The Common Emergency Communication and Information System (CECIS) facilitates communication between the ERCC with National Authorities, making response to disasters faster and more effective. It therefore aims to better protect citizens from natural and technological hazards. This interconnection will facilitate exchange of information and experience between authorities responsible for Civil Protection and Marine Pollution in order to improve the capabilities of these organisations to deal with the different phases of emergencies, namely:
Its main task is to host a database on potentially available assets for assistance, to handle requests for assistance on the basis of these data, to exchange information and to document all action and message traffic.
The end-users of CECIS are the ERCC and National Contact points:
Through the CECIS, operational information can be exchanged in a secure and reliable way, as needed for the effective implementation of the mechanism.