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Who can participate?

The Exchange of Experts Programme is open to all who:

  • Are active in the field of civil protection, and
  • Function in a professional or volunteer capacity within a civil protection institution or organisation that:

    • has a recognised role in civil protection such as governmental departments, emergency services and scientific institutes;
    • is located in one of the participating states in the UCPM or eligible third countries.
Expert classification
Area of expertise Priority consideration categories
prevention and preparedness expertsregistered in CECIS
(deputy) intervention team leaderswork in operation centres
liaison officersin chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear defence (CBRN)
technical expertsin prevention and preparedness
assessment expertsin risk assessment
members of coordinating teams
coordination staff
key national contact points
staff responsible for emergency call handling and trainers
staff involved in policy making on disaster management

Please note:

NTC approval: Eligbility to participate in the Exchange of Experts Programme is dependent on gaining the approval of the National Training Coordinator (NTC) of your country.

Language requirements: experts must be able to converse in English and/or the language of the nation(s) visited to ensure a successful exchange.

Equal opportunities: The programme explicitly encourages the participation of female experts.

Under certain circumstances, an interpreter may be provided if necessary for the successful completion of the exchange.

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