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

and European Union civil protection teams

EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

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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 UNION CIVIL PROTECTION MECHANISM
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NEWS FROM APELL-EUROMODEX
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MNE MODEX 2019
Between 07 nd and 10 h of April 2019, in Cres, Croatia took place the second exercise within Cycle 9, 2018-2019 - Lot II: exercises for flood related modules, medical capabilities, civil protection experts and TAST. 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. The capabilities involved in the exercise were three Ground Forest Fire Fighting using Vehicles from Austria, Bulgaria and Italy, two Ground Forest Fire Fighting from Spain and Greece, Forest Fire Advisory Team from Spain and Emergency Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems from France.
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MNE MODEX 2019 - PLANNING MEETING
In May 2019 the third flood related module field exercise MNE MODEX 2019 of Lot 2, cycle 9 will take place in Montenegro in the Municipalities of Niksic and Danilovgrad. The planning activities started in January this year and the last details have been decided by the planning team together with trainers and co- trainers during the planning conference held in Podgorica between 20 th to 22 nd of March. We had a fruitful pre-exercise meeting with representatives of participating modules and capacities from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Italy, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey the organizing country as well the European Commission.
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CRESMODEX 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.

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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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MNE MODEX 2019 - PLANNING MEETING
The exercise held in Arles, Bouche du Rhone Region, France between 24 th and 27 th April was the last exercise of the modules field exercises cycle 2017-2018, LOT II exercises for the flood related modules, medical capabilities, civil protection experts ad TAST. The exercise consisted of a 4-days field operation and focused mainly on operational cooperation of all involved participants within the framework of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism. Based on a scenario in a third country Modulistan - affected by a large-scale flood, the exercise represented a good opportunity to test the coordination, interoperability, internal working procedures and the self- sufficiency of participating modules in a situation as close as possible to reality. Different types of modules from France - Flood Rescue Using Boats and Emergency Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems , Germany - High Capacity Pumping, Italy - High Capacity Pumping took part in the exercise. The activities of the modules in the field were coordinated by an international team of experts - European Civil Protection Team, being composed with members from five countries DE, FR, SE, LV, NL and a Liaison Officer from European Response and Coordination Center (ERCC) from Brussels. The activity of this team was supported by a Technical Support and Assistance Team from Italy. The exercise was organized by CN APELL-RO, as leading partner, together with the French Partners - Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile et de la Gestion des Crises and ENSOSP - Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Officiers de Sapeurs-Pompiers and a consistent corps of volunteers in compliance with the service contract T2/NOECHO/SER/2016/738038 signed with the European Commission. The exercise was attended by 163 participants - modules, EUCPT, observers and staff members. The modules operated on a 24/7 basis receiving, both day and night, tasks and being requested to provide interventions in various locations of the affected region. The French colleagues have mobilized more than 200 professionals and volunteers as role-players and an important number of vehicles and equipment. We would like to take the opportunity to thank to our French colleagues for the effort they invested for the success of the exercise .

April 24-27

2018

Between 13 th and 16 th March in Alessandria Piemonte Region, Italy took place the third exercise of the cycle 2017-2018, LOT II – exercises for the flood related modules, medical capabilities, civil protection experts ad TAST. The exercise consisted of a 4-days field operations and focused mainly on operational cooperation of all involved participants within the framework of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism. Based on a scenario in a third country – Modulistan - affected by a large-scale flood, the exercise represented a good opportunity to test the coordination, interoperability, internal working procedures and the self-sufficiency of participating modules in a situation as close as possible to reality. It was the first time that in an exercise three modules of the same kind were used - Flood Rescue Using Boats from Czech Republic, a civil protection military based module from Spain and a joint module from Belgium and Luxembourg. The activities of the modules in the field was coordinated by an international team of experts – European Civil Protection Team from five countries – UK, RO, FR, SK, PT and a Liaison Officer from European Response and Coordination Center (ERCC) from Brussels. The activity of this team was supported by a Technical Support and Assistance Team from Finland. The exercise was organized by CN APELL-RO, as leading partner, together with the Italian Partner – Piemonte Regional Civil Protection Department and its structures and volunteers, in compliance with the service contract T2/N°ECHO/SER/2016/738038 signed with the European Commission. The exercise was attended by 170 participants - modules, EUCPT, observers and staff members. The modules operated on a 24/7 basis receiving both day and night tasks and being requested to save people from various locations. Italian colleagues have mobilized important human and material resources to this exercise - over 500 volunteers as role-players and 50 vehicles. We would like to take the opportunity to thank to our Italian colleague for the effort they invested for the success of the exercise.

March 13-16

2018

” FRAMODEX-RHODANOS 2018”
” PIEMODEX 2018”
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CRESMODEX 2019
Between 07 nd and 10 h of April 2019, in Cres, Croatia took place the second exercise within Cycle 9, 2018-2019 - Lot II: exercises for flood related modules, medical capabilities, civil protection experts and TAST. 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. The capabilities involved in the exercise were three Ground Forest Fire Fighting using Vehicles from Austria, Bulgaria and Italy, two Ground Forest Fire Fighting from Spain and Greece, Forest Fire Advisory Team from Spain and Emergency Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems from France.
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In May 2019 the third flood related module field exercise MNE MODEX 2019 of Lot 2, cycle 9 will take place in Montenegro in the Municipalities of Niksic and Danilovgrad. The planning activities started in January this year and the last details have been decided by the planning team together with trainers and co- trainers during the planning conference held in Podgorica between 20 th to 22 nd of March. We had a fruitful pre-exercise meeting with representatives of participating modules and capacities from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Italy, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey the organizing country as well the European Commission.
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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.

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