EU EXCHANGE OF EXPERTS in civil protection
EU exchange of experts system is designed to complement a training programme tailored to the needs of civil protection interventions within the framework of the Community Mechanism for civil protection.
It is open to partners of the European Union civil protection mechanism including the candidate countries Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the European Economic Area (Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland).
The Community Mechanism consists of a series of elements and actions, which aim at facilitating both adequate preparedness and effective response at Community level. Read more about the Community Mechanism for civil protection.
Since December 2006 the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW), Germany, has been appointed by the European Commission as coordinator of the EU exchange of experts. THW has been responsible for its promotion as well as for its administrative and financial management. Read more about THW.