ESDC course <Disaster Relief in CSDP Context>
Within the framework of the European Security and Defence College, the Department for Emergency Situation of the Romanian Ministry of Interior and the Bulgarian Diplomatic Institute, in cooperation with the Romanian National College of Home Affairs, the Romanian Diplomatic Institute and the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence, are organising the Disaster Relief in CSDP Context.
The course is designed for personnel with civilian (diplomatic/consular, police, judicial, intelligence of humanitarian NGOs' staff) and military backgrounds, having expertise and operational experience in civil protection, disaster relief and/or humanitarian assistance. The course is open to participants from Third Countries, with a focus on the participation of experts from the Eastern Partnership countries. The experts from the CSDP Missions and Operations or those from EU Member States, relevant EU institutions and agencies and the EU Delegations that can be deployed in Fact Finding Missions in disaster stricken areas as teams of EEAS/EUMS or DG ECHO, are encouraged to attend.
The course organised in Bucharest, Romania from 8 to 12 July 2019 will provide basic knowledge about the impact of man-made, natural and climate driven disasters on the European Security (and in particular on conduct of CFSP/CSDP). Participants will learn about the EU institutional structures, mechanisms and instruments employed in disaster relief, rescue and humanitarian activities (with emphasis on synchronization of diverse civilian and military CFSP/CSDP assets in disaster response). Field practitioners will share their experience in disaster relief operations, from diplomatic and military perspectives. The comprehensive/integrated approach to crisis management (with emphasis to civ-mil coordination in disaster relief) will be given due consideration. In the same time, the EU partnerships and cooperation in terms of policies and practices with stakeholders in the field (UN, NATO, leading humanitarian NGO) will be addressed.
The practical dimension of the course will be accomplished through a syndicate session and a simulation exercise (covering planning templates and learn techniques on how to deal with disasters). Throughout the course, participants will have the opportunity to benefit from the know-how of European institutions and Members States experts and to network and share views with professionals in disaster relief, building on the European security culture.
It is therefore with great pleasure that the Department for Emergency Situation of the Romanian Ministry of Interior and the Bulgarian Diplomatic Institute from the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs invite you to nominate suitable candidates for the ESDC course on Disaster Relief in CSDP Context. Deadline for registration is 21 June 2018.
The planned schedule and practical elements for registration, with specific details for participants coming from the Eastern Partnership countries, are enclosed as annexes. The final programme and the detailed information will be provided to all confirmed participants