CMDR COE Annual Conference 2019Date: (05-06-2019)
The Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) will host its 7th Annual Interagency Interaction in Crisis Management and Disaster Response Conference on 5 - 6 JUN 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The CMDR COE Annual 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 will encompass three panels on the following topics:
1. Collaborative Interaction – Implications on Security
2. Implication of Global Changes on Security
3. Building Resilience to Crisis and Disaster – Nexus
as keynote speakers are invated
MG William HICKMAN
Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Plans and Policy in Supreme Allied Command Transformation (SACT).
LtG Atanas ZAPRYANOV (Ret.)
Deputy Minister of Defence, BGR
Mr. Dirk DUBOIS
Head of the European Security Defence College, Brussels
Mr Jean-Dominique DULIÈRE
Head of Crisis Response and Exercises Section in NATO HQ, Brussels.
In the eve of the Conference, CMDR COE will hold beside a workshop MSG-147 - M&S Support for Crisis and Disaster Management Processes and Climate Change Implications.
Panel 1: 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).
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: Building Resilience to Crisis and Disaster – Nexus
Risk assessment is the critical foundation for risk management and building resilience. It is the important first step towards obtaining a shared vision of the wider risk landscape, to help determine what risks are, to be accepted, mitigated and/or transferred; and the reference guide for prioritizing where the resilience of individuals, communities and governments and their institutions need to be reinforced.
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:
ACCOUNT: CMDR COE
BANK: UniCredit Bulbank – Sofia, Bulgaria
1000 Sofia, 7 Sv. Nedelya Sq., Bulgaria
COMMUNICATION: CMDR COE Annual Conference
Conference Registration Deadline (mandatory) is 20 МAY 2019, 1600 EET.
No registrations will be considered past this deadline.
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 89 879 5527