Questions of Training International Assistance Experts to be Discussed in Vilnius

18 November 2013, Last updated at, 14:21 EET
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On the 19-20th November, the Meeting of the Civil Protection Training Coordinators of the Member States of the European Union (EU) will be held in Vilnius. More than 40 civil protection training coordinators of the European countries as well as the representatives of the Commission.

During the meeting, the European Commission representatives will present the latest developments within the European Civil Protection Mechanism, the perspectives of civil protection training under the European Mechanism in 2014-2016, the process of the 11th training cycle’s implementation as well as the training programmes and requirements for the 12th training cycle.

In the course of the Lithuanian Presidency, the negotiations on the New Civil Protection Mechanism were successfully finished. It is expected, that the procedure of this document’s acceptance and execution will be smooth.

The New Civil Protection Mechanism will include assistance provision within and outside the European Union. Seeking to ensure coordinated assistance provision for the suffered countries, experts’ team work in the place of emergency and their proper preparation and training are especially important. In the New Civil Protection Mechanism, it is foreseen that the experts will take part not only in the assessment and coordination of missions, but will also provide methodical assistance on the questions of prevention and preparedness.
 

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