The call for proposals for Exercises 2010 aims to support exercises simulating the situation and conditions of major emergencies which might require the activation of the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, including Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear emergencies, and the involvement of Participating States through the MIC, mainly with deployment of intervention teams (including modules), teams of experts, national key contact point of staff and other intervention support.
Exercises organised are designed primarily as field tests aiming mainly at :
The financing of exercises is secured through the Civil Protection Financial Instrument established with Council Decision 2007/162/EC, Euratom; maximum co-funding rate is established in 85% of eligible costs, with a maximum of Euro 1.000.000 for each proposal financed.
The objectives are:
To improve civil protection preparedness and response for all kinds of emergencies, including marine pollution, through providing a testing environment and learning opportunity for all actors involved in civil protection assistance intervention under the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, all actors involved in civil protection modules, technical assistance and support teams, as well as testing the procedures of the Civil Protection Mechanism itself.
The expected results are:
The response capacity of intervention teams is improved as the result of the testing of the procedures of the Civil Protection Mechanism; in particular this will imply quicker response time, improved cooperation arrangements, better communication between HQ and field, identification of shortcomings in the existing structures;
Participating States are aware and prepared to receive and to provide assistance through the Mechanism.
The general notice for the 2010 Call for Proposals was published in the Official Journal of the European Union of 11.3.2010, C60 . The detailed criteria for applying for funding under this call, i.e. the Grant application guide for Exercises 2010 and the Grant application Administrative, Technical and Financial Forms 2010 are available by clicking on the corresponding links.
Please click on the following links for more information on the grant agreement governing the action grants funded under the Civil Protection Financial Instrument: Common Provisions , Special Provisions , Annex II and Grants agreements guidelines .
Please click on the following links for further documents in relation to grant agreements to be funded under this Call for proposals: Annex III ( Financial Statement + Guidelines for completing the financial statement ), Annex IV ( Audit Certificate - Guidelines + Model Certificate ), Guidelines to partnership agreement .
Follow this link to view the Official Journal in the other Community languages.
The deadline for submission of proposals is 31 May 2010.