Announcement: The 5th CMDR COE Annual Conference

Announcement: The 5th CMDR COE Annual Conference
Date: (03-05-2017)

The purpose of every CMDR COE Annual Conference is to promote ideas in a way that will advance the common understanding as well as gain points of view that might not have been otherwise considered. The interagency interaction is a core task that requires common efforts and advanced knowledge to collaborate the skills of many actors – governmental, non-governmental, regional, local etc. The Conference is a goodwill venue for all those who work in and around crisis management and disaster response, from the civilian and military communities that wish to share opinion and experience, learn from, and to meet with interlocutors from around the world. Since its foundation the main objectives of the CMDR COE Annual Conference have remain the same:

  • To spread the knowledge concerning Lessons Identified/Lessons Learned in disasters relief and humanitarian assistance, consequence management and the ways of mitigation the effects of the natural and manmade calamities.
  • To make contacts in order to exchange ideas among the members of the crisis management community of interest.
  • To bring opportunities for the researchers from different countries to present their work and share experience with other scientists working in the same field.
  • To share data and facilitate cooperation between research institutes and governmental organisations.

The Conference`2017 is open to all NATO Nations and Partners, governmental, non-governmental and international organizations and will include 3 panels:




The working language will be English and interpretation services to and from other languages will not be provided. No limitation for participants by nation, no security clearance is required (non-classified information will be shared). 





Rear Admiral Peter A. Gumataotao

Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Plans and Policy in Supreme Allied Command Transformation (SACT).  



Director of A6 Directorate (Civil Defence, CIMIC and Civil Emergency Planning) of Hellenic National Defence General Staff and the Chairman of the Coordinating Committee of the Multinational CIMIC Group. 



Mr. Jean-Dominique Dulière

Head of Crisis Responses and Exercises Section in NATO HQ, Brussels.





Assoc. Prof. Maria Ivanova

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the UN Secretary-General, a Board member of the UN University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and of the Ecologic Institute in Berlin.






Colonel Milen Milkov

Chief of CMDR COE Education and Training Branch.

Chairman on the panel: Defence Support in Disaster Response Operations




Colonel Orlin Nikolov

Chief of CMDR COE Capabilities Branch.

Chairman on the panel: Implications on Disasters and Climate Changes on Military Activities 




Colonel Jaroslav Kubisz

Chief of CMDR COE Transformation Branch.

Chairman on the panel: Building Societal Resilience and Mitigations Vulnerability



Central Military Club,

17, Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, Sofia 1000.


Known as Voennia Klub (The Military Club), it is a prominent monument of modern Bulgaria political and cultural history. Currently it has multi-purpose functions and serves as a head-office of the Bulgarian Armed Forces` executive agency for recreation and clubs activity.

The foundation stone of the edifice was laid in 1895 as the project was designed by Czech architect Antonín Kolář in the Neo-Renaissance style and finished by Bulgarian architect Nikola Lazarov in 1907. The funding was provided by the Sofia Officers′ Assembly.

The building has three stories and features a coffeehouse, an art gallery, a number of refined halls varying in size, as well as an imposing concert hall with 450 seats.


Conference fee: 50 EUR per participant;

Papers fee per article is 35 euros. 

This is the ideal opportunity for companies to exhibit at the Conference in a cost effective way.


You may pay on the conference registration on 31 May or 01 June or

through bank transfer:

IBAN:   BG45UNCR70001522070686


UniCredit Bulbank

1000 Sofia, 7 Sv. Nedelya Sq., Bulgaria






BUT NLT MAY 26th, 2017

TO: or 

OR BY FAX: +359 2 92 24755






Colonel Orlin Nikolov, Director of Conference

Chief of Capabilities Branch CMDR COE

office: 359 2 92 24705; cell: 359 88 799 7540



Major Svetlin Denchev,

Head of Publication, Library and Database Section

office: 359 2 92 24738; cell: 359 88 829 7840




Links below will take you to some useful documents:

For registration please go here: 


6th CMDR COE Anniversary

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First NATO-certified GFP course for 2021

Continuing the enlargement of the Gender Focal Point Community

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Continuous Cooperation with Local Authorities

An initial planning conference for exercise in the town of Belene

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Centre′s Participation in ACT Online Conference

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

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Deserved Recognition – Firefighter of Year 2020

A distinguished contribution of CMDR COE team

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Co-organising and Hosting North Macedonia 2021 Online Webinar

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Première Visite de la Nouvelle Année

A promising beginning of the new 2021

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CMDR COE Assists Iraqi National Defence College

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

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Online Strategic Decision Making for CRO

An Advanced Distributed Learning

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Successful Internship Programme Period

Internship from 2 to 13 November 2020

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The MSG-187 Has Commenced

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

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A Monthly Stipend for Prospective Young Professionals

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

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Geographic Information Systems Day

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Coordination Efforts for Crisis Management Exercise in 2021

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

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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.

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Continuing the enlargement of the GFP Community

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

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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

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Preparing NATO and Allies to the Future

Prominant international conference online

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Towards On-Demand Personalized Training and Decision Support

A virtual symposium of NATO Modelling & Simulation Group

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The Online CMDR Exercise Planners Training Course

Success via virtual space of CMDR COE 

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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. 

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CBRN Analysis Operator Course

CMDR COE hosted a CBRN Analysis Operator Course

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Visit from NATO Stability Policing COE

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

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CMDR COE in non-traditional threats domain

A project by NATO Public Diplomacy Division

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GFP journey continues, virtually!

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

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