2010 Call for proposals — Exercises, Union Civil Protection Mechanism CIVIL PROTECTION - 2010/C 60/06 Closed!


The European Commission, Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid, Civil Protection Unit is launching a call for proposals with the aim of identifying exercises which might be eligible for financial support in the framework of Civil Protection Financial Instrument.

The call for proposals for Exercises 2010 aims to support exercises simulating the situation and conditions of major emergencies which might require the activation of the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, including Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear emergencies, and the involvement of Participating States through the MIC, mainly with deployment of intervention teams (including modules), teams of experts, national key contact point of staff and other intervention support.

Exercises organised are designed primarily as field tests aiming mainly at :

  1. Improving the response capacity and providing the necessary practice of the teams meeting the criteria for participation in civil protection assistance interventions;
  2. Improving and verifying the procedures and establishing a common language for the coordination of civil protection assistance interventions and reducing the response time in major emergencies;
  3. Enhancing operational cooperation between the civil protection services of the participating States;
  4. Sharing lessons learned.


The main objective is to improve civil protection preparedness and response for all kinds of emergencies, including marine pollution, through providing a testing environment and learning opportunity for all actors involved in civil protection assistance intervention under the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, all actors involved in civil protection modules, technical assistance and support teams, as well as testing the procedures of the Civil Protection Mechanism itself.

It is expected that  the response capacity of intervention teams is improved as the result of the testing of the procedures of the Civil Protection Mechanism; in particular this will imply quicker response time, improved cooperation arrangements, better communication between HQ and field, identification of shortcomings in the existing structures

European community funding

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

  • 2,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 31 May 2010 - 11 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Grant application guide for exercises 2010 (Guidelines for applicants)
  • 2010 Call for proposals — Exercises, Union Civil Protection Mechanism (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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