EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

PROJECT TIMELINE

APELL- EUROMODEX

LOT 2 - CYCLE 2018-2019

THE CONSORTIUM
APELL

National Centre APELL for

Disaster Management

ROMANIA

IGSU

General Inspectorate for

Emergency Situations

ROMANIA

RCPD

Regional Civil Protection

”Regione Piemonte”

ITALY

DEM

Directorate for

Emergency Management

MONTENEGRO

DUZS

National Protection and

Rescue Directorate

CROATIA

SFRS

State Fire

and Rescue Service

LATVIA

SECURITE CIVILE

General Directorate for Civil

Security and Crisis Management

FRANCE

FRB

FireRescue Bigade of

Moravian Silesian Region

CZECH REPUBLIC

GDCP

General Directorate of

Civil Protection

SPAIN

THW

Federal Agency for

Technical Relief

GERMANY

CPD

Civil Protection Department

of the Styrian Government

AUSTRIA

MOSJ

The National Coordinator

for Security and Counterterrorism

NETHERLANDS

WFP

World Food

Programme

UNITED NATIONS

RED CROSS

Red Cross

of Bulgaria

BULGARIA

AFAD

Disaster and Emergency

Management Authority

TURKEY

iHELP

iHELP

Institute

POLAND

HU

Harokopio

University

GREECE

ERB

Estonian

Rescue Board

ESTONIA

OCHA

Office for Coordination

of Humanitarian Affairs

UNITED NATIONS

ITALY

EXERCISE 1

LOCATION: Turin,

Piemonte Region

PARTICIPANTING

MODULES:

04-07

DECEMBER 2018

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Germany HCP
Romania HCP
Germany WP
Hungary WP

A. Planning conference

B. The exercise

MEDIA GALLERIES

CROATIA

EXERCISE 2

LOCATION:

Cres, Croatia

PARTICIPANTING

MODULES:

APRIL 2019

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Austria GFFFV
Bulgaria GFFFV
Italy GFFFV
Spain GFFF&FFAT
Greece GFFF
France EMERPAS

07-10

A. Planning conference

B. The exercise

MEDIA GALLERIES

EXERCISE 3
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MONTENEGRO

14-17

MAY 2019

LOCATION:

NIKSIC and DANILOVGRAD

PARTICIPANTING MODULES:

Germany HCP
Italy 1 HCP
Italy 2 HCP
Romania HCP
IPA North
IPA South
Montenegro HCP
Kosovo* HCP
Turkey HCP

A. Planning conference

B. The exercise

MEDIA GALLERIES

PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION
PROJECT DIRECTOR Colonel Marius Dogeanu - IGSU General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations
PROJECT MANAGER & LOGISTIC AND ADMINISTRATION Emil Roman - APELL
FINANCIAL & HR Anca Nistor - APELL
EXERCISES DIRECTOR Marcel Sorin Lucaciu - APELL

APELL-EUROMODEX LOT 2 - Cycle 2018-2019

EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

PROJECT TIMELINE
APELL

National Centre APELL for

Disaster Management

ROMANIA

IGSU

General Inspectorate for

Emergency Situations

ROMANIA

SFRS

State Fire

and Rescue Service

LATVIA

SECURITE CIVILE

General Directorate for Civil

Security and Crisis Management

FRANCE

RCPD

Regional Civil Protection

”Regione Piemonte”

ITALY

DEM

Directorate for

Emergency Management

MONTENEGRO

DUZS

National Protection and

Rescue Directorate

CROATIA

FRB

FireRescue Bigade of

Moravian Silesian Region

CZECH REPUBLIC

GDCP

General Directorate of

Civil Protection

SPAIN

THW

Federal Agency for

Technical Relief

GERMANY

CPD

Civil Protection Department

of the Styrian Government

AUSTRIA

MOSJ

The National Coordinator

for Security and Counterterrorism

NETHERLANDS

WFP

World Food

Programme

UNITED NATIONS

RED CROSS

Red Cross

of Bulgaria

BULGARIA

AFAD

Disaster and Emergency

Management Authority

TURKEY

iHELP

iHELP

Institute

POLAND

HU

Harokopio

University

GREECE

ERB

Estonian

Rescue Board

ESTONIA

OCHA

Office for Coordination

of Humanitarian Affairs

UNITED NATIONS

THE CONSORTIUM

ITALY

04-07

DECEMBER 2018

EXERCISE 1

LOCATION: Turin, Piemonte Region

PROJECT ACTIONS

PARTICIPATING MODULES:

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A. Planning conference

The planning meeting of the first exercise of the Lot 2 – water related modules, cycle 9, field module exercises took place in Turin, Italy between 08th to 10th of October. The Consortium representatives, the local partner and the co- trainers of participating modules took part in this planning meeting. The participating modules are High Capacity Pumping from Germany and Romania, the Water Purification unit from Germany and Hungary. The Italian exercise will take place at the beginning of December in the Piemonte Region and will last four days with not disrupted exercise time play of minimum 36 hours to test the 24/7 operational capacity of the modules. Time compression will be used in order to cover all the major phases of a real deployment. During the realistic field exercise the teams will be tested on their preparedness to be deployed in real missions. During the exercise, the modules will be supported and observed by experienced trainers from different countries. During the exercise the teams will experience the operational and political complexity of an international aid operation. The Consortium is especially interested in modules particular training needs and expectations for such exercises so, during the planning meeting the co- trainers.The co-trainers delivered presentations about their modules’ configuration, technical information about the equipment, altogether with the expected learning objectives aimed to be achieved. Addressing the preparedness for the exercise, the planning meeting was looking over the learning objectives aimed to be achieved, the scenario, participants, logistical and organizational issues. The activities were organized by “National Center for Disaster Management" (CN- APEL-RO) as leading partner of the Consortium together with Civil Protection Department of Piemonte Region. Additional information about locations, offered conditions and specific features of the training area were provided during the site visit to the location of the training areas where the incidents will be simulated.
Germany HCP
Romania HCP
Germany WP
Hungary WP

B. The exercise

Between 04th to 07th of December, in Turin, Piemonte Region, Italy took place the first civil protection modules field exercise within Cycle 9 – 2018-2019, Lot II: exercises for flood related and forest fire fighting modules and other response capacities. The exercise consisted of 3 days’ field activities and focused on operational cooperation of all involved partners within the framework of the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, following a large-scale flooding in a fictitious country – Modulistan. The capabilities involved in the exercise were: High Capacity Pumping modules from Germany and Romania and Water Purification modules from Hungary and Germany. As a novelty, in this cycle the exercise setup involved a larger number of modules, and additional role played modules in the field activities which had a good impact on the overall activities of the modules. The exercise was organized by the CN APELL RO, as leading consortium, and the Civil Protection Department of the Piemonte Region, as partner, in compliance with the service contract no. ECHO/SER/2017/767616 The Italian colleagues have planned every detail of the exercise and due to their extraordinary logistic support have been able to provide a very good training environment for the modules. After the arrival and being allowed to enter Modulistan with all their equipment the modules were tasked with their first assignment - assessments to locate a proper place for their Base of Operations. The teams built up their tents and sorted their equipment to be operational and to start with the „real“work. The modules were deployed in different sites to pump water or to provide drinkable water to the affected people. The EUCPT (also role played) and the team leaders were participating in different meetings with local authorities, assessed the intervention sites they were tasked with by the LEMA, collect and coordinate the information related to the needs of Modulistan. The work of the modules/ teams got complicated throughout the exercise due to the changing of LEMA priorities and other unexpected events. The weather increased also the pressure on the participants. The wind, rain and low temperature made the teams’ activities more difficult. The modules operated on a 24/7 basis, receiving both day and night tasks and being requested to switch location according to the changing of operational priorities. The modules’ activities were coordinated by EUCPT and LEMA. Mr. Gerard Guerin, the desk officer for modules exercises from European Commission declared, at the end of the exercise, that “modules had a huge training opportunity, close to real situations, which helped them to increase their preparedness for international missions. All the novelty elements of the exercise have led to an increase in the quality of the training”.

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APRIL 2019

EXERCISE 2

LOCATION: CRES

PROJECT ACTIONS

PARTICIPATING MODULES:

A. Planning conference

B. The exercise

In April the first forest fire module field exercise EU MODEX will take place in Croatia on the island of Cres under the coordination of the Lot 2 management team. The planning activities started in November last year and the last details have been decided by the planning team together with trainers and co- trainers during the planning conference held in Cres between 13th to 15th of February. We had a fruitful pre-exercise meeting with representatives of participating modules from Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Spain (and other capacities from France and Spain) with the host organization as well the European Commission. 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 forest fires modules and to identify the best practices for improving the organization of such exercises in the future. 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 Croatian planning team in order to fine tune the injects and events. Additional information were 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. The planning meeting was attended also by Mr. Slavko Tucakovic, the head of the Fire Fighting Comander of Republic of Croatia.
Austria GFFFV
Bulgaria GFFFV
Italy GFFFV
Spain GFFF&FFAT
Greece GFFF
France EMERPAS
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. Communication was very important for a successful cooperation.During the exercise the modules attended several meetings, among themselves, with representatives of local authorities and other key players from the civil protection field. During    the    exercise    the    incoming    modules    faced    a    number    of    challenges:    the    dense vegetation   and   steep   hills   of   Cresland   called   for   special   fire   fighting   techniques,   while   the   fire was   spreading   quickly   due   to   the   changing   weather.   During   the   missions,   the   European rescuers   managed   to   build   defense   corridors,   evacuate   people   and   animals,   save   victims and   limit   the   fire   from   spreading   towards   Cresland`s   most   critical   infrastructures. All   this   was possible   thanks   to   the   cooperation   between   the   teams   and   also   the   collaboration   with   local authorities. The    Commissioner    for    Humanitarian    Aid    & Crisis     Management,     Mr     Christos     Stylianides visited      CRESMODEX.      On      behalf      of      the EuroModex   project   management   he   was   greeted by    the    project    manager,    Emil    Roman    and    the exercise   director,   Marcel   Lucaciu,   who   presented the     objectives     and     the     development     of     the activities conducted within the exercise. The   Commissioner   was   proud   of   what   he   saw during   his   visit   on   the   exercise   sites,   where   he met   all   the   modules.   He   expressed   his   feeli ng   that   the   added   value   of   international   civil protection   exercises   stands   in   creating   a   place   where   specialist   can   exchange   expertise   and know-how   in   order   to   prepare   the   EU   collective   response   for   future   challenges.   During   his visit   the   commissionaire   also   met   with   the   Minister   of   the   Interior   Davor   Božinović,   Minister   of Tourism   Gari   Cappeli   as   well   as   with   other   high   ranked   officials   from   the   Ministry   of   Defense, Croatian firefighting association and representatives of local authorities. Donatella Salvi the desk officer for modules exercises from European Response and Coordination Center - European Commission, declared at the end of the exercise that the exercise represented a huge opportunity for modules to train in a realistic environment and to test their preparedness for an international mission.

CROATIA

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14-17

MAY 2019

EXERCISE 3

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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