Contribution to Cross-Border Early Warning for DisastersDate: (11-06-2021)
Following the outright success of the Belene 21 Disaster Response Exercise, in the period 9-11 June 2021 CMDR COE experts participated in a workshop and joint training for the implementation of the project "Effective Approach to Fire Prevention in a Cross-Border Region".
Sponsored by the EU’s cross-border cooperation program INTERREG – IPA "Bulgaria - Turkey", the exercise has put the culmination point of the long term transborder efforts in searching of higher effectiveness in risk management, capacity building and the integration of the response against natural disasters. An early warning siren system for an imminent threat has already working in three villages – Tsarevo, Ahtopol and Lozenets – in Strandzha Mountains (in Thrace, South East Bulgaria). The system is based on this project for cross-border cooperation between the interior ministries of Bulgaria and Turkey. Our Centre also have played a key role in its implementation.
The CMDR COE have contributed through modelling and simulation of the disaster and response efforts, decision-making support and initial surveillance by drone. Such activities lead to deepening the Centre’s partnership with the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior and local authorities.
The European Security and Defence College (ESDC) had the honour of co-organising the course on Disaster Relief in CSDP Context, together with the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence, the Diplomatic Institute to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria and the Romanian National College of Home Affairs.» read more
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CMDR COE Director awarded for contribution» read more
CMDR COE Panelist to the NATO Partnerships 360 Symposium.» read more
The CMDR COE new approach to reducing plastic pollution.» read more
In hybrid mode from 6 to 9 June 2022» read more
The CMDR COE is proud to announce that on 31st of May 2022 a meeting with representatives from The United Kingdom Embassy to Bulgaria and the United States Embassy to Bulgaria was held.» read more
On 31st of May, 2022, General Yaşar Güler, Commander of the Turkish Armed Forces paid an official visit to CMDR COE.» read more
Together with Bulgarian Diplomatic Institute (BDI) online iteration of the Crisis Management in Multilateral Frameworks (IGOs): The Role of Political/Civilian and Military Crisis Diplomacy Course» read more
Brigadier General Marcus Ellermann paid a visit to the CMDR COE» read more
Another successful iteration of the Climate Change and Security course took place from 05 to 08 April 2022 on the CMDR COE premises in Sofia, and online.» read more
CAX Viking 2022, 30 March – 7 April» read more
Today, 5th April, the Climate Change and Security Course began. The course is conducted under the auspicious of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC), with the support of the Diplomatic Institute to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.» read more
On 31 March 2022, CMDR COE celebrated its 7th Anniversary» read more
The hyrbid (residential and on-line) edition of the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Course was conducted in the period 21-25 Mar 2022 from the virtual studio of CMDR COE.» read more
Productive working meeting with representatives from the Department of Energy (US DOE)» read more