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Disaster Preparedness

UCPM Training Programme

To strengthen cooperation and coordination among its Member and Participating States in the field of civil protection, the UCPM offers a training programme tailored to specific target groups. It supplements the national training offered to experts and intervention teams by their home country or organisation to better prepare them for international deployments under the Mechanism.

Civil protection exercises

Civil protection exercises provide valuable learning opportunities for UCPM teams through highly realistic training exercise scenarios that closely mimics the real-life situations faced by disaster response teams. UCPM full-scale exercises are organised by civil protection authorities of countries and test the whole system’s response to a disaster.

The Exchange of Experts

The Exchange of Experts in civil protection programme allows civil protection experts from UCPM Member or Participating States or additional eligible third countries to be seconded on short-term exchanges on topics like firefighting, search and rescue or crisis communication.