CMDR COE FEBRUARY Forthcoming events
- In 3-7 of February experts from the CMDR COE team will take part in the Final Planning Conference of the SABER GUARDIAN '14 Exercise, organized by the US EUCOM and BGR LANDFORCE.
The purpose of the exercise is to train and educate civilian and military participants in planning and conducting an UN mandated Chapter VII Peace Operation/Crisis Response Operation, based on a Comprehensive Approach, and focusing on co-operation and co-ordination within an unstable environment, involving all stakeholders. The principal exercise focus is the civilian-military cooperation and coordination. The scenario supports exercising a wide range of peace operations functions (e.g. rule of law, humanitarian, etc.). The CMDR COE will contribute to achieving the exercise objectives by providing subject matter expert support in the CMDR area and by organizing distributed point for White cell.
- In 11-13 February 2014 the Civil-Military Interaction: Disaster Preparedness and Response Workshop will take place in Sofia. The workshop is sponsored by the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria and the CMDR COE. The workshop comprises lectures dedicated to NATO and EU Crisis Management, role of military in civil security, risk management, as well as discussions and tabletop exercise.
The workshop will highlight the importance of efficient interagency cooperation for crisis and emergency response, as well as the role of the regional cooperation in times of regional disasters. Representatives of several countries from the region of Southeastern Europe will take part in the forum.
In the end of January representatives of the CMDR COE will take part in South Eastern Simulation Network (SEESIM) working meeting in Zagreb, Croatia, where the dates (most probably in 30 Mar-01 Apr) for the SEESIM Exercise Planners Training Course will be determined.
The course addresses the need to acquire a new package of capabilities on CMDR planning and management, including all needed capabilities to participate in Alliance Crisis and Emergency Response Operations. The course program promote modern methods and approaches to the crisis and emergency planning and will help them in building the expertise to address key issues for Crisis and Emergency Management. The course will take place in Sofia in February and in addition to the SEESSIM and VIKING training audience officer level OF3-OF5 (equivalent for civilians), expecting or appointed to take management positions in state agencies, central and local administration, it is also open for NATO and Partner Nations.
The SEESIM Exercise in general promotes the coordinated, rapid, interagency response of SEDM nations to real world threats – both natural and man-made – to our individual and collective security. The main goals of SEESIM 14 are to standardize and improve national, SEEBRIG HQ and regional processes and procedures in emergency response situations and to improve interoperability among the SEDM nations and SEEBRIG HQ.
In this regard the CMDR COE team was invited to organize and carry out a workshop on Crisis Management and Disaster Response during 17-20 February at the SEEBRIG HQ, Larissa, Greece. The aim of the workshop is to strengthen the expertise of the SEEBRIG HQ representatives in the field of crisis management and disaster response, a field that is proving to be a priority for SEEBRIG, and to further strengthen the cooperation between the two organizations.
From 04-08 DEC 2023 in CMDR COE premises will be conducted the CMDREPT course.
The course aims at building skills enabling the integration of comprehensive crisis management and disaster response (CMDR) and humanitarian assistance (HA) perspectives in exercise planning.
The CMDR COE Director Colonel Orlin Nikolov and the Operational Labs Section Head Colonel Kostadin Lazarov delivered and presented an article at the Conference on the subject “Refugee Flow Management and Resilience Implications”, as well presented on the NATO Booth NMSG-221 Research Task Group "M&S Support for Building Resilience and Mass Movement Flow".» read more
Empowering Leaders with Critical Skills in Crisis Management» read more
MSG – 221: M&S in Support of Building Resilience and Management of People Mass Movement» read more
From 24 to 26 October 2023 in Sofia, Bulgaria was conducted the 4th CMDR COE AAB and the 11th CMDR COE SC meetings.» read more
Successful completion of the NATO-approved Gender Focal Point Course online iteration» read more
The CMDR COE successfully concluded an Expert Workshop on Gender Perspectives» read more
CMDR COE Collaborates with Jordan in Evaluating Earthquake Preparedness.» read more
A course for the Jordanian Public Security Directorate» read more
Agreement with the University of National and World Economy (UNWE).» read more
A training session took place on June 7, 2023, at the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs...» read more
On Tuesday 6th of June 2023, the Director of Big Data for Smart Society Institute (GATE), Prof. Silvia Ilieva...» read more
11th Annual CMDR COE Conference» read more
That’s a wrap for the first 2023 iteration of the Gender Focal Point course!» read more