Crisis and Crisis Management


CRISIS: The CMDR COE defines crisis as a time-bound state of (objective or subjective) uncertainty and major non-routine events putting to the test the overall resilience and preparedness of a system and its established procedures and emphasises on a much underestimated aspect of emergencies - the different experiences of insecurity. Resilience prevents external factors from turning into external stressor factors as a system, understood as a “set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network; a complex whole”, ‘communicates’ with the external environment and with other systems.

CRISIS MANAGEMENT: Relatedly, crisis management is described by the CMDR COE as an iterative process of organised and coordinated actions, by and among all responsible stakeholders at the local, national, regional and international levels, aimed at handling a crisis at all its phases, and entails specific expertise, skills and techniques for analysis as well as tailored arrangements guiding the work through all phases of a crisis - from prevention (before), through occurrence (during), to recovery (after), with a clear vision and strategy for a final outcome.



To support and contribute to NATO's transformation in the CMDR domain, the CMDR COE provides (NATO certified) training primed for senior military and civilian experts from NATO, NATO Member and Partner countries.



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Core CMDR Course  Learn more and Apply HERE
Strategic Decision-Making (Crisis Response Operations) Learn more and Apply HERE
Operations Planners  Learn more and Apply HERE
Exercise Planners  Learn more and Apply HERE





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