Crisis Management and Disaster Response Course - (NATO SELECTED; NATO ETOC Code: ETE-CM-21784)

Crisis Management and Disaster Response Course - (NATO SELECTED; NATO ETOC Code: ETE-CM-21784)

Crisis Management and Disaster Response Course - (NATO SELECTED; NATO ETOC Code: ETE-CM-21784)Date: (18-03-2019)
City: Sofia
Duration: 5 days

The Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) is organizing and will conduct NATO Crisis Management Course from 18 to 22 March 2019. The course will be held in English in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The course is redesigned as the short term solution addressing the training and education need for “Civil Preparedness and Resilience in a collective defence and deterrence context”.  Additional enabling objective and teaching points covering the emerging civil preparedness and NATO baseline requirements for national resilience, associated resilience guidelines, and evaluation criteria, have been added.



Acquisition of basic knowledge to NATO Crisis Management fundamentals, NATO Crisis Response System, and its complementary elements - NATO Crisis Response Process, Civil Emergency Planning, and Operations Planning.

General awareness of civil preparedness and resilience in a collective defence and deterrence context. Acquisition of knowledge to minimum standards for national resilience, NATO “baseline requirements”, and basic criteria for evaluation of resilience across all of the requirements in order to assess their achievement.


Training Audience:

Military officers (OF-3 to OF-5) and/or civil equivalent assigned to NATO HQs and Agencies, NATO and Partner nations′ Ministry of Defence and subordinated HQs, Ministry of Interior, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs which are involved in the NATO crisis management domain.


Learning Objectives:

- describe NATO Crisis Management fundamentals and evolvement;

- understand NATO′s main structures, bodies, and actors in crisis management field;

- depict the main International Organizations and NGOs NATO co-operates with in context of a Comprehensive Approach (CA);

- describe basic elements and characteristics of NATO Crisis Response Process, Civil Emergency Planning, Operations Planning, and NATO Crisis Response Planning in particular;

- explain what is resilience and civil preparedness in accordance with new security environment – threats, challenges, etc.;

- outline the agreed resilience baseline requirements and associated NATO resilience guidelines;

- estimate requirements achievement in accordance with basic criteria for evaluation of resilience.




N/A (Not Required).



This 5-day course comprises of lectures, practical teamwork and student presentations, intended to prepare students to assist and contribute actively in decision making process in response to a crisis defined in a preliminary developed scenario. Improvement in the knowledge of the attendees will be determined through an open-book test.



NATO Unclassified Releasable to Partners.



English (high level of proficiency required).

The English level of the participants should meet the criteria stated in STANAG 6001-3232.



Registration Forms are welcomed no later than 4 February 2019, and preferably before then. The course will not take place with less than 10 participants. The maximum number of participants is 30. Applicants are advised to apply early in order to avoid disappointment.

The applicant will be notified no later than 11 February 2019 whether or not is admitted to the course. If admitted to the course, the student will receive a pre-course info indicating further details of the course.


Course Fee:

100 euros (for all participants, excluding speakers, and those participants from CMDR COE sponsoring nations).

Other costs (travel, accommodation, meals) are at the expense of the attendees.

Cancellations will be accepted only until 4 weeks before the course begins. After this date we have to charge the course fee.



- COL Dimitar Dimitrov,, +359 2 92 24 738

- Mrs. Stanislava Kraynova,, +359 2 92 24 715


Info Package is available here.

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