Call for proposals 2009 — Full Scale Exercises, Community Civil Protection Mechanism CIVIL PROTECTION Closed!


The European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment, Civil Protection Unit has launched a Call for Proposals with the aim of identifying full scale exercises which might be eligible for financial support in the framework of a Civil Protection Financial Instrument and under a Community Civil Protection Mechanism. This financial support will take the form of grants.

This call for proposals for full scale exercises refers to Action 2.3, one of the actions of the 2009 Annual Work Programme aimed at improving preparedness. The aims and the expected results of this call for proposals are:

  • To establish common understanding of cooperation in civil protection assistance interventions
  • To improve civil protection preparedness and response for emergencies through providing a testing environment and learning opportunity for all actors involved in civil protection assistance interventions under the Community Civil Protection Mechanism.

The expected results are:

  • Improvement in the response capacity of intervention teams and testing the procedures of the Community Civil Protection Mechanism through real-life practical training.
  • Better awareness of cooperation arrangements.
  • Quicker response time in real emergencies.
  • Better identification of shortcomings in the existing structures.
  • Better communication between HQ and field.

Therefore the goal of this call for proposals is to identify project proposals by eligible organizations/bodies from participating countries that are planned and implemented in such a way that they address the above mentioned aims and have the above mentioned expected results.

In adition to our useful documents section, further informations, as well as relevant documents for Full Scale Civil Protection Exercises can be found at the Civil Protection Commission's website.


The following two types of civil protection exercises are eligible to be co-financed under this call for proposals:

  • Full Scale Exercises including a command post part and involving a sufficient number of the various categories of the target group of the training programme, necessarily including deployment of intervention teams. They can either focus in one particular function of emergency response (e.g. SAR, etc) or many at the same time.
  • Command Post Exercises with a minimum and focused deployment in the field of some of the target groups of the training programme.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 1,65 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 20 August 2009 - 11 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Grant application guide for Exercises 2009 (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Call for proposals 2009 — Full Scale Exercises (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)
  • Enterprises

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security

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