Resilience SMEs from CMDR COE Took Part in the Biggest CIMIC Exercise in 2019

Resilience SMEs from CMDR COE Took Part in the Biggest CIMIC Exercise in 2019
Date: (23-03-2019)

The Multinational CIMIC Group (MNCG), has conducted its biggest exercise since its establishment, namely exercise "DOUBLE RIVER 2019" (DORR 19) at "Mario Fiore" Barracks and in Motta di Livenza - Oderzo countryside, from 18 to 22 March 2019.

Multinational CIMIC Group is a Combined /Joint Regiment, established in Italy in 2002 (originally named CIMIC Group South). It is the operational unit of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe, located at Mons (Belgium), for the conduct of joint and combined operations in the sector of civil-military cooperation. Italy is the framework nation and other contributing nations include Greece, Hungary, Portugal, Romania and Slovenia. CIMIC operators from Multinational CIMIC Group are currently deployed to International Operations in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Somalia, Djibouti, the Mediterranean Sea (Operation "Sophia") and in the framework of domestic homeland security Operation "Strade Sicure".

"DOUBLE RIVER 2019" is the major military exercise carried out by the Multinational CIMIC Group in 2019, putting together units, specialists, experts and mentors from NATO HQs, COEs, Allied Nations and NGOs. The purpose of the exercise was to test the skills of the MNCG and its subordinate CIMIC Units from Italy, Portugal and Hungary, appointed as NRF standby CIMIC units. Through a Command Post Exercise (CPX), a complex scenario reproduced a situation of crisis among fictitious states. The MNCG operated in strict compliance with the civil environment, responding to the growing challenges of hybrid threats. In addition to the computer simulation, the exercise also had a part on the field (LIVEX) where the CIMIC units interacted with the civilian counterparts represented by Governmental, Non-Governmental Organizations and local authorities.

During the course of the exercise the Remote CIMIC Support (RCS) concept was exercised also . Already tested in past exercises, the RCS is the Reachback capability to remotely support the CIMIC units on the ground.

Manned by a diverse team of subject matter experts (SMEs) from Bulgaria, Italy, Romania and Slovenia, provided expertise on cross-cutting topics (Cultural Property Protection and Children and Armed Conflicts) and on Resilience. Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence joined DORR19 with two experts, being members of the RCS, who delivered Centre′s expertise on Resilience. Dealing with the NATO agreed seven baseline requirements on Resilience on operational and tactical level from CIMIC point of view is a challenging and unexplored field which paves the road for future developments and improvements. CMDR COE experts collaborated on the development of infrastructure assessment reports to enable the CIMIC Units on the ground to monitor and assess the civil environment in the area of responsibility with a specific focus on Civil Preparedness and Resilience.

On the 20th March the Distinguished Visitors and Media Day took place with the attendance of Minister Trenta, ITA MoD. "Today we know that we must interact with all the civilian actors engaged in conflicts, starting from local authorities and including International Organizations, governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as the media, in order to avail ourselves of the best possible level of knowledge, and for a constant assessment of the social and cultural environment where we are operating". In her speech, the Minister recalled the results achieved in the last few years in various theatres, including Kosovo, Lebanon, Somalia, Djibouti, Afghanistan, and also within the framework of European mission EUNAVFORMED. Looking to the future and to challenges that NATO - that this year is celebrating its 70th anniversary- will have to face, Minister Trenta said: "Tomorrow′s NATO will have to be able to operate over the full range of possible threats, whatever their nature and geographic origin".

Livenza di Motta, Italy, 20 Mar 2019



News

6th CMDR COE Anniversary

On the 31st March 2015 CMDR COE received the official accreditation from the North Atlantic Council and was activated as a NATO military body with international status.

» read more
Crisis Management and Disaster Response Course accomplished its goals

A challenging and constructive 2021 online iteration

» read more
Awarded by the Bulgarian Chief of Defence

In recognition of the exceptional contribution to Balkan Bridges′2019 Exercise, ADM Emil EFTIMOV awarded COL Orlin NIKOLOV and LTC Valeri TONEV.

» read more
First NATO-certified GFP course for 2021

Continuing the enlargement of the Gender Focal Point Community

» read more
Continuous Cooperation with Local Authorities

An initial planning conference for exercise in the town of Belene

» read more
Centre′s Participation in ACT Online Conference

Looking at ways to improve logistics management, pandemic analysis and Information Environment Assessment capabilities

» read more
Deserved Recognition – Firefighter of Year 2020

A distinguished contribution of CMDR COE team

» read more
Co-organising and Hosting North Macedonia 2021 Online Webinar

 EADRCC together with CMDR COE in a Webinar, January 27

» read more
Première Visite de la Nouvelle Année

A promising beginning of the new 2021

» read more
CMDR COE Assists Iraqi National Defence College

A Crisis Management Exercise Methodology Webinar in support of NATO Deep Iraq Programme – NATO Mission Iraq

» read more
Online Strategic Decision Making for CRO

An Advanced Distributed Learning

» read more
Successful Internship Programme Period

Internship from 2 to 13 November 2020

» read more
The MSG-187 Has Commenced

MSG-187 ′Space Weather Environmental Modelling′ (SWEM) is led by CMDR COE 

» read more
A Monthly Stipend for Prospective Young Professionals

The CMDR COE′s Internship Programme introduces a stipend for its successful internship candidates. 

» read more
Geographic Information Systems Day

An online conference was held in Bulgaria on November 18 on the occasion of the World Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day.

» read more
Coordination Efforts for Crisis Management Exercise in 2021

Development to assist municipalities’ efforts in crisis management and disaster response 

» read more
Distinguished visit in CMDR COE

Welcoming H. E. Mr. Jeong Jin-Kyu, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of Bulgaria.

» read more
Continuing the enlargement of the GFP Community

First group of certified gender focal points at NATO Allied Command Operations.

» read more
Beneficial Cooperation with Local Community

CMDR COE in support to Krasno Selo and Sixth District of Fire Safety and Civil Protection Service (FSCPS), Sofia Municipality

» read more
Preparing NATO and Allies to the Future

Prominant international conference online

» read more
Towards On-Demand Personalized Training and Decision Support

A virtual symposium of NATO Modelling & Simulation Group

» read more
The Online CMDR Exercise Planners Training Course

Success via virtual space of CMDR COE 

» read more
Eighth CMDR COE Steering Committee Meeting

The Steering Committee is the main body for guidance, oversight and decisions on all matters concerning the administration, policies and operation of the CMDR COE. 

» read more
CBRN Analysis Operator Course

CMDR COE hosted a CBRN Analysis Operator Course

» read more
Visit from NATO Stability Policing COE

Welcome to Colonel De Magistris, Director of NATO Stability Policing COE

» read more
Announcement: 1st International Conference on Environmental Protection and Disaster Risks

The CMDR COE is pleased to announce the first international on-line conference on environmental protection and disaster risks “ENVIRORISKS” scheduled for 29 and 30 September 2020.

» read more
CMDR COE in non-traditional threats domain

A project by NATO Public Diplomacy Division

» read more
GFP journey continues, virtually!

The CMDR COE with its first NATO-certified Gender Focal Point course online

» read more
© 2021 CMDR COE. All Rights Reserved.
CLOSE