CMDR COE provides 12 weeks on-line course for the students from the University of California, Irvin.

CMDR COE provides 12 weeks on-line course for the students from the University of California, Irvin.
Date: (23-07-2020)

The CMDR COE continues to spare no effort in establishing cooperative partnerships aimed at advancing crisis management and disaster response and at raising awareness on NATO’s role and contribution. Paying special attention to education and training, the CMDR COE, Capacity Building International (CBI), and the University of California Irvine (UCI) joined forces in developing a 12-week online specialisation programme on NATO Crisis Management & Disaster Response. The programme aims at building basic knowledge on and understanding of the NATO crisis response fundamentals, the NATO Crisis Response System (NCRS), related processes, components and cross-cutting topics such as resilience, civil emergency planning, and gender mainstreaming.

A 10-strong team of CMDR COE subject-matter experts developed tailored content for the two parts of the NATO CMDR specialisation programme.

Sessions were recorded in the new CMDR COE recording studio, created to improve the Centre’s capabilities for the production of quality learning solutions in an online environment.

The CMDR COE is delighted to participate in this collaborative exchange of knowledge and expand the scope of its training audience to include university students and young professionals.



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Announcement: The 5th CMDR COE Annual Conference

The Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) is pleased to announce that the 5th Annual Conference “Interagency Interaction in Crisis Management and Disaster Response” will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 1 and 2 June 2017.

 

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

DEFENCE SUPPORT IN DISASTER RESPONSE OPERATIONS;

- IMPLICATIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE TO MILITARY ACTIVITIES;

- BUILDING SOCIETAL RESILIENCY AND MITIGATING VULNERABILITY

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CMDR COE Mobile Education and Training Team (METT) successfully conducted a Disaster Relief Operations Course at South-Eastern Europe Brigade (SEEBRIG) HQ

From 25 to 27 April 2017 a Disaster Relief Operations Course was held at South-Eastern Europe Brigade (SEEBRIG) HQ, Larissa, Greece.

The aim of the event was acquisition of basic knowledge related to disasters as phenomenon, as well as the main players and mechanisms in disaster relief in order to facilitate the use of SEEBRIG ETF tool in such operations.

The course was successfully conducted by the CMDR COE Mobile Education and Training Team (METT) and offered to the participants the latest developments within the disaster management...

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CMDR COE 2nd ANNIVERSARY

Today, 4 April 2017, the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) celebrated the second anniversary of its formal accreditation as an international military organisation – the first of its kind in the Republic of Bulgaria.

 

The celebration was marked by a reception and an official welcome and awarding ceremony, on which, by order of the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Stefan Yanev, eight CMDR COE military and civilian staff members were presented with awarding sings and prizes for outstanding performance. The event took place at the Lozenets Residence, and gathered high ranking officials and representatives from governmental and non-governmental organisations from the crisis management and disaster response community.

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CMDR COE Carries Out MSG-147 Demo Experiment

The Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence hosted a Demo-Experiment MSG-147, as part of the M&S Support for Crisis and Disaster Management Processes and Climate Change Implications project. The event took place in Sofia, Bulgaria in the period 20 March – 24 March, 2017. More than 20 representatives of governmental institutions, JFTC, other COEs, academia and the industry took part in the Demo-Experiment MSG-147.

The aim of the MSG-147 project is to develop a technical platform capable of supporting and conducting crisis management and disaster response exercises, analysis and preparatory training, that enables prompt, reasonable and effective tests of Crisis/Disaster and Climate Change Implication (CCI) Response plans.

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Five-day Crisis Management and Disaster Response Course was successfully conducted

The Crisis Management and Disaster Response Course was held from 20 to 24 March 2017 at the CMDR COE.

 

The aim of the course was to provide the attendees with basic knowledge to NATO Crisis Management, NATO Crisis Response System and its complementary elements - NATO Crisis Management Process, Civil Emergency Planning and Operations Planning, as well as Disaster Response main actors. The assigned learning objectives were fully covered which contributed to achieving the course aim.

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Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence and Bulgarian Red Cross Sign Cooperation Agreement

The Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC) President, Hristo Grigorov, and the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) Director, Colonel Vassil Roussinov, signed a framework cooperation agreement aiming to promote, facilitate and strengthen cooperation in the area of education, training, research and development. In the context of this agreement will be launched a number of research projects, education and training programs, joint training activities, participation in workshops, conferences, training and internship programs, exchanges of researchers, teachers and other experts.

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CMDR COE Successfully hosted CMX17 Final Planning Conference

The Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) organized and conducted the NATO Crisis Management Exercise 2017 (CMX17) Final Planning Conference (FPC) from 06 to 10 February 2017 at Boyana Residence, Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

The exercise is sponsored by NATO Secretary General and is jointly run by the International Staff, the International Military Staff and the two NATO Strategic Commands – Allied Command Operations and Allied Command Transformation.

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CMDR COE and EADRCC Hold Exercise "CRNA GORA 2016" Lessons Identified Conference

The Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) together with the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) conducts the “CRNA GORA – 2016” Lessons Identified Conference from 25 to 27 January 2017 at Arena di Serdica Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

The EADRCC held a consequence management command-post and field exercise “CRNA GORA 2016” on 31 October – 3 November 2016. The exercise was jointly organized by the EADRCC and the Directorate for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro.

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UNISDR Training of Trainers Workshop for the Implementation of the Sendai Framework Completed

In concern of the UN Office for Risk Reduction (UNISDR) efforts to promote the latest disaster risk reduction framework adopted in 2015, a UNISDR Training of Trainers Workshop was carried out from 17 to 19 January 2017 in Sofia.

 

The event has been supported by the Directorate General Fire Safety and Civil Protection – Bulgaria and Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe (DPPI SEE) and accommodated by CMDR COE. 

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Strategic Decision Making for Crisis Response Operations Course draws to a close

The five-day iteration of Strategic Decision Making for Crisis Response Operations Course was successfully conducted from 28 November to 2 December 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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CMDR COE HAS THE PRIVILEGE TO WELCOME H.E. GRIGORIOS VASSILOCONSTANDAKIS THE AMBASSADOR OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC TO THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA

The Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to the Republic of Bulgaria H.E. Grigorios Vassiloconstandakis visited the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) on 1 December 2016. He met with CMDR COE Director Colonel Vassil Roussinov, Deputy Director Colonel Panagiotis Aposporis and Branch Chiefs. 

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CMDR COE Welcomes Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (DSACT) Admiral Manfred Nielson

The Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) hosted a top-level visit of the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (DSACT) Admiral Manfred Nielson on November 14, 2016. Admiral Nielson attended a meeting with CMDR COE Director Colonel Vassil Roussinov, Deputy Director Colonel Panagiotis Aposporis and Branch Chiefs.

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Agreement Signing Ceremony

On November 10th, 2016, the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence and the National Defence Academy ‘G. S. Rakovski’ signed a cooperation agreement.

Major general Todor Dotchev, Commandant of the National Defence Academy ‘G. S. Rakovski’ opened the ceremony with a short welcome address. He indicated that the National Defence Academy ‘G. S. Rakovski’ had always been actively supporting the establishment of the CMDR COE and the process of its continuous development.

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Armenian Ministry of Defence Delegation Visits CMDR COE

An Armenian Ministry of Defence Delegation, led by Mr. Levon Ayvazyan, Director of the Defence Policy Directorate, visited the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) on November 9, 2016. The delegation attended a meeting with CMDR COE Director, Colonel Vassil Roussinov, and Branch Chiefs.

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CMDR COE FORMED EXPERIMENTATION CELL ON CRNA GORA EXERCISE

A team from Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence took part in the Consequence Management Exercise CRNA GORA 2016. The exercise was conducted by the NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) and the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro and took place from 31 October to 4 November 2016 in Podgorica.

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Steering Committee Appointed Hellenic Republic Officer as CMDR COE Deputy Director

The Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) successfully conducted its Steering Committee Meeting for the fourth year.

 

The annual session was held on 25-26 October, 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria with the participation of the National Representatives from the MOD of Republic of Bulgaria, as a Framework Nation, the Hellenic National Defence General Staff and the MOD of Republic of Poland, as Sponsoring Nations.

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Visit of SHAPE CIMIC Delegation led by ACOS J9 RADM Denis Bigot at CMDR COE

SHAPE J9 CIMIC Delegation, led by ACOS J9 RADM Denis Bigot, visited the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) on 11 October 2016. The aim of the duty call was acquirement with the specific CMDR COE’s mission, current status, developed capabilities and started projects. They met with Director Colonel Vassil Roussinov, CMDR COE Branch Chiefs and selected experts as presenters.

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The Crisis Response Operations Planners Professional Development Course concludes

The CMDR COE organized and conducted the first five-day iteration of Crisis Response Operations Planners Professional Development Course from 26 to 30 September 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

The event aimed at providing comprehensive knowledge related to NATO Crisis Management, functioning of NATO Crisis Response System with emphasis on NATO Crisis Response Planning at operational level.

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UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION TRAINING OF TRAINERS WORKSHOP FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SENDAI FRAMEWORK

Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) devotes efforts to address the importance of understanding disaster management processes and raise awareness of the latest developments related to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA).

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CMDR COE Runs 3-Day Advanced Research Workshop

Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence supported by NATO SPS Program conducted from 5th to 7th July 2016 Climate Change Implications on Military Activities in the Balkans Region Workshop attended by participants from 17 nations: 10 NATO countries (ALB, BGR, GBR, GRC, HUN, NLD, POL, ROM, TUR and USA) and 7 NATO PfP countries (FYROM, BIH, BRA, UKR, MNE, GEO and SRB)

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CMDR COE Carried Out Fruitful Crisis Management and Disaster Response Interagency Interaction Annual Conference 2016

CMDR COE conducted its fourth annual conference for Crisis Management and Disaster Response Interagency Interaction from 31st May to 02nd June in Marinela Hotel in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Visit of the Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff - Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis

The Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis visited the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) on 1 June. He met with Director Colonel Vassil Roussinov, the Chief of Staff of the Bulgarian JFC Commodore Dimitar Yordanov, and CMDR COE Branch Chiefs.

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CMDR COE Online Events

In the period May 31 to June 3, 2016 CMDR COE will hold two events - ANNUAL CONFERENCE INTERAGENCY INTERACTION IN CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND DISASTER RESPONSE 2016 and MSG-147 - 2ND MEETING. Both events will be broadcasted live on the Web. For those who want to join online, below are the links to the relevant events.

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CMDR COE held the Disaster Management Course from 16 to 20 May 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The aim of the course involved the acquisition of basic knowledge related to disasters as a phenomenon, the disaster management process and its close relation to the risk management process, as well as the main players and mechanisms in disaster response.

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CMDR COE hosted a delegation of SEEBRIG led by Brigadier General Numan Yediyildiz, TUR-A, SEEBRIG Commander, May 16 2016

The South-Eastern Europe Brigade (SEEBRIG) was established in 1999 and is currently located in Larissa. The SEEBRIG consists of six NATO and Partnership for Peace (PfP) nations: Albania, Bulgaria, FYROM, Greece, Romania, and Turkey and has a purpose to promote regional stability and security in South-Eastern Europe.

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CMDR COE for the second time hosted Partnership Realtime Information, Management and Exchange System (ePRIME) Training Course.On May 10, 2016 the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Center of Excellence (CMDR COE) for the second time hosted the Partnership Real time Information, Management and Exchange system (ePRIME) training course. This event is organized by the Cooperation and Regional Security Division, NATO HQ International Military Staff.   » read more
The CMDR COE Mobile Education and Training Team conducted a Disaster Response Operations Course at SEEBRIG HQ

A Mobile Education and Training Team (METT), comprised of CMDR Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), conducted from 11 to 13 April 2016 a Disaster Response Operations Course at South-Eastern Europe Brigade (SEEBRIG) HQ, Larissa, Greece. Thirty five participants from SEEBRIG HQ – representatives from Albania, Bulgaria, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia[1], Greece, Romania, and Turkey took part and successfully completed the course.

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CMDR COE celebrates one year activation as a NATO Military Body

One year after the decision of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) for the accreditation of the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence, the Centre celebrates its activation as a NATO Military Body. 

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Five-Day Crisis Management and Disaster Response NATO Selected Course Concludes

The Crisis Management and Disaster Response Course took place from 21 to 25 March 2016 at the CMDR COE.

The aim of the course is to provide the attendees with basic knowledge to NATO Crisis Management fundamentals, NATO Crisis Response System, and its complementary elements - NATO Crisis Management Process, Civil Emergency Planning, and Operations Planning, as well as Disaster Response main actors.

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CMDR COE, HQ SACT Host 2016 COE Legal Advisors (LEGADs) Conference in Sofia

Headquarters, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ SACT) in cooperation with the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE), successfully conducted the 2016 COE Legal Advisors (LEGADs) Conference in Sofia on 24-25 February 2016.

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