Call for proposals 2019 - Union Civil Protection Mechanism Exercises UCPM-2019-EX-AG Closed!


This call supports full-scale exercise projects aiming to design, plan, conduct and evaluate exercises with scenarios simulating the situation and conditions of all types of disasters calling for the activation of the Mechanism.

The overall objective of the Mechanism is to strengthen cooperation among Member States and facilitate coordination in the field of civil protection in order to improve the effectiveness of the system for preventing, preparing for and responding to natural and man-made disasters. In accordance with the principle of subsidiarity, it can make support available on request if a disaster overwhelms the response capacity of an affected country. By pooling the civil protection capabilities of participating states, the Mechanism can ensure better protection primarily of people, but also of the natural and cultural environment and of property.


In order to have a common workflow for every exercise, it shall include a basic structure including three distinctive types of activities: preparatory actions, exercises and after-action activities. Inside every type, a minimum of activities shall be carried out. These minimum activities are considered as mandatory milestones of the project. Notwithstanding that the proposal may include more activities than these indicated below:

  • Preparatory actions (meetings, workshops, seminars, conferences, etc.)
  • Exercises
  • After-action activities (meetings, workshops, seminars, conferences, etc.)

European community funding

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

  • 4,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 May 2019 - 9 months ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • Any legal organisation

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 Health and Consumer Protection

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