Awarded by the Bulgarian Chief of Defence
In recognition of the exceptional contribution to Balkan Bridges'2019 Exercise, Admiral Emil EFTIMOV awarded COL Orlin NIKOLOV (Director CMDR COE) and LTC Valeri TONEV (Exercise Expert).
Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) took part and played an important role in one of the biggest regional multinational Computer-Assisted Command and Staff Exercise, Balkan Bridges'2019, conducted from 30 September to 4 November 2019.
Balkan Bridges Exercise is an initiative of the Chiefs of Staff from Balkan countries that aims to train participating Headqarters and units in conducting Peace Support Operations. As a recognised entity in NATO, the CMDR COE involvement in the Exercise was tangible and essential. The Centre's experts facilitated the training and education of commanders on the implications of climate change and natural disasters in operational environment.
The awards were presented by the Director for Operations and Training of the Defence Staff of the Republic of Bulgaria. Brigadier General Stanimir HRISTOV highlighted the importance of the successful collaboration between the Bulgarian Defence Staff and CMDR COE. The cooperation enhances the training and education, assists in doctrine development, identifies lessons-learned, improves interoperability and capabilities, and develops, tests and validates concepts through experimentation.
The European Security and Defence College (ESDC) had the honour of co-organising the course on Disaster Relief in CSDP Context, together with the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence, the Diplomatic Institute to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria and the Romanian National College of Home Affairs.» read more
Interns present their research on CMDR-related topics.» read more
The aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge about the impact of man-made, natural and climate driven disasters on the European Security.» read more
CMDR COE Director awarded for contribution» read more
The CMDR COE new approach to reducing plastic pollution.» read more
In hybrid mode from 6 to 9 June 2022» read more
The CMDR COE is proud to announce that on 31st of May 2022 a meeting with representatives from The United Kingdom Embassy to Bulgaria and the United States Embassy to Bulgaria was held.» read more
On 31st of May, 2022, General Yaşar Güler, Commander of the Turkish Armed Forces paid an official visit to CMDR COE.» read more
Together with Bulgarian Diplomatic Institute (BDI) online iteration of the Crisis Management in Multilateral Frameworks (IGOs): The Role of Political/Civilian and Military Crisis Diplomacy Course» read more
We are proud to announce that a Note of Joining of Hungary to CMDR OOE was signed at the Headquarters of the Allied Command of Transformation.» read more
Brigadier General Marcus Ellermann paid a visit to the CMDR COE» read more
Another successful iteration of the Climate Change and Security course took place from 05 to 08 April 2022 on the CMDR COE premises in Sofia, and online.» read more
CAX Viking 2022, 30 March – 7 April» read more
Today, 5th April, the Climate Change and Security Course began. The course is conducted under the auspicious of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC), with the support of the Diplomatic Institute to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.» read more
The hyrbid (residential and on-line) edition of the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Course was conducted in the period 21-25 Mar 2022 from the virtual studio of CMDR COE.» read more
Productive working meeting with representatives from the Department of Energy (US DOE)» read more
Conducting Disaster Management Course via Joint Advanced Distributed Learning (JADL)» read more