civil Protection Modules: High Capacity Pumping, Water Purification, CBRN Detection and Sampling, Flood Rescue Using Boats, Advance Medical Post with or without surgery, Technical Assistance and Support Team (TAST) and experts of a European Union Civil Protection Team (EUCPT) as well as other capacities of the voluntary pool.  The Consortium is collaborating also with the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit, who expressed their willingness to support the implementation and provide technical advice on this specific field. The General Inspector of the Romanian General Inspectorate for Emergency Situation attended the meeting.
May 04 - 06  2016 May 19 - 22  2016
A good start for the new Water Related Modules’ Exercises - LOT 2 Cycle in Bucharest!
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MODEX 2017 FYROM EXERCISE Between 17th and 20th of June 2017, in Negotino the southern province of FYROM, CN APELL-RO and the FYROM Protection and Rescue Directorate, with the support of Consortium members, organized the last field exercise of LOT 2, cycle 7. This specific exercise, which put together three Advanced Medical Post with and without surgery), 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 Southern part of FYROM.
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NEW WATER RELATED MODULES’ EXERCISES - LOT 2 Cycle in Bucharest!
The Stakeholders meeting of the 8 cycle field module exercises within took place in the Bucharest, Romania between 30th and 31st of May. The Consortium formed by CN APELL(RO)- together with partners from Austria – Austrian Red Cross, Czech Republic - Fire Rescue Brigade of Moravian-Silesian Region, France - Direction Générale de la Sécurité civile et de la Gestion des Crises (DGSCGC), Italy - Regional Civil Protection Department “Regione Piemonte”, Poland - State Fire Service of Poland, and Romania - General Inspectorate for Emergency Situation, supported by Spain - General Directorate of Civil Protection and Emergencies, Latvia - State Fire and Rescue Service, Montenegro - Directorate for Emergency Management, Ministry of Interior, Austria - Civil Protection, Crisis and Disaster Protection Management of the Ministry of Interior as national civil protection stakeholders and World Health Organization (WHO), UN – Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) as core group of humanitarian actors, to design, plan and conduct four exercises for EU Civil Protection Modules involving: High Capacity Pumping (HCP), Water Purification (WP), CBRN Detection and Sampling, Flood Rescue Using Boats (FRB), Advanced Medical Post with or without surgery (AMP/S), Technical Assistance and Support Team (TAST) and experts of a European Union Civil Protection Team (EUCPT) as well as other capacities of the European Emergency Response Capacity (voluntary pool). The exercises will take place in the period of 2017/2018. According to tender’s documentation, each exercise will last four days, including travel days, with non-disrupted exercise time play of minimum 36 hours to test the 24/7 operational 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. The Consortium is especially interested in modules particular training needs and expectations for such exercises. Addressing the preparedness for the exercises, the stakeholder meeting was looking over the learning objectives aimed to be achieved, the scenarios, participants, logistic and organizational issues.  The activities were organized by “National Center for Disaster Management" (CN-APELL) as leading partner of the Consortium. Poland, Czech Republic, Italy and France are offering excellent exercise grounds, which will allow realistic exercises. Additional information about locations, offered conditions and specific features will be provided later. The first planning meeting will be held in Poland between 29th and 30th of August. The General Inspector of the Romanian General Inspectorate for Emergency Situation attended the meeting.

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