Call for proposals 2021 - Union Civil Protection Mechanism Exercises UCPM-2021-EX Open!


The objective is to improve civil protection preparedness and response to all kinds of disasters inside or outside the Member States of the Mechanism by providing a testing environment and a learning opportunity for all actors involved in civil protection assistance interventions: a full-scale exercise


This full-scale exercise project must comprise the following activities (unless specified as optional):

  • Preparatory actions:
    • Kick-off meeting
    • 1 st planning conference
    • 2 nd planning conference
    • 3 rd planning conference (optional)
    • Workshops, trainings, seminars, etc. (optional).
  • Exercises: A mandatory full-scale exercise along with a minimum of one previous exercise in a progressive approach. This previous exercise can be either a table-top, a command post or both.
    • Tabletop exercise with a minimum duration of 8 hours.
    • Command post exercise with a minimum duration of 8 hours.
    • Full-scale exercise with a minimum duration of 36 hours.
  • After-action activities:
    • Workshops and seminars.
    • Way forward meeting focusing on the implementation of the lessons identified.


European community funding

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

  • 2,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 08 June 2021 - in one month (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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