EU Exchange of Experts

© Exchange of Experts

The Union Civil Protection Mechanism's exchange of experts programme allows for the secondment of civil protection experts covering a geographical area that encompasses 52 states.

The Union Civil Protection Mechanism runs an active and comprehensive training programme. It offers experts from all over Europe a deeper knowledge of the requirements of European civil protection missions. The training helps experts improve their coordination and assessment skills in disaster response.

The Programme gives civil protection experts the opportunity to share experiences, gain valuable knowledge and strengthen operational skills by a system of exchange. Experts can either apply to go on an exchange, or civil protection organizations can invite expert(s).

The duration of the exchange can vary in length from a few days up to three months. Typically, the length is five working days. You can go on an exchange by yourself or in a small group. The maximum number of experts per group is 10, for the exchanges with participation of experts from multiple eligible countries.

Contact DSB: Camilla Elseth,

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