Invitation of Civil Protection Experts
- Would you like to import specific know-how?
- Would your organisation benefit from learning how other countries tackle civil protection issues?
- Do you have a level of expertise that others can benefit from?
The Exchange of Experts Programme enables you to invite civil protection experts from abroad to demonstrate your competence and working methods and find out how others might deal with similar situations. The Programme Team is happy to assist you identify suitable experts with specialist knowledge in the area of civil protection.
Sharing your experience through an exchange is an invaluable method of communicating best practices and contributes toward capacity building in the field of civil protection.
The Programme offers host organisations the opportunity to make new contacts, enter into new partnerships and extend existing professional networks.
Apply here to invite expert(s)
The application process
Once you have submitted your application the Programme Team will then contact the invited experts or, alternatively, assist in identifying suitable guest expert(s) for the purpose of the exchange.
The Programme Team will also be happy to assist you – if you so wish – in developing an exchange schedule. This will be discussed first with the guest expert(s) and then agreed with the European Commission. You will of course be given your guests’ contact details as soon as possible so that you can contact each other before the exchange.
As soon as your guest experts’ transport and accommodation have been booked, the Programme Team will send you their travel guide, which contains all relevant information concerning the exchange. The Programme Team is always grateful for suggestions regarding accommodation options for visiting experts.
Please note: If, contrary to expectations, the exchange schedule approved by the European Commission cannot be implemented, the Programme Team will ask the host organisation to propose an alternative schedule of the same standard.
The Exchange of Experts Programme will pay for your guests’ travel and lodging out of project funds in accordance with the standards stipulated by the European Commission.
Reporting on the exchange
Feedback plays an important role in the ongoing refinement of the Exchange of Experts Programme and has contributed greatly to the success of the Programme over the past years. It helps both the Programme Team to improve future exchanges and is a useful instrument to help you reflect and elaborate upon the benefits and lessons learned from the exchange.
Complete the online Evaluation form after the exchange.
Following the exchange, your organisation will receive a certificate of participation from the Exchange of Experts Programme.