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High level plenary session at civil protection forum 2022

Civil Protection Forum – find out more!

The Forum stands as a platform of collaboration for the UCPM community. Join us in helping to shape a disaster-resilient Europe. Consult the latest agenda and find out more. Registration closes on 30 April.
Event4-5 June 2024UCPM
MODEX Austria 2018

72 EU MODEX exercises - Lessons from the field

As the EU MODEX Cycle 11 came to a close (Cycle 12 started in December) we met two well-known faces and leaders of the exercises over the years. Ahead of their retirement, Alan Pellowe (Main Coach/Trainer of 42 EU MODEX exercises) and René Wagemans (Chief Exercise Controller, who ran 30 EU MODEX).
Stories22 May 2024 EU MODEX
Italy Wildfire Peer Review group of experts

UCPM Peer Review of Italy’s wildfire risk management system

In the week of May 20 – May 24, 2024, five experts (peers), selected by the European Commission, from Spain, Portugal, France, and the Czech Republic will participate in an on-site wildfire risk management peer review mission in Italy.
News21 May 2024UCPM Peer Review
Getting ready for deployment during an EU MODEX exercise.

Knowledge Network, two years on – Activities Report 2022-2023

The Activities report for the Knowledge Network 2022-2023, published, sets out achievements, results and lessons learnt by the EU and its partners under the three goals of the Network – community, shared knowledge for action, and research that matters.
News24 April 2024Knowledge Network

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Sectoral news, stories from the frontlines and events of importance to the civil protection and disaster risk management community.


Union Civil Protection - Capacity Development

Capacity Development

The Knowledge Network Capacity Development pillar aims to connect, promote and strengthen capacity development initiatives relevant to civil protection and disaster management.
Union Civil Protection - Science & Research

Science & Research

Through the Knowledge Network, the scientific community and operational stakeholders in disaster management have a new space to connect and share knowledge.

Civil protection exercises

The exercise programme of the Knowledge Network offers a variety of civil protection exercises to enhance prevention, preparedness and disaster response.

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European Observatory on Disaster risk and crisis Management good Practices: way ahead.


EU Network of Training Centres for preparedness to CBRN Events.
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Early warning Demonstration of pan-European rainfall-induced impact forecasts.

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