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: 


New assignment in CMDR COE

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The CMDR COE continues to spare no effort in establishing cooperative partnerships.

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On-line discussion on “COVID-19 Biological Threat-Military Medical Challenges”

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Closing an internship period (22 June – 3 July 2020 )

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CMDR course delivered in Advanced Distributed Learning Format

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A Talk on NATO, Cooperative Security and the Youth

CMDR COE Director responds to the inquiries of NATO’s Youth Ambassadors on crisis management

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Framework Collaboration Agreement Signed

The CMDR COE and the Bulgarian Academy of Science (BAS) join forces under a Framework Collaboration Agreement. 

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CMDR COE support COVID-19 Survey on citizens′ perceptions in EU and UK

CMDR COE encoureged our partners to support the European Commission′s Joint Research Centre, in cooperation with University College London, who has recently launched a European-wide study to understand perceptions, needs and priorities of the public affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

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Transatlantic Security Jam: Securing the Post-COVID19 Future

Virtual conference from Tuesday (May 12) continuously until Thursday, (May 14).  

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Combating COVID 19

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CMDR COE turns 5

CMDR COE′s anniversary - a note from the Director

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CMDR COE Annual Conference will be on-line, May 14, 2020

For first time the 2020 Annual CMDR COE Conference will be conducted on-line.

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State of Emergency in Bulgaria

CMDR COE Framework Nation declared a State of Emergency

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CMDR COE measures in light of Corona virus


Prevention and containment: CMDR COE cancelling public activities, continuing daily business under strict measures 

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Modelling & Simulation Group 147 Final Report Development Workshop

A fruitful process concentrated to the outcome of the project concept

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Expert Judgement WS conducted in CMDR COE

Expert Judgement WS conducted in CMDR COE

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Initial Planning Conference for the JACKAL STONE’20 Exercise

CMDR COE hosted the Initial Planning Conference of the exercise JACKAL STONE 2020.

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Project NMSG-147 Completion

Successful conduction of the last practical experiment of NMSG-147 

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Building Resilience - A Workshop in Jordan.

The National Center for Security and Crisis Management in Amman, Jordan hosted a CMDR COE Mobile Education and Training Team which conducted the first of series event, part of NATO Defense Capability Building project for Jordan.

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Successful Pilot Course On Resilience

Deliberating on resilience in military contexts - the CMDR COE and the CCOE conducted a joint pilot course on RtCP

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CMDR COE Supports International GIS Day′2019

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Intensive CMDR Course Week

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Assembly of CMDR COE Governing Body

The 7th meeting of CMDR COE Steering Committee (CMDR COE SC) was held in Sofia. 

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Cooperation Continues

Collaboration Agreement has been signed between the War Studies University Warsaw and CMDR COE

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MSG-147 Prepares Limited Object Experiment (LOE3)

Preparation of the Limited Object Experiment (LOE 3) is in progress

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CMDR COE Welcomes New Deputy Director

From October 7, 2019, a new Deputy Director has commenced term of service in the Centre.

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CMDR COE Asisted Balkan Bridges′2019 Execution

Apparent participation of CMDR COE in the biggest multinational CAX for 2019

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