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Participating States

The Exchange of Experts Programme is open to experts from one of the participating states in the UCPM or an eligible third country.

UCPM States:

  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Croatia, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, FYROM, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey, United Kingdom

Eligible third countries:

  • Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and “Kosovo” (this designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence).
  • Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
  • Southern Neighbourhood countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, and Tunisia

Important Notes:
For applications from Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood countries please contact the Programme Team for further information.
At present, eligible third countries will only be allowed to organise exchanges with Participating States.

The contact details for your designated National Training Coordinator can be found by clicking on the respective country below:

AlbaniaAlgeriaArmeniaAustria
AzerbaijanBelarusBelgiumBosnia and Herzegovina
BulgariaCroatiaCyprusCzech Republic
DenmarkEgyptEstoniaFinland
FranceGeorgiaGermanyGreece
HungaryIcelandIrelandIsrael
ItalyJordanKosovoLatvia
LebanonLibyaLithuaniaLuxembourg
MaltaMoldovaMontenegroMorocco
NetherlandsNorwayPalestinePoland
PortugalRomaniaSerbiaSlovakia
SloveniaSpainSwedenFYROM
TunisiaTurkeyUkraineUnited Kingdom


Albania

Maksimiljan DHIMA (Mr.)
Director of the Directorate of Planning and Coordination of Civil Emergencies
General Directorate of Civil Emergencies
Ministry of Interior

Phone: +355 422 54371
Mobile: +355 69 413 1960
maksimilian.dhima@moi.gov.al

Holta KOMINO (Ms.)
Specialist, Fire fighting and Rescue Directorate
General Directorate of Civil Emergencies
Ministry of Interior

Phone: +355 422 68430
Mobile: +355 69 410 9091
holta.komino@yahoo.com

Algeria

Please contact the Programme Team

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Armenia

Mr Artavazd Davtyan
Head of Population Protection
and Organization of Disasters Consequences Elimination Department of Rescue Service
Ministry of Emergency Situations
Phone: +374 915 11 090

a.davtyan@mes.am
davtyan.artavazd@gmail.com

Austria

Mr. Dominik DEURETZBACHER

Bundesministerium für Inneres
Federal Ministry of the Interior
Abteilung II/13/b – Internationale Krisen– und Katastrophenschutzangelegenheiten
Department II/13/b - International Crisis and Disaster Management
Minoritenplatz 9, A-1014 Wien/Vienna-Austria
Tel.: +43 1 53 126 3466
Fax: +43 1 53126 3129

Dominik.Deuretzbacher@bmi.gv.at
bmi-II-13-b@bmi.gv.at

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Azerbaijan

Mr. Jeyhun ISGANDARLI
Senior Advisor of International Relations
Department, Ministry of Emergency Situations

Tel.: +994 55 64 64 748
Jeyhun.Isgandarli@fhn.gov.az

Belarus

Mrs. Svetlana SHOTSKAYA
Head of the Sector of International Projects
Ministry of Emergency Situation

Tel.: +375 17 328 51 81
svshotskaya@tut.by

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Belgium

Ms. Anne BAETENS
Home Affairs
National Centre of expertise for civil protection
Rue de Louvain 1
1000 Brussels
Phone:+32 2 5002355
Fax: +32 2 5002458
Mobile: +32 473 809530
Anne.Baetens@ibz.fgov.be

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Samir HUSEINBASIĆ (Mr.)
Head of Department for Structure and Training
Protection and Rescue Sector
Ministry of Security

Phone: +387 33 492 730
Mobile: +387 62 152 528
samir.huseinbasic@msb.gov.ba

Bulgaria

Ms. Daniela ILIEVA
Mr. Peter BONEV
30 Nikola Gabrovski str.
1172 Sofia
Phone: + 359 2 960 10 253
Mobile: +359 883 329 865
Phone: + 359 2 960 10 333 Fax: +359 2 862 60 24
Mobile: +359 884 308 772
deilieva.160@mvr.bg
phbonev.160@mvr.bg

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Croatia

Ms. Ida Car
Ms. Arabela Vahatarić
National Protection and Rescue Directorate,
International Cooperation Department
Nehajska 5
10 000 Zagreb
Phone: +385 1 3650 080
Fax: +385 1 3650 025
Phone: +385 1 3650 077
ida.car@duzs.hr
arabela.vahtaric@duzs.hr

Cyprus

Mr. Kyriacos HADJIGEORGIOU
Ministry of Interior
Cyprus Civil Defence
23 John Kennedy Street
CY 2314 Lakatamia
P.O.Box 23830
CY 1686 Nicosia

Phone: +357 22403448
Fax: +357 22 315 638
khadjigeorgiou@cd.moi.gov.cy
pliassides@cd.moi.gov.cy

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Czech Republic

Mr. Martin PÁVEK
Mr. Radim KŘENEK

Ministry of Interior
Fire Rescue Service Czech Republic
Kloknerova 26,
P.O. Box 69
CZ- 148 01 Prague 414
Phone: +420 950 819 718
Fax: +420 950 819 964
Phone: +420 950 819 854
Fax: +420 725 294 275
radim.krenek@grh.izscr.cz
martin.pavek@grh.izscr.cz

Denmark

Mr. Kasper Borg NIELSEN
Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA),
Centre for Education
Datavej 16
DK-3460 Birkerød
Phone: +45 45 90 60 00
Direct: +45 4590 60 71
Fax: +45 45 90 60 60

kni@brs.dk
cud@brs.dk

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Egypt

Please contact the Programme Team

Estonia

contact point for exchange of experts:

Mr. Valdo HELMELAID
Estonian Rescue Board
Raua 2
10124 Tallinn
Phone: +372 6282125
valdo.helmelaid@rescue.ee

contact point for trainings and exercises:

Mr. Kaarel-Hannes KELLER
Estonian Rescue Board
Raua 2
EE 10124 Tallin
Phone: +3726282141
Hannes.Keller@rescue.ee

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Finland

Ms. Laura HOKKANEN
Training Officer
Crisis Management Centre (CMC) Finland
PO Box 1325, FI-70821 Kuopio
Phone: +358 295 453 536
cp@cmcfinland.fi
Laura.Hokkanen@cmcfinland.fi

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France

Mr. Philippe NARDIN
Chef de la mission des relations internationales
Mr. Bernard RAJAU Chargé de Mission
French General Directorate of Civil Protection and Crisis Management
DGSCGC/ MRI 1 Place Beauvau
FR 75 008 Paris
Nardin Office Phone: + 33 1 72 71 66 20
Rajau Office Phone: + 33 1 72 71 66 26 Mobile: +33 611843253
philippe.nardin@interieur.gouv.fr
bernard.rajau@interieur.gouv.fr

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Georgia

Mr. Otar KERESELIDZE
Deputy Head Planning and Prevention Unit of LEPL
Emergency Management Agency (department) under the Ministry of Internal Affairs

Tel: (+995 32) 2 4117 24
otarkereselidze@mia.gov.ge

Germany

Mr. Claus HÖLLEIN
Bundesanstalt THW
Novizenweg 1
D -73765 Neuhausen a.d.F.
Phone: + 49 7158 931 121
Mobile: +49 175 587 17 92
Fax: +49 7158 931 111
claus.hoellein@thw.de
doris.freiberger@thw.de

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Greece

Ms. Olga KAKALIAGOU
Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction
General Secretariat for Civil Protection
2, Evangelistrias St
GR 105 63 Athens
Phone: +30 213 1510 911 Fax: +30 2131510 935
kakaliagou@gscp.gr

Hungary

Mr. Péter HARTNER

Mrs. Orsolya GERICS

National Directorate General for Disaster Management
Department for International Relations
Ministry of the Interior, Hungary
1149 Budapest, Mogyoródi út 43.
Phone: +36 1 469 4174;
+36 1 469 4152
Fax: +36 1 469 4199

peter.hartner@katved.gov.hu
orsolya.gerics@katved.gov.hu
hucivpro@katved.gov.hu

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Iceland

Mr. Björn ODDSSON
Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management
Skulagata 21
IS – 101 Reykjavik
Phone: +354-444-2500 Fax: +354-8693432
bjorn.oddsson@logreglan.is
rognvaldur@logreglan.is

Ireland

Ms. Maria McKEOGH
National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management
Department of the Environment
Community & Local Government
Custom House, Dublin 1
Phone: +353-1-8882383 Fax: +353-1-8882645
maria.mckeogh@environ.ie
paul.morrissey@environ.ie

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Israel

Please contact the Programme Team

Italy

Ms. Grazia CURALLI
Civil Protection Department,
International Relations Unit
Via Ulpiano 11
IT 00193 Rome
Phone: +39 06 6820 2509 Fax: +39 06 6889 2674
Mobile: +39 320 4326 153
grazia.curalli@protezionecivile.it
europa@protezionecivile.it

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Jordan

Please contact the Programme Team

Kosovo

Mustaf GASHI (Mr.)
Acting Director of Operations Department
Emergency Management Agency

Phone: +381 382 0019 725
Mobile: +377 (44) 167 626
mustaf.gashi@rks-gov.net

Alush BEQIRI (Mr.)
Director of Prevention Department
Emergency Management Agency

Phone: +381 382 0019 721
Mobile: +377(44)345 894
alush.beqiri@rks-gov.net

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Latvia

Mrs. Marita MASULE
European Affairs and International Cooperation Division
State Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia
Maskavas Iela 5
LV – 1050 Riga
Phone:+ 371 27899607 Fax:+ 371 67223542
marita.masule@vugd.gov.lv
ramona.lamberte@vugd.gov.lv

Lebanon

Please contact the Programme Team

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Libya

Please contact the Programme Team


Lithuania

Mrs. Olga JURKEVICIENE
Chief Specialist of Disaster Preparedness and Warning Division
Emergency Planning Division - Civil Protection
Board of the Fire and Rescue Department under the Ministry of the Interior
Svitrigailos 18
LT-03223 Vilnius

Phone: +370 5 271 7508 Fax: +370 5 216 3494
olga.jurkeviciene@vpgt.lt
rimas.ozalinskas@vpgt.lt

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Luxembourg

Mr. Yves LEGIL
Rescue Services Agency Luxembourg
1, rue Robert Stümper
L-2557 Luxemburg
Phone: +352 49 771 441
yves.legil@secours.etat.lu

Malta

Mr. Peter Paul COLEIRO
O i/c E.U. Affairs
Civil Protection Department
Ta’ Kandja, L/O Siggiewi, QRM 17
SGW 2610
peter-paul.coleiro@gov.mt

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Moldova

Mr Alexandr Tatarov
Main specialist, Operations Division
Civil Protection and Emergency Situations Service
Ministry of Internal Affairs

Phone: +373 22 738551
sdo.do@dse.md
alexandrtatarov@yahoo.it

Montenegro

Ljuban TMUSIĆ (Mr.)
Head of Direction for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid
Directorate for Emergency Management
Ministry of Interior
Ilije Plamenca
81000 Podgorica

Phone: +382 20 481 816
Mobile: +382 67 9 112 005
Fax: +382 20 481 833
+382 20 481 834
ljuban.tmusic@mup.gov.me

Ms. Kristina PALAJSA-BACKOVIC
Directorate for Emergency Management
Ministry of Interior
Ilije Plamenca
81000 Podgorica

Mobile: +382 67 9 112 007

kristina.backovic@mup.gov.me

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Morocco

Please contact the Programme Team

Netherlands

Mr. Mark PETERS
Senior advisor training

Ministry of Security and Justice
National Operations Center
P.O. Box 100
3970 AC Driebergen
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 88 66 28 000 Fax: +31 343 536750
Mobile: +31 6 50579214

ntc-nl@nctv.minvenj.nl

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Norway

Ms. Hanne B. S. ERIKSEN
International Relations Unit
The Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB)
Postboks 2014
N 3103 Tønsberg
Phone: +47 3341 2730 Mobile: +47 4803 3535
hanne.eriksen@dsb.no

Palestine

Please contact the Programme Team

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Poland

Mr. Adrian BUCALOWSKI
Chief Expert
International Cooperation Department
National Headquarters of the State Fire Service (KG PSP)
ul. Podchorazych 38, 00-463 Warsaw, Poland

Phone: +48 22 523 33 94 Fax: +48 22 523 39 27
abucalowski@kgpsp.gov.pl


Portugal

Ms. Rute RICARDO
AV. Do Forte de Carnaxide
PT – 2794-112 Carnaxide
Phone: +351 214247100 Fax: +351 2142 47180
Rute.ricardo@prociv.pt
ana.freitas@prociv.pt

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Romania

Mr. Vlad PETRE
Ms. Cristina ANGER
General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations /
International Relations Department
46, Banu Dumitrache Street, sector 2
Bucharest
Phone: +40 21 232 95 86 Fax: +40 21 232 20 21
Mobile: +40 723 290 008

Phone: +4021 232 95 86
Mobile: +40 747 048 669
petrev@mai.gov.ro
cristina.anger@igsu.ro

Serbia

Ivan BARAS (Mr.)
Assistant Head of Sector / Head of International Cooperation
Sector for Emergency Management
Ministry of Interior

Phone: +381 11 2282 911
Mobile: +381 64 892 12 60
ivan.baras@mup.gov.rs

Ms. Jelena DIMIC
Sector for Emergency Management
Ministry of Interior


jelena.dimic@mup.gov.rs

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Slovakia

Mr. Pavol Baričič

Ministry of the Interior
Section of Crisis Management
Drieňová 22
SK – 826 04 Bratislava 29
Phone: +421 (2) 4859 3203 Fax: +421 2 4859 3341
Phone: + 421 2 4859 3233

pavol.baricic@minv.sk

Slovenia

Mr. Borut HORVAT
Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief
European and International Affairs Division
Vojkova 61
1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 471 3314
Fax: +386 1 286 20 32
borut.horvat@urszr.si
danica.babic@urszr.si
natasa.horvat@urszr.si
milena.dobnik.jeraj@urszr.si

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Spain

Mr. Eduardo GONZALEZ MACHO Titulado Superior

Director División de Formación y
Relaciones Institucionales
Directorate General of Civil Protection and
Emergencies
calle Quintiliano 21
E 28002 Madrid
Phone:+34 915373065 –Fax:+34 915373279
egonza@procivil.mir.es


Sweden

Mr. Robert JONSSON
Ms. Lina KARLSSON FORSS

MSB - The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
651 81 Karlstad
Switchboard: +46 (0) 771-240 240
Tel: +46 (0)10-240 5335

robert.e.jonsson@msb.se
Lina.ForssKarlsson@msb.se
ntc@msb.se

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FYROM

Ms. Maja TIMOVSKA
Head of Department for analysis and research
National Protection and Rescue Directorate
Vasko Karangeleski 8
MK-1000 Skopje
Phone: + 389 2 24 33 316 Fax: +389 2 24 33 300
Mobile: +389 75 45 75 02
maja.timovska@dzs.gov.mk

Tunisia

Please contact the Programme Team

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Turkey

Huseyin Alp KAYA (Mr.)
Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD)
Phone:+90 312 258 23 23
Mobile: +90 544 286 09 97
halp.kaya@afad.gov.tr
ab@afad.gov.tr

Ukraine

Mr. Nazar BORYSHKEVYCH
Deputy Head of European Integration and International Cooperation Department
State Emergency Service

Tel.:+38 044 247-30-96
boryshkevych@mns.gov.ua

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United Kingdom

Ms. Sophia LAU
Civil Contingencies Secretariat
Cabinet Office
3rd Floor
35 Great Smith Street
London SW1P 3BQ

Sophia.Lau@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk
pnc-ccs@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk

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