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Project Information

The "Civil Protection Cooperation with the candidate countries and potential candidates - Phase II " (IPA CP Cooperation Programme II) is intended as a continuation of the IPA Civil Protection Cooperation Programme I which ended in May 2013. IPA CP Cooperation Programme II aims to build on the progress made by its predecessor. The overall objective is to reduce the vulnerability of Western Balkan countries and Turkey (Beneficiaries) to natural and man-made disasters at national and regional levels through:

- increaing the ability of the Beneficiaries to effectively cooperate with the Union (EU) Civil Protection Mechanism and relevant institutions.

- increasing the capability of the Beneficiaries to further develop effective national civil protection / disaster response systems and collaborate regionally.  

The key activities and tools of the programme are intended to promote capacity building at administrative, operational and policy levels. This will be achieved through the means of trainings, field exercises, table top exercises, exchanges of experts, discussion based workshops, technical support and supporting networks of various stakeholders in the Western Balkans and Turkey and with EU Member States.


Beneficiary Countries

Albania: General Directorate of Civil Emergencies, Ministry of the Interior
Bosnia and Herzegovina:
Protection and Rescue Sector, Ministy of Security
FYR of Macedonia :
Protection and Rescue Sector, Crisis Management Center
Directorate for Emergency Management, Ministry of the Interior
Sector for Emergency Management, Ministry of the Interior
Emergency Management Agency
Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD)


Project Implementing Consortium

Slovenia: Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (URSZR)
National Protection and Rescue Directorate (NPRD)
Civil Protection Department (DPC)
Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW)
Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)



Quick Info

Overall objective  of the EU funded project is to reduce vulnerability of Beneficiaries to natural and man-made disasters at national and regional levels.


 5 November 2013 - 4 November 2015


1st Newsletter Pdf.

2nd Newsletter Pdf.

3rd Newsletter Pdf.

4th Newsletter Pdf.

5th Newsletter Pdf.


IPA MNE Quake 2014 (short)
IPA MNE Quake 2014 (long)
IPA FYRoM CampEx 2015

Project Events

Director's General Meeting

Italy: 28-30 September 2014



Albania: 1st Team Management Course (TMC 1) 9-13 June 2014

Bosnia and Herzegovina: 2nd Team Management Course (TMC2) 23-27 Feb 2015

Kosovo*:  1st Staff Course (SC 1) 17-21 Nov 2014

Serbia: 2nd Staff Course (SC 2) 2-6 Feb 2015

Turkey: Organisational Management Training follow up (OMT) 13-15 April 2015 and Advanced Training follow up (ADT) 15-17 April 


Field Exercises

Montenegro: 20-24 October 2014

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia:   15-19 June 2015 

Host Nation Support TTX

Montenegro: 15-17 September 2014

Serbia:  24-26 March 2015


Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Albania: 7-9 April 2015

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: 4-6 May 2015

Turkey: 30 June -2 July 2015













Component I

  • Capacity-raising through trainings and exchange of experts
1.1 Training
  • a training programme encompassing at least 5 courses following the logic and rationale of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism training courses with adaptation to regional needs.
1.2 Exchanges of Experts
  • the organisation of at least 35 expert exchanges in total.

Component II

  • Capacity-raising through exercises
2.1 Field Exercises
  • Two field exercises preceded by planning meetings, preparedness sessions and table-top exercises. Participation of intervention teams coming from at least three Beneficiaries and two Participating States of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism.
2.2 Observers
  • Participation of observers from Beneficiaries in the Union Civil Protection Mechanism exercises.

Component III

  • Capacity-raising through TTX on HNS, workshops and provision of technical support
3.1 Table top Exercises
  • One table-top exercise in each beneficiary country with a focus on host nation support (HNS). The exercises will involve representatives from national institutions relevant for the provision of HNS (7 HNS table-top exercises in total)
3.2 Workshops
  • Two policy workshops on topics relevant to disaster prevention, preparedness and response at EU or regional level.
3.3 Technical Support
  • The provision of technical support if requested on development of standard operational procedures, legislation etc.