Resilience Through Civil Preparedness Course (Pilot)

Resilience Through Civil Preparedness Course (Pilot)

Resilience Through Civil Preparedness Course (Pilot)Date: (10-12-2019)
City: Sofia
Location: CMDR COE
Duration: 3
Depth of knowledge: Level 200 / 300

Resilience Through Civil Preparedness Course (Pilot)


The CMDR COE Resilience through Civil Preparedness (RtCP) Course (Pilot) will take place on 10 - 12 Decemer 2019.

The CMDR COE is dedicating targeted efforts at supporting NATO’s Resilience Mainstreaming in the Crisis Management and Disaster Response domain. The course provides basic knowledge and skills on Resilience through Civil Prepardness filling an identified gap in the Education and Training landscape by the requirement authority (SHAPE ACOS J9). To adequately prepare civilian and military experts on the various aspects of resilience, the CMDR COE in cooperation with the CIMIC Center of Excellence (CCOE), NATO Department Head for CIMIC/CMI/CivPrep discipline, have been working closely together on developing a RtCP course curriculum. Therefore, the pilot course will be jointly conducted by the two organizations, envisaging to provide two iterations per year for the residential course -one by CMDR COE and the other by the CCOE. 



The RtCP course aims to provide civilian and military experts, from operational through strategic level, with an overview of the various aspects of resilience and the relation between civil preparedness and improved operational effectiveness and their effects on individual areas of responsibility. The course builds the trainees’ capacity to support respective chain of command and national authorities through effective collaboration within their own organizational structure and reach-out to relevant external stakeholders.


Training Audience:

NATO structures and agencies and NATO members only.

Military officers (OF-3 and higher) and/or civil equivalent assigned to NATO HQs and agencies, missions and operations; NATO members′ Ministries of Defence and subordinated HQs; Ministries and State Agencies functioning within the fields of Civil Preparedness in terms of Crisis Management (CM).


Learning Objectives:

- Understand the relation between resilience and civil preparedness and the effects on CM in operation planning/mission contexts. 

 - Understand resilience aspects for the short/medium/long term planning within respective chain of command.

- Support the integration of resilience aspects and civil preparedness elements within NATO Crisis Response System (NCRS).

- Support monitoring and reporting on civil preparedness in terms of resilience within respective chain of command / area of responsibility;

- Identify relevant stakeholders in the field of resilience and civil preparedness, both internal (organisation) and external;

- Facilitate continuous information and sharing of good practice between stakeholders.



 - NATO CMI/CIMIC Awareness Course (

-  Solid experience within own occupational field.



The course consists of interactive lectures, practical tasks, case studies, and a final hands-on task. Premised on adult learning - a method enabling the active involvement of trainees in the process of learning by encouraging critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving based on individual approach and creativity, the course will engage trainees in the "creation" of knowledge, and will capitalize on their experience and expertise within their areas of responsibility. The use of audio-visual and hands-on techniques will foster an enabling learning environment.



The command of English language should be at a professional level, according to the criteria stated in STANAG 6001- 3-2-3-2 or B2+/C1 in CEFRL



Participants are expected to attend all course activities, as the intense program does not allow for absences during the course. Late arrivals or early departures will not be accepted. Certificate for successful completion shall not be awarded in case absences are recorded.



Mandatory online registration should be completed as soon as possible, but no later than 17 November 2019. The required minimum for course conduct is 15 participants, and the maximum – 30.



Participants are expected to have a valid full medical and other insurance coverage for their stay in Bulgaria.


Course Fee:

Not applicable.



Cancellation of participation is only possible with a 2-week notice prior to the start date of the course. 


Useful links:

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Course Director - CIV Stanislava KRAYNOVA; e-mail:; phone: + 359 2 92 24 731.

OPR – LTC Bisser ZLATKOV; e-mail:; phone: +359 2 92 24 732; +359 887 216 902.

Resilience Through Civil Preparedness Course (Pilot)
Resilience Through Civil Preparedness Course (Pilot)

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