CMDR COE Annual Conference 2019

CMDR COE Annual Conference 2019

CMDR COE Annual Conference 2019Date: (05-06-2019)
Location: Sofia
Duration: 2

The CMDR COE is pleased to announce that the 7th Annual Interagency Interaction in Crisis Management and Disaster Response Conference will take place on 5 - 6 JUN 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The Conference serves as a platform for information and knowledge exchange and promotes coordination of actions among key stakeholders, both military and civilian, in the CMDR domain. Each year the event addresses specific issues from the latter domain and gathers experts from across NATO Allied and Partner countries. 


The 2019 Conference features the following panels:

  • Conceptualising Resilience – Enabling Future CMDR
  • Implication of Global Changes on Security
  • Collaborative Interaction – Implications on Security



Keynote-speaker invitees:



Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, ACT Staff Element Europe 



LtG Atanas ZAPRYANOV (Ret.)

Deputy Minister of Defence, BGR





Head of the European Security Defence College, Brussels



Vice Admiral Emil EFTIMOV

Deputy Chief of Defence, BGR



Mr Patrick ANDREWS

NATO HQ, Brussels.



Col Dariusz MAJCHRZAK, Assoc. Prof.

Vice rector of War Studies University, Warsaw




















The MSG-147 - M&S Support for Crisis and Disaster Management Processes and Climate Change Implications workshop will be conducted in the margins of the Conference.  



Panel 1Conceptualising Resilience – Enabling Future CMDR

The aim of the panel is to explore the multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary and often – obfuscating, concept of resilience in light of future crisis management and disaster response (CMDR), bridging theory and practice, tools and actors, level of ambition and reality, ultimately testing the practical utility of resilience.

The panel will be structured in the form of a moderated discussion, featuring prominent, both military and civilian, professionals in the field addressing different aspects and practices of resilience. The 90-minute discussion will provide an opportunity for open Q&As, which will flow into the second part of the panel, where conclusions and recommendations will crystalize key take-aways for future CMDR.


Panel 2: Implication of Global Changes on Security

Analyses on the current security environment puts at the top of NATO’s agenda the necessity to enhance its civil preparedness as a central pillar of the Alliance resilience. Being a cross-cutting factor within NATO’s three core tasks – collective defence, collaborative security, and crisis management, civil preparedness serves a firewall protecting against security threats. Fostering the relations and interactions between the civil and military sectors reinforces collective defence, enhances NATO’s capabilities, and strengthens its resolve.


Panel 3: Collaborative Interaction – Implications on Security

The interrelation and interaction between different political, social, technological, economic, and environmental trends is what marks and redefines the global security environment. The dynamics of interconnectedness and interdependence of processes and actors presents both challenges and opportunities for individual countries and for international organisations alike. Remaining relevant and apt in such a context is a key transformation and capability development objective for NATO, as well as for other organisations such as the European Union (EU).



Further information:











Conference fee:               € 80 (excluding speakers)

Could be paid in Bulgarian leva (BGN) only upon Conference in-processing (5 JUN 2019) or by a bank transfer to:


IBAN:   BG45UNCR70001522070686


BANK: UniCredit Bulbank – Sofia, Bulgaria

1000 Sofia, 7 Sv. Nedelya Sq., Bulgaria



Conference Registration Deadline (mandatory): 29 МAY 2019, 1600 EET.

No registrations will be considered past this deadline.



Conference POCs:


Colonel Plamen MILANOV, Conference Director

Chief Capabilities Branch, CMDR COE

Office: 00359 2 9224705; cell 00359 88 849 9197



LTC Desislav ZMEEV,

Planning & Project Section Head, CMDR COE

Office: 00359 2 9224723; cell 00359 89 869 5527



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