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Experts training and exchange

A meeting of the EU Civil Protection team whose main role was to facilitate the delivery of European assistance and to liaise with national authorities of the country affected. Photo credit: EU/ECHO

Why is this important?

In order to provide an effective crisis response at European level it is mutually- beneficial for civil protection experts to learn from each other's techniques, approaches, training modules.

What are we doing?

The Civil Protection Mechanism runs an active and comprehensive training programme, offering experts a deeper knowledge of the requirements of European civil protection missions, and improving their coordination and assessment skills.

The programme offers a wide range of courses from basic training to high-level courses for future mission leaders. Special courses are also available aiming to prepare for specific aspects of missions such as security training or assessments.

Exchange of experts

The Civil Protection Mechanism's experts exchange system allows for the secondment of civil protection experts to participating states. This exchange of experts provides participants with knowledge and experience on all aspects of emergency intervention and the different approaches of national systems.

Applications are open for a new cycle of the EU Exchange of Experts programme, running until October 2016. More information on the Exchange of Experts website.


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