A hybrid edition of CRO Planners Professional Development Course

A hybrid edition of CRO Planners Professional Development Course
Date: (09-10-2021)

The first hybrid (residential and online) edition of the Crisis Response Operation Planners Professional Development Course was conducted in the period 4-8 October 2021 from the virtual studio of CMDR COE. The aim of the event was building of basic knowledge and awareness on the specificity of the operational planning process within the comprehensive approach that NATO uses to collaborate with the International community.


The CRO Planners Professional Development Course is one of the CMDR COE’s specialized course upgrading the general knowledge on the crisis management process to the more specific area of planning the crisis response operations at operational level, which is strictly designed according to the NATO quality standards for E&T and the learning objectives laid down in the course curriculum. The interest in this course increases with each iteration.

The course participants highly appreciated the lectures of guest instructors from SHAPE/ J5 - LTC Dempsey who contributed a lot with his vast expertise in the planning area directly from the source of the real practical job.

All the trainees received a profound knowledge by the associated professor Mila Serafimova with her important lecture about the Strategic Communications, which prove to be a decisive tool for shaping the community’s opinion nowadays.

The course was attended by representatives of different civil and military structures and institutions from, Bulgaria, Greece, Jordan and Poland.   

The course objectives were achieved and complemented by detailed and productive teamwork, being a challenge for the attendees to learn how to implement the team tasks in a virtual classroom reality.  




Inaugural meeting of importance

The Academic Advisory Board (AAB) first meeting

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Expanding the GFP network

The third iteration of the Gender Focal Point course for 2021 successfully completed

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EADRCC Exercise in North Macedonia

Consequence Management Exercise "North Macedonia 2021", 20-23 Sep 2021

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Disaster Management Course was held at South-Eastern Europe Brigade (SEEBRIG) HQ, 14-17 September 2021

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Broadcasting EADRCC Exercise North Macedonia′2021

On Sep 20, 2021 - Live from North Macedonia

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Reflecting on Covid-19: Lessons Identified and Ways Ahead

The CMDR COE′s first Webinar on the health crisis

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Disaster Relief Operations/Disaster Management course in Jordan

Another course from NATO Defense Capability Building Project

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An accent to transperancy and trust

Hosting UK Defence Academy course for senior leaders

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New collaboration agreement signed

Cooperation with the Protection and Rescue Directorate of North Macedonia

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Flag of Romania raised at CMDR COE

Flag-raising ceremony at CMDR COE for the accession of a new member

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Welcome Romania to CMDR COE

Romania is coming to CMDR COE family

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Final Stage of Belene 21 Exercise

Analysis and evaluation of Belene 21 

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Course in Jordan

MTT from CMDR COE in Jordan

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Contribution to Cross-Border Early Warning for Disasters

Advanced approach to cross-border fire safety 

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Successful Climate Change and Security Course 8-11 June

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

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Contribution of CMDR COE to Exercise Belene 2021

Appreciation of the CMDR COE efforts to the Exrcise Belene 2021 success.

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Internship Call for Application

Internship for the period 01.09.2021 - 28.02.2022.

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Disaster Management Course 24-28 May

Recognizing the increasing role of physical and human induced disasters in contemporary and future security environment, from 24 May to 28 May 2021, CMDR COE  conducts Disaster Management Course.

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Pilot Course of Crisis Management in Multilateral Format

A course with the Diplomatic Institute, 11-13 May 2021

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Exercise Belene 21 Seminar

Preparion for a disaster response exercise 

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