MAP

MEDIA GALLERIES

EXERCISE 3

EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

APELL- EUROMODEX

LOT 2018-2019 - MONTENEGRO EXERCISE

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MONTENEGRO

14-17

MAY 2019

LOCATION:

NIKSIC and DANILOVGRAD

PARTICIPANTING MODULES:

A. Planning conference

PROJECT ACTIONS

B. The exercise

Germany HCP
Italy 1 HCP
Italy 2 HCP
Romania HCP
IPA North
IPA South
Montenegro HCP
Kosovo* HCP
Turkey HCP
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. Based on a flood scenario which is severely affecting Montenegro, the exercise will last four days, including travel days, with non-disrupted exercise time play of minimum 36 hour to test 24/7 operational capacity of the modules. The exercise is designed to test and enhance cooperation between all types of flood related modules and to identify the best practices for improving the organization of such exercises in the future. It will be the first time when the countries involved in the IPA projects (Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance) will be involved with their pumping capacities as international modules IPA NORTH (BiH, MNE, SB) and IPA SOUTH (AB, KS, TR). Another special module SEC Standing Engineering Capacity from Germany will be used for the first time in a module field exercise. The Consortium is especially interested in modules particular training needs and expectations, so, during the planning meeting the co-trainers of participating modules were addressing these aspects together with the exercise staff and the Montenegrin planning team in order to fine tune the injects and events. Additional information was provided during the site visit on the location were the exercise will take place. Mr. Gerard Guerin, the EC representative, attended the planning conference and presented to the audience the European Commission vision related to the future of Civil Protection.
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. Operational coordination, communication, assessment, prioritization and interoperability between participating modules and EUCP team was the main issue for the exercise thanks to the large extension of the area of operation available. The weather increased also the pressure on the participants. The wind, rain and low temperature made the teams’ activities more difficult. The exercise was organized by the CN APELL RO, as leading partner of the Consortium, and the Montenegrin Directorate for the Emergency Management, in compliance with the service contract signed with the European Commission. The exercise was attended by 346 participants in total: 150 modules personnel and observers, 69 staff members and had the support of 127 role players. The modules operated on a 24/7 basis, receiving both day and night tasks and being requested to switch location according to the changing operational priorities. Mrs. Donatella Salvi the from European Response and Coordination Center - European Commission was observing the exercise and appreciated the effort of all participants.

APELL-EUROMODEX LOT 2 - 2018-2019 - EXERCISE 3 - MONTENEGRO

EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

MONTENEGRO

14-17

MAY 2019

MAP

EXERCISE 3

MEDIA GALLERIES

LOCATION: Niksic and Danilovgrad

PROJECT ACTIONS
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A. Planning conference

B. The exercise

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. Based on a flood scenario which is severely affecting Montenegro, the exercise will last four days, including travel days, with non-disrupted exercise time play of minimum 36 hour to test 24/7 operational capacity of the modules. The exercise is designed to test and enhance cooperation between all types of flood related modules and to identify the best practices for improving the organization of such exercises in the future. It will be the first time when the countries involved in the IPA projects (Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance) will be involved with their pumping capacities as international modules IPA NORTH (BiH, MNE, SB) and IPA SOUTH (AB, KS, TR). Another special module SEC Standing Engineering Capacity from Germany will be used for the first time in a module field exercise. The Consortium is especially interested in modules particular training needs and expectations, so, during the planning meeting the co-trainers of participating modules were addressing these aspects together with the exercise staff and the Montenegrin planning team in order to fine tune the injects and events. Additional information was provided during the site visit on the location were the exercise will take place. Mr. Gerard Guerin, the EC representative, attended the planning conference and presented to the audience the European Commission vision related to the future of Civil Protection.

PARTICIPATING MODULES:

Germany HCP
Italy 1 HCP
Italy 2 HCP
Romania HCP
IPA North
IPA South
Montenegro HCP
Kosovo* HCP
Turkey HCP
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. Operational coordination, communication, assessment, prioritization and interoperability between participating modules and EUCP team was the main issue for the exercise thanks to the large extension of the area of operation available. The weather increased also the pressure on the participants. The wind, rain and low temperature made the teams’ activities more difficult. The exercise was organized by the CN APELL RO, as leading partner of the Consortium, and the Montenegrin Directorate for the Emergency Management, in compliance with the service contract signed with the European Commission. The exercise was attended by 346 participants in total: 150 modules personnel and observers, 69 staff members and had the support of 127 role players. The modules operated on a 24/7 basis, receiving both day and night tasks and being requested to switch location according to the changing operational priorities. Mrs. Donatella Salvi the from European Response and Coordination Center - European Commission was observing the exercise and appreciated the effort of all participants.

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